2021 Whitman Directory

Acosta, Veronica Giselle
Whitman Center Fellow
University of the Incarnate Word
L-104/105
6/5/2021 – 8/10/2021
Photoreception in an aquatic annelid Lumbriculus variegatus

Arenas Sabogal, Oscar Mauricio
Grass Fellow
University of California-Berkeley
Grass
5/30/2021 – 9/5/2021
Molecular basis for mechanotransduction in ctenophore balancer cells

Armstrong, Peter B.
Whitman Center Scientist
L-118
6/1/2021 – 9/30/2021
Innate immunity of long-lived animals

Bezares Calderón, Luis Alberto
Grass Fellow
University of Exeter
Grass
5/29/2021 – 9/5/2021
Mechanosensory systems and circuits in the chordate Ciona

Boudreau, Vincent
Whitman Center Fellow
University of California-Berkeley
L-107
6/20/2021 – 8/14/2021
Stentor pyriformis: a novel cell biological model for uncovering evolutionary mechanisms of photosynthetic activity regulation

Breen, Michael S
Whitman Center Scientist
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
L-118E
8/7/2021 – 9/11/2021
Large-scale collaborative genetic and genomic investigations of neurodevelopmental disorders

Buxbaum, Joseph
Whitman Center Scientist
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
L-118B
7/1/2021 – 9/11/2021
Large-scale collaborative genetic and genomic investigations of neurodevelopmental disorders

Chappell, Richard L
Whitman Center Scientist
State University of New York at Buffalo
L-118F
6/1/2021 – 9/15/2021
Molecular mechanisms mediating visual processing in the vertebrate retina.

Cocas, Laura
Whitman Center Scientist
Santa Clara University
Grass
5/31/2021 – 9/4/2021
Role of Synaptic Tuning in Myelination

Coleman, Melissa J
Whitman Center Scientist
Scripps College
Grass
5/29/2021 – 9/4/2021
Neural correlates of song preference formation in the female zebra finch

Colin, Sean
Whitman Center Scientist
Roger Williams University
R-301
5/15/2021 – 8/31/2021
Feeding ecology of epipelagic ctenophores

Colón-Ramos, Daniel Alfonso
MBL Fellow
Yale University
L-220
6/29/2021 – 7/18/2021
Mapping neurodevelopment in developing organisms with

Costello, John H (Jack)
Whitman Center Scientist
Providence College
R-301
6/15/2021 – 9/13/2021
Trophic interactions of oceanic ctenophores

Crawford, Karen
Whitman Center Fellow
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
L-118D
5/17/2021 – 8/4/2021
Beyond Proof of Concept – using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in Doryteuthis pealii embryos to determine: 1) the role of ADAR1 and ADAR2 RNA editing enzymes and 2) Homeobox gene function in development morphology and behavior.

DeGiorgis, Joseph Alan (Joe)
Whitman Center Scientist
Providence College
L-118A
5/1/2021 – 4/30/2022
Vision in the North-Atlantic Long-Finned Squid

Feng, Guoping
Whitman Center Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Grass
7/12/2021 – 8/6/2021
Forbes Lecturer

Fenton, Andre
Whitman Center Fellow
New York University
R-209
6/5/2021 – 8/15/2021
Integrating across levels of biology to learn how memory is sustained

Fleidervish, Ilya
Whitman Center Scientist
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
R-207
7/15/2021 – 9/4/2021
Sodium and calcium imaging of axonal and dendritic function in pyramidal neurons

Gibson III, Daniel G. (Dan)
Whitman Center Scientist
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
L-118
6/1/2021 – 9/1/2021
Location and Function of Acetylcholine receptors in the peripheral nervous system and glands in horseshoe crabs focused on small specimens of the first second and third year of life.

Gladfelter, Amy
MBL Fellow
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
L-118
6/10/2021 – 8/15/2021
Identification and culturing of marine-derived Malassezia fungi

Goldman, Robert D.
Whitman Center Scientist
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
R-205
6/1/2021 – 9/1/2021
Nuclear lamin structure and function

Green, William Nathan (Bill)
Whitman Center Scientist
University of Chicago
Office
5/15/2021 – 9/1/2021
Golgi dispersal by nicotine and trafficking of a4ß2-type nAChRs

Grice, Dorothy E
Whitman Center Scientist
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
L-118B
8/6/2021 – 9/11/2021
Large-scale collaborative genetic and genomic investigations of neurodevelopmental disorders

Hardwick, J. Marie
Whitman Center Scientist
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
R-213
8/1/2021 – 8/22/2021
Regulation of programmed cell death

Herbert, Amy Louise
Whitman Center Fellow
Stanford University
L-106
5/10/2021 – 7/19/2021
Sea robins as a model for the genetic basis of evolutionary trait gain

Hershko, Avram
Whitman Center Scientist
Technion University- Faculty of Medicine
R-311
7/8/2021 – 9/5/2021
Control of cell division by ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation

Holmgren, Miguel
Whitman Center Scientist
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
R-211/212
4/17/2021 – 11/20/2021
Membrane protein synthesis in isolated squid giant axons

Jeffery, William
Whitman Center Scientist
University of Maryland
R-108
5/15/2021 – 9/5/2021
Regeneration in the Ascidian Ciona

Jesