Here are example CVs of EEB students, corresponding to their time in the program. From these you can see how the students were progressing through the program in terms of coursework, funding, publications, etc.  

Note that these CVs are not to represent any fixed EEB “tracks”, instead, they are to illustrate the program’s flexibility. 

 

Behavior - Luke Redding

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Curriculum Vitae

Luke Reding

Section of Integrative Biology

University of Texas at Austin

lukereding@utexas.edu

lukereding.github.io

 

 

Education:

University of Texas at Austin. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior.

Ph.D. Candidate

GPA: 3.9

 

College of William and Mary. B.S. Biology with Honors. Minor: Mathematics

Departmental Honors, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

GPA: 3.8
  

Publications:

Reding, L. and M. E. Cummings. 2016. Does sensory expansion benefit asexual species? An olfactory discrimination test in Amazon mollies. Behavioral Ecology. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv168

Reding, L. 2015. Increased hatching success as a direct benefit of polyandry in birds. Evolution. doi:10.1111/evo.12553

Reding, L. P., H. A. Murphy & J. P. Swaddle. 2013. Sexual selection hinders adaptation in experimental populations of yeast. Biology Letters 9:20121202. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.1202

Awards and Fellowships:

-       National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2013): $96,000

-       Dean’s Prestigious Supplemental Award (2014): $1,000

-       Center for Perceptual Studies Conference Travel Grant (2014): $500

-       Preemptive Recruitment Fellowship, UT Austin (2012): $41,000 (tuition and stipend)

-       Turner Award, Animal Behavior Society (2011)

-       Student Conference Travel Award, funded by a HHMI grant through the College of William & Mary (2011), $300

Reviewer for:

-       Journal of Animal Ecology

Research Funding:

-       UT EEB DDIG-like grant (2016): $8000

-       Animal Behavior Society Student Research Award (2016): $1000

-       Texas EcoLab Grant (2012): $1600

-       EEB Startup Grant (2012): $2000

-       Dintersmith Fellowship, William and Mary (2011), $6000

-       HHMI Summer Research Fellowship, through William and Mary (2011), $4000 (declined)

-       Bruce Grant Award (2011), $1000

-       HHMI Freshman Research Project , through William and Mary (2009), $500

 Teaching Experience

-       Teaching Assistant for Bio 311D: Introductory Biology for science majors

-       4.4/5 Instructor Rating, Fall 2013

-       4.5/5 Instructor Rating, Spring 2014

-       4.8/5 Instructor Rating, Summer 2014

-      Computer Skills:

-       Statistics: R

-       Programming: R, Python, bash (in that order)

-       Video analyses: ffmpeg

-       Illustration: GIMP, Inkscape

-       Animation: Blender

Graduate Coursework:

Biology: Introduction to Ecology, Evolution & Behavior; Sexual Selection and the Brain; Population Genetics; Supervised Teaching in the Biological Sciences, Methods in Ecological Genomics

Statistics: Introduction to Statistical Methods I & II; Data Analysis

Relevant Undergraduate Coursework:

Biology courses: Introductory Biology, Biochemistry, Genomics and Proteomics, Zoology, Botany, Developmental Biology, Molecular Genetics, Parasitology, Evolution of Organisms, Biostatistics, Animal Behavior, Sexual Selection

Non-biology science courses: General Chemistry (I & II), Organic Chemistry (I & II), Introductory Physics (I & II), Computational Problem Solving for Environmental Science, Instrumental Analysis

Mathematics Courses: Pre-Calculus, Calculus (I & II), Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Foundations of Higher Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Probability Theory

Outreach:

-   GK-12 Program Associate

-   This program pairs graduate students in the sciences with teachers in local school districts teaching STEM disciplines with the goal of educating young people about science and bolstering ties between the university and the community

-   Through this program I have:

-   Helped orchestrate a dinosaur puppet show for young children at Explore UT day. 7 March 2015.

-   Helped ~150 4th and 5th grade girls learn about spectroscopy and light for UT’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Photos here. 28 February 2015.

-   Served as a science fair judge at Burnet Middle School. 4 February 2015.

