Lab Alumni - REU/SURFO Students
Andria joined the Menden-Deuer lab as a summer NSF SURFO (REU). Andria conducted her research remotely, due to covid-19, by sampling water bodies near her home in Mississippi. Andrea will be a senior this fall at Jackson State University she is majoring in biology and has a love for studying the natural world.
Nicole joined the Menden-Deuer lab as a summer SURFO student from Salisbury University. Nicole designed and conducted an experiment that will help us better understand plankton ecology.
Eva joined the lab as part of the 2018 SURF (summer undergraduate research fellowship) program. She examined the effect of nutrient concentrations on protistan herbivory and growth rates and went on EN617 as part of the LTER research cruises. Eva is currently a student at Rhode Island College and was named a ‘Governor’s fellow’ for her Read More …
Anne Ward joined the lab as part of the 2018 GSO/URI SURFO (summer REU) program. Anna examined turbulence effects on protistan herbivory grazing and growth rates. She also participated in the LTER cruise EN617. Anna is an undergraduate at the University of California San Diego. Her work was selected for presentation at the 2019 ASLO meeting in Read More …
Liza, a student at Middlebury College, Vermont, completed her 2016 SURFO internship working on the effect of copepod excretions on the growth and ingestion rate of the phagotrophic protist Oxyrrhis marina. Liza presented a poster at ASLO, February 2017.
Betsy, a student at St. Olaf College, completed her 2014 SURFO internship with Dr. Shu Cheng on RNA-seq analysis for Heterosigma akashiwo.
During the summer of 2013, Caitlin, a student at Boston University, completed a SURFO internship working on ocean acidification effects on community populations of phytoplankton in Narragansett Bay. Caitlin presented a poster at ASLO, February 2014. She will be again joining the lab during an upcoming Antarctic cruise.
Rachel, a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, spent the summer of 2012 as a SURFO examining the growth rates of Heterosigma akashiwo in varying salinities. She presented a poster on this work at ASLO, February 2013.
Andi, a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, completed her 2011 SURFO internship with Caitlyn Lawrence on copepod grazing rates on whole community plankton assemblages of Narragansett Bay. Andi is pursuing graduate studies in marine science in Florida.
Anna, a student at Duke University, completed her 2010 SURFO internship measuring grazing rates on whole community plankton assemblages of Narragansett Bay. Anna presented a poster at ASLO, February 2011. Anna went on to graduate school and most recently completed a M.S. degree at VIMS.