Current Lab Members

  • Jessica Trout-Haney defended her Ph.D. on February 10, 2017 and will be looking for postdoctoral positions (hint, hint!). Jess works on cyanobacteria and cyanobacteria toxins as part of our IGERT program in Polar Environmental Change.  Keep tabs on Jess on Twitter @JVTHaney
  • Andy Vacca, Ph.D. expected 2019, is studying the effects of anthropogenic contamination, especially mercury, on organismal physiology and behavior, and how those changes impact species interactions. Track Andy’s work on Twitter @andyvacca
  • Keith Fritschie, Ph.D. expected 2020, is working on the role of fish thermal physiology in affecting salmonid population dynamics, especially early in life.
  • Aldo Arellano ’17 is a former Presidential Scholar who conducted research on thermal performance curves in Chlamydomonas and helped with field work for the Gloeotrichia project. Aldo is currently writing up his Honors thesis on the Lake Myvatn LTREB project as an REU intern during summer 2016.
  • Precious Kilimo ’18, helped Jess with experiments on colonial Nostoc and their toxicity as a Sophomore Scholar, and is back as a Presidential Scholar this year – studying maternal – infant dynamics in dengue (!)
  • Phoebe Cunningham ’20 and Alex Urquiza ’20 are working with Andy on his crayfish experiments during Winter – Spring 2017 as part of the Women In Science Program.
 After a May 2014 lab meeting (L to R): Amelia Ritger '15, Zach Wood '15, Kali Pruss '14, Jill Britton '14, Kathy, Ellen Irwin '14, and Sam Fey GR'14

After a May 2014 lab meeting (L to R): Amelia Ritger ’15, Zach Wood ’15, Kali Pruss ’14, Jill Britton ’14, Kathy, Ellen Irwin ’14, and Sam Fey GR’14

Summer Helpers (coming soon!)

  • Owen Krol (Colby-Sawyer ’17) will contribute to the Gloeo project in Summer 2017
  • Alexa Wing ’20 will be a field assistant with Keith at the Second College Grant for Summer 2017