-   Served as a science fair judge at Blackland Prairie Elementary. 15 January 2015.

-   The Cummings lab hosted a group of middle schoolers through the GirlAdvocates! program in 2014. We designed a series of hands-on activities to expose them to the sorts of work scientists do.

        -   I have trained and worked with 11 undergraduate students at UT:

-   Luke Allen Stahl (Fall 2013 - Fall 2014)

-   Lynette Strickland (Summer 2014)

-   Mitch Anderson (Spring - Fall 2015)

-   Joseph Xin (Spring - Spring 2016)

-   Mariana Canek (Spring - Fall 2015)

-   Avery Trudell (Spring -Summer 2015)

-   Aurelia Allen (Spring 2016)

-   Rachel Ellerd (Sumer 2016 - present)

-   Rachel Koeter (Summer 2016 - present)

-   Sam Meyers (Fall 2016)

-   Samantha Kagel (Fall 2016)

        -   I have trained and worked with three high school students:

-   Mystee Atles. Fall 2015 - Spring 2016. Developed project on testing cognition in fish.

-   Quin Hricik. Summer 2016. Quit helped me analyze some data related to a project in slime molds.

-   Isaac Carol. Fall 2016 - Spring 2017. Testing mate choice copying in fish.

        -   I tutored 8th grade students weekly in science and math weekly at Webb Middle School in Austin (Fall 2015 -       Spring 2016). The student body of Webb is 86% Hispanic and 97% economically disadvantaged.

       -   In the Fall 2013, I organized and led a reading group for graduate students and post-docs focused on behavioral ecology. This meeting routinely included students from the anthropology department.

Presentations:

Brain, Behavior, and Evolution Seminar, UT Austin, October 2015

“Decision rules and mate choice in swordtails”

Animal Behavior Society, August 2014

“Do asexual mollies use chemical cues to avoid associating with infected individuals?”

EMBO Conference Series: Experimental Evolution Approaches to Evolution and Ecology Using Yeast (Poster), October 2012

“Sexual selection hinders adaptation in experiment yeast populations.”

presented by Dr. Helen Murphy

 Graduate Seminar in Brain, Behavior, & Evolution, UT Austin (Talk), October 2012

“Can sexual selection drive extinction processes? An examination from birds to yeast”

Honors Colloquium, College of William and Mary (Talk), February 2012

“Sexual selection and extinction in yeast”

 Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Meeting (Poster Presentation), October 2011

“Does sexual selection drive extinction and speciation processes in yeast?”   

Biology Homecoming Reception, Biology Department, William and Mary (Poster Presentation), October 2011

“Does sexual selection drive extinction and speciation processes in yeast?”   

William and Mary Summer Research Showcase (Poster Presentation), September 2011

“Does sexual selection drive extinction and speciation processes in yeast?”   

Joint Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society and the International Ethological Conference (Contributed Talk), July 2011

“Does sexual selection predict extinction threat risk in African birds?”

NIH Summer Poster Session, August 2010

William and Mary Undergraduate Research Symposium (Poster Presentation), February 2010
"Sexed to Death? Does Sexual Selection Explain Threat Status in Modern Birds?"

 

Ecology - Colin Averil

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Colin Averill

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow

Boston University – Department of Biology

5 Cummington Mall, Boston MA 02215

203.444.8925 caverill@bu.edu

www.colinaverill.weebly.com

 

 

 

 

E D U C A T I O N  & E X P E R I E N C E

Postdoctoral Researcher, Boston University, Boston, MA                                                   2015 - Present

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow

Advisors – Dr. Jennifer Talbot and Dr. Michael Dietze

 

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX                                                                     2010 – 2015

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

Advisor – Dr. Christine Hawkes

 

B.A. Boston University, Boston, MA                                                                                        2004 – 2008

Biology, Specialization in Ecology and Conservation

Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Biology

 

Senior Research Technician, Boston University, Boston, MA                                               2008 - 2010

Ecosystem Ecology

Advisor – Dr. Adrien Finzi

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

      Averill C., Rousk, J. and Hawkes C.V. 2015. Microbial-mediated changes in ecosystem nitrogen partitioning can delay progressive nitrogen limitation. Biogeochemistry.126: 11-23.

      *featured in the Biogeochemistry Letters section, "manuscripts that present results that substantially advance the field or challenge entrenched ideas."

      Averill C., Turner B.L. and Finzi A.C. 2014. Mycorrhizal mediated competition between plants and decomposers drives soil carbon storage. Nature. 505: 543-545.

      *Media coverage from TIME Magazine, ThinkProgress, KUT Austin NPR, Mongabay.com

      Averill C. 2014. Divergence in plant and microbial allocation strategies explains continental patterns in microbial allocation and biogeochemical fluxes. Ecology Letters. 17: 1202-1210.

      Giasson M.A., Averill C. and Finzi A.C. 2014. Correction factors for dissolved organic carbon extracted from soil, measured using the Mn (III)-pyrophosphate colorimetric method adapted for a microplate reader. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 78: 284-287.

      Waring B.G., Averill C. and Hawkes C.V. 2013. Differences in fungal and bacterial physiology alter soil carbon and nitrogen cycling: insights from meta-analysis and theoretical models. Ecology Letters. 16: 887-894.

      Kivlin S.N., Waring B.G., Averill C. and Hawkes C.V. 2013. Tradeoffs in microbial carbon allocation may mediate soil carbon storage in future climates. Frontiers in Microbiology. 4: 261.

      Averill C. and Finzi A.C. 2011. Increasing plant dependence on organic nitrogen along an elevation gradient is reflected in nitrogen uptake rates and ecosystem δ15N at Mount Eisenhower, NH, USA. Ecology. 92: 883-891 (Ecosystem Ecology Faculty of 1000 Selection).

      Averill C. and Finzi A.C. 2011. Plant regulation of microbial enzyme production in situ. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43: 2457-2460

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S  I N  R E V I E W & P R E P  *can provide upon request

       Averill C. and Hawkes, C.V. in prep. Ectomycorrhizas slow soil carbon cycling.       

       Averill C., Waring, B.G. and Hawkes C.V. in prep. Historical precipitation predictably alters the shape and magnitude of microbial functional response to soil moisture.

 

A W A R D S   A N D   F E L L O W S H I P S

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Research Fellowship $138,000 over two years

 

Mar 2015

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship $121,500 over three years

 

Apr 2012

Elizabeth Sulzman Award                                                                                               Awarded By the Biogeosciences Section of the Ecological Society of America for an outstanding manuscript published by a graduate student: Averill et al. 2014, Nature

 

Aug 2015

Outstanding Student Research in Ecology Award                                                                Awarded for the best paper by a graduate student in the field of Ecology by the Student Section of the Ecological Society of America: Averill et al. 2014, Nature

 

Aug 2014

Outstanding Student Research in Ecology Award                                                                Awarded for the best paper by an undergraduate student in the field of Ecology by the Student Section of the Ecological Society of America: Averill and Finzi 2011, Ecology

 

Aug 2011

Fungal Environmental Sampling Network Graduate Student Travel Award                         Ecological Society of America Meeting, $1,000

 

Aug 2013

Young Scientist Travel Award                                                                                           Enzymes in the Environment Conference, Bad Nauheim, Germany, $1850

 

Jul 2011

University of Texas at Austin Integrative Biology Recruitment Fellowship $24,000

 

Sep 2010

University of Texas at Austin Preemptive Fellowship $12,000

 

Sep 2010

University of Texas at Austin Deans Excellence Award $6,000

 

Sep 2010

Boston University Honors Thesis Work for Distinction Award

 

Apr 2008

Boston University Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship $3,500

 

Jun 2007

 

G R A N T   F U N D I N G

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improve Grant (DDIG) $20,085

 

Mar 2014

University of Texas at Austin Department of Ecology Evolution and Behavior Dissertation Improvement Grant $5,000

 

Mar 2014

University of Texas at Austin Graduate Program in Ecology Evolution and Behavior Start-up Grant $2,000

 

