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Johnathan Napier

Johnathan Napier (UCF M.Sc. 2018)

Johnathan received his MSc in the Savage lab in 2018. He is currently a mathematics graduate student at Eastern Michigan University.

 

 

Joanne Saldanha (UCF Biology 2018)

Joanne was an undergraduate Honors in the Major thesis student. She’s currently applying to PhD programs.

 

 

screenshot_2016-10-05-10-48-03-1Emily Karwacki (UCF Biology 2018)

Emily was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab for over two years. She published her first paper on the emerging amphibian pathogen Perkinsea a month before her graduation.
She is currently a research technician in the Savage Lab, so we haven’t lost her yet!

 

 

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Brenda Rivera (UCF Biology 2018)
Brenda was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab for several years. She studied Batrachochytirum dendrobatidis and Ranavirus infections in various species of frogs in Jekyll Island, GA and hopes to publish her manuscript soon.

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emma Emma Sutton (UCF Biology 2018)
Emma was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab for two years. She worked on DNA sequence variation in genes of the sea turtle-associated herpesvirus lineage CFPHV5, so-authoring a paper in 2017.

 

 

img_5462Libby Abney (UCF Biology 2018)
Libby was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab and in the Marine Turtle Research Group (Mansfield Lab). She assisted with a project on the immunogenetics of green sea turtle susceptibility to fibropapillomatosis. She hopes to one day be involved with Rising Tide Conservation and focus on bringing back healthy populations of coral reef fishes.

 

 

screenshot_20160810-104231Kiernan Oknefski (UCF Biology 2018)
Kiernan was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab for over a year. He worked on mitochondrial DNA sequencing and analysis. He is currently earning a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health.

 

 

Matthew Lawrance (UCF M.S. 2016, Savage lab manager 2016-2017)

Matt was the Savage Lab Manager from 2016-2017. He is currently a PhD student in the Storfer lab at Washington State University.

 

Sanabel MahmoudSanabel Mahmoud (UCF Biology 2017)

Sanabel was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab for over a year, working on stress gene characterization in frogs.

 

Tyler StuckTyler Stuck (UCF Engineering 2017)

Tyler was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab for two years. He graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree with a minor in Bioengineering.

 

Taina TorresTaina Torres ((UCF Biology 2017)

Taina was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab for over a year. She graduated with a Biology degree and a minor in Environmental Studies. She used GIS to model the distribution of disease in amphibian species and co-authored one lab publication.

 

Andrew LetterAndrew Letter (UCF Biology 2016)

Andrew was an undergrad researcher in the Savage Lab. He recently completed his Master’s degree at Eastern New Mexico University.

 

13939595_10205495582469336_4142293277705926700_nZach Rivas (UCF Biology 2016)

Zach did an Honors in the Major undergraduate thesis in the Savage Lab. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Jeremi McRaeJeremi McRae (UCF Biology 2016)

Jeremi was an undergraduate researcher and field work expert in the Savage Lab. He is applying to graduate programs in wildlife management and still helps out with field work when he’s not fishing.

 

Yasmine AkhiyatYasmine Akhiyat (UCF Biology 2016)

Yasmine was an undergraduate researcher in the Savage Lab. She is currently in medical school.