Mar 2012

Texas Ecolab Research Grant: Decomposition along the Edward’s Plateau- separating the effects of rainfall, microbial biomass, and extra-cellular enzymes $9,000

 

Apr 2011

Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grants $1,000

 

2007-2008

 

I N V I T E D  P R E S E N T A T I O N S

Enzyme production as a key mycorrhizal trait.  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD

 

Aug 2015

Linking microbial ecology to ecosystem and Earth element cycles.  University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Frostburg MD 

 

Jan 2015

Stoichiometric vs. growth optimization in decomposer microbial ecosystems.  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

 

Aug 2014

Differences in fungal and bacterial physiology alter soil carbon and nitrogen cycling: synthesizing effects of microbial community structure using the Fungi and Bacteria (FAB) model.  American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

 

Dec 2013

The effect of mycorrhizal type on soil carbon storage across ecosystems.  University of New Hampshire EOS Department, Durham, NH                             

Jun 2012

 

C ON T RI B U T E D  P R E S E N T A T I O N S

Quantitative inhibition of soil carbon cycling by ectomycorrhizal fungi under field conditions.  American Geophysical Inion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA Dec 2014
Competition between ectomycorrhizas and free-living decomposers reduces decomposer activity. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN Aug 2013
Using Rayleigh isotope equations to predict foliar 15N signatures and form of nitrogen uptake across biomes. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin TX Aug 2011
Organic nitrogen uptake along an elevation gradient at Mount Eisenhower, NH, USA. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM Aug 2009

 

W O R K I N G   G R O U P S

Invited participant: 2nd International Enzymes in the Environment RCN Workshop: Incorporating Enzymes and Microbial Physiology into Biogeochemical Models. May 2012

 

O U T R E A C H   A N D   S E R V I C E                                         

UT Austin Science Under the Stars                                                                                 2010-2015

Lead organizer: Science under the Stars presents ecological research to the general public in a family friendly setting. Lectures are free, and held in the Brackenridge Field lab, an urban ecology lab in downtown Austin. I help coordinate and promote these events. I was the lead organizer of this group for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 academic semesters. www.scienceunderthestars.org

UT Austin Ecolunch Seminar Series Organizer                                                                Sept 2013-2015

Lead Organizer: EcoLunch is an opportunity for grad students, post docs, faculty and others to give a talk or get feedback on a new project or idea from a room full of ecologists in an informal setting. We encourage talks that are more interactive or discussion based that can take advantage of the audience’s expertise. I facilitate booking speakers and sending emails to the group as well as promoting the series within the department and university.

Boston University Bio Bugs                                                                                                April 2009-10

Panel Speaker: Biobugs puts Boston-area high school students in a lab setting, exposes them to cutting edge scientific equipment, and provides interactions with professional scientists. I talked with several high school biology classes about potential career paths in the natural sciences.

Peer Review: Biogeochemistry, Biogeosciences, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Ecological Monographs, FEMS Microbial Ecology, Global Change Biology, Journal of Ecology, Oecologia, New Phytologist, Plant and Soil, PLOS One, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Professional Memberships: American Geophysical Union, Ecological Society of America, Soil Ecology Society

 

T E A C H I N G  E X P E R I E N C E

GraduateTeaching Assistant, BIO 373, Ecology, Lead Instructor Dr. Tim Keitt. Taught Spring 2012, Spring 2013

 

R E L E V A N T  C O U R S E W O R K

BIO384C & D: Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, I & II

 

Fall 2010, Spring 2011

BIO384K: Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology

 

Fall 2010

SSC385: Modern Statistical Methods (emphasis in Bayesian Analysis)

 

Spring 2011

BIO384K: Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology

 

Fall 2011

GEO381G: Geomicrobiology

 

Fall 2011

BIO384K: Behavioral Ecology

 

Fall 2011

BIO398TL Supervised Teaching in Biological Science

 

Spring 2012

BIO384K: Advanced Topics in Ecology

 

Spring 2012

BIO384K: Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology

 

Fall 2012

BIO384K: Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology

 

Fall 2013

M340L: Matrices and Matrix Calculations

 

Fall 2014

  

Molecular Evolution - Benjamin Liebeskind

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Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin J. Liebeskind

Graduate Student, Integrative Biology

University of Texas at Austin

Email: bliebeskind@austin.utexas.edu

Website: bliebeskind.github.io

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior - University of Texas at Austin (2009-2014)

Advisors: Drs. Harold Zakon and David Hillis.

Coursework: Introduction to evolution, ecology, and behavior. Phylogenetic perspectives on EEB. Population genetics. Modern statistical methods. Brain, behavior, and evolution. Directed study in ion channel physiology. Computational phylogenetics.

Outside Courses: Workshop on molecular evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA (summer 2012)

B.A., Liberal Arts - St. John’s College, Santa Fe (2003-2008).

APPOINTMENTS

Teaching Assistant, Workshop on Molecular Evolution, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA (summer 2013, ’14)

Teaching Assistant, 2009 (F), 2010 (F&Sp), 2011 (F&Sp&Sum), 2012 (F&Sp), 2013 (Sp).

Classes assisted: Vertebrate Neurobiology - Neurobiology Lab - Ecology - Introductory Biology.

Research Assistant, 2010 (Sp&Sum), 2012 (Sum), 2013 (Sum) - 2014.

AWARDS

Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Texas College of Natural Sciences 2014.

Runner-up, Hamilton Award, Evolution 2014.

Nominated, Hamilton Award, Evolution 2013.

SUPPORT

IB DDIG-like grant (University of Texas), Fall 2011: $7000

IB startup fellowship (University of Texas), Spring 2010: $2000

PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES

Talks:

Evolution 2014, Raleigh NC

SICB 2014, Austin TX

Evolution 2013, Snowbird UT.

Brain Behavior and Evolution 2013, University of Texas at Austin

Choanoflagellate Workshop 2011, Berkeley CA

Posters:

BEACON Congress 2013, Michigan State University

Evolution 2010, Portland OR.

PUBLICATIONS (* Co-first authorship)

Ghezzi*, Liebeskind*, Thompson, Atkinson, Zakon. “Ancient association between cation leak channels and Mid1 proteins is conserved in fungi and animals.” (2014) Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience; vol. 7 num. 00015. DOI: 10.3389/fnmol.2014.00015

Liebeskind, Hillis, Zakon. “Independent acquisition of sodium selectivity in bacterial and animal sodium channels.” (2013) Current Biology; vol. 23 issue 21, R948-R949. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.09.025

Liebeskind, Hillis, Zakon. “Phylogeny Unites Animal Sodium Leak Channels with Fungal Calcium Channels in an Ancient, Voltage-Insensitive Clade.” (2012) Molecular Biology and Evolution; 29 (12), 3613-3616. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/mss182

 

Liebeskind. “Evolution of sodium channels and the new view of early nervous system evolution.” (2011) Communicative & Integrative Biology; 4(6), 679-683. DOI: 10.4161/cib.17069

 

Liebeskind, Hillis, Zakon. “Evolution of Sodium Channels Predates the Origin of Nervous Systems in Animals.”  (2011) PNAS; vol. 108 no. 22, 9154-9159. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1106363108

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

Teaching:

Computational Biology: I co-founded, designed and taught a biological computing working group for graduate students and post-docs at University of Texas (2013-14). The course has been continued and updated and is still offered: http://ccbb.biosci.utexas.edu/semesterlong.html. I also worked as a TA for a Software Carpentry workshop at University of Texas (2013)

Philosophy: I have maintained an interest in philosophy and the history of science from my undergraduate education and have led discussion groups for undergraduates through the Thomas Jefferson Center for Core Texts and Ideas (http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/coretexts/Book-Club/About.php) on writers as diverse as Allen Turing and Plato.

Undergraduate Training:

As a PhD student, I trained and guided two undergraduate researchers in bioinformatics, phylogenetic methods, and molecular biology. Both students are now in graduate school (North Carolina State University and the University of Chicago). As a postdoctoral fellow, I am currently training two students in yeast genetics and synthetic biology. In my commitment to undergraduate training I have always recruited widely and from underrepresented groups.

Public Outreach:

I have presented my research on public radio (http://www.kvrx.org/schedule/programs/337), on blogs (http://beacon-center.org/), for a local homeschooling group, and at a public lecture series which I helped organize for the year 2011 – 2012 (http://scienceunderthestars.org/about/). This lecture series is put on by graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin and provides free lectures on current research at UT geared towards a general audience and children. I have also participated in local science outreach events not related to my research, such as Darwin Day at the Texas Natural Science Center (http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/events/darwin/), where I created a station for children on the phylogeny of vertebrates. 

 

Ecological Genomics - Carly Kenkel

Carly Kenkel

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Carly D. Kenkel

The University of Texas at Austin

1 University Station C0990, Austin, TX 78712

EMAIL: carly.kenkel@gmail.com

WORK: (512) 475-6424

                                     

 

EDUCATION:                                   

Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Aug 2014                Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin

Advisor: Dr. Mikhail Matz, Dept of Integrative Biology

B.S. in Marine Science, Summa Cum Laude. May 2007            Stony Brook, NY

The State University of New York at Stony Brook

                                                                                           

FELLOWSHIPS:                  

• University of Texas at Austin Harrington Dissertation Fellowship, Sept 2013 – May 2014

• Fulbright Research Fellowship, Thailand, 2007-2008

FUNDING:                           

• NSF International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology, DBI-1401165, $169,056, 2015-2016

• NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant, DEB-1311220, $18,782, 2013

• UT Austin Departmental Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, $8.000, 2012

• Graduate School Professional Development Award, $1,000, 2011

• P.E.O. Women’s International Graduate Fellowship, $15,000, 2011

• PADI Foundation Grant, $5,000, 2011

• Carl Gottfried Hartman Graduate Fellowship, $1,990, 2010

• NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) scholarship, $8,000, 2006

AWARDS:                             

• Second Place, Poster Competition, Second Annual Big Data in Biology Meeting, May 2014

• Finalist, Raymond B Huey Best Student Presentation, SICB Annual Meeting, Jan 2014

• Second Place, Proctor & Gamble Poster Competition, Univ of Texas at Austin, Oct 2013

• Outstanding Teaching Award, UT Austin School of Biological Sciences, May 2010

PUBLICATIONS:

Davies SW, Treml EA, Kenkel CD, Matz MV (2014) Exploring the role of Micronesian islands in the maintenance of coral genetic diversity in the Pacific Ocean. In review.

Quigley KM, Davies SW, Kenkel CD, Willis BL, Matz MV, Bay LK (2014) Deep-sequencing method for quantifying background abundances of Symbiodinium types: exploring the rare Symbiodinium biosphere in reef-building corals. PLoS ONE, 9(4):e94297.

Kenkel CD, Sheridan C, Leal MC, Bhagooli R, Castillo KD, Kurata N, McGinty E, Goulet TL, Matz M (2014) Diagnostic gene expression biomarkers of coral thermal stress. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14: 667-678.

Kenkel CD, Goodbody-Gringley G, Caillaud D, Davies S, Bartels E, Matz M (2013) Evidence for a host role in thermotolerance divergence between populations of the mustard hill coral (Porites astreoides) from different reef environments. Molecular Ecology, 22: 4335-4348.

                                                  Kenkel CD, Meyer E, Matz MV (2013) Gene expression under chronic heat stress in populations of the mustard hill coral (Porites astreoides) from different thermal environments. Molecular Ecology, 22: 4322-4334.

Hufmann LS, O’Connell LA, Kenkel CD, et al. (2012) Distribution of nonapeptide systems in the forebrain of an African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 44: 86-97.

Kenkel CD, et al. (2011) Development of gene expression markers of acute heat-light stress in reef-building corals of the genus Porites. PLoS ONE, 6(10):e26914.

Kenkel CD, Traylor MR, Wiedenmann J, Salih A, Matz MV (2011) Fluorescence of coral larvae predicts their settlement response to crustose coralline algae and reflects stress. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278: 2691-2697.

Kenkel, CD. (2008) Coral disease: baseline surveys in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand.  Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin, 69: 43-53.

INVITED LECTURES:                       

• Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL, July 2014  

• Penn State University, State College, PA, April 2014

• Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, April 2014

• ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD Australia, Dec 2013

• Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, QLD Australia, July 2012

• Population Biology Seminar, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Jan 2012  

• St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX, Nov 2011

• Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL, June 2009

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

ò = Oral à = Poster

ò “Local adaptation in a Caribbean coral is associated with gene expression plasticity”, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Austin, TX, January 2014, *Finalist, Raymond B Huey Best Student Presentation

                                                  à “Heritability of fitness-related traits in populations of Porites astreoides from different thermal environments”, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, Austin, TX, January 2014

à “Transcriptomic signatures of local adaptation in a Caribbean coral”, Gordon Research Conference on Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics, July 2013

ò “ Physiological and genetic underpinnings of local coral adaptation in the Florida Keys”, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2013

à “Gene expression biomarkers of acute and chronic heat stress in a reef-building coral”, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 2013         

ò “Evidence of local thermal adaptation in Porites astreoides in the Florida Keys” International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, QLD Australia, July 2012    

ò “Evidence of local thermal adaptation in a Caribbean coral” International Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, January 2012

ò “Evidence of local thermal adaptation in a reef-building coral” Ecological Society of America          Meeting, Austin, TX, August 2011

ò “Integrative gene expression analysis of stress response in Porites astreoides” International Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, January 2010

ò “Coral Disease in Thailand”, Coral Reefs Meeting, Phuket Marine Biological Center, May 2008

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

• Programming for Biologists, UT Austin, Jan – May 2014

• Integrative Biology Course, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, May 2013

• Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics, UT Austin Summer Statistics Institute, 2012

• Multivariate Data Analysis using R, UT Austin Summer Statistics Institute, 2012

GRADUATE COURSEWORK:                    

Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Program, Univ. of Texas at Austin

• Intro to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior I, Intro to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior II, Recent advances in Computational Biology, Behavioral Ecology, Issues in Population Biology, Evolution of Gene Regulation, Population Genetics

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:   

Teaching Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin: Avg Instructor Rating: 4.6/5

• BIO165U - Systems Physiology Lab: fall 2012

• BIO325 - Genetics: fall 2009, fall 2010, fall 2011

• BIO448L - Invertebrate Biology: spring 2010, spring 2011, spring 2013 

Assistant Instructor

• The Art of Gene Expression Analysis at Mote Tropical Research Lab, Summerland Key, FL; June 2013: taught laboratory and bioinformatic protocols for RNAseq and QPCR.

• QPCR for Coral Biologists at Mote Tropical Research Lab, Summerland Key, FL; 2010, 2011

• Biomarkers of Coral Health and Disease Advanced Course at Mote Tropical Research Lab, Summerland Key, FL; July 2009   

BROADER IMPACTS:         B     BROADER IMPACTS:

• Manuscript Review: PLoS Genetics, BMC Genomics, PLoS ONE, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Biology Open

• Undergraduate Education

-      - Student Mentoring: Monica Traylor, Sarah Guermond, Anna Percy, Albert Almanza, Karen Pereia, Sam Setta, Kathryn Thompson, Chris Wood, Ava Ibanez

-      - Invited presentation, Marine Science Club UT Austin, 2013

-      - SURGE Roads to research invited discussion panelist, 2011

    • K-12 Education

- Science Under the Stars Public Lecture Series, Children’s Table Coordinator, 2013-2014

- Data Nuggets http://datanuggets.org/2014/03/coral-bleaching-and-climate-change/

- UT High School Research Internship Program mentor 2011-12: Raven Mitchum-Babicki

- Career Day: Galindo Elementary 2013, Barrington Elementary 2010

- Girl Scouts STEM FEST volunteer, 2011

     • Science Communication

- Darwin Day Presenter, Texas Memorial Museum 2013

- Radio interview “They Blinded me with Science”, KVRX, UT Austin, 2011

- Science Under the Stars Public Lecture Series Presenter 2011

- Annual Women In Science Day @ Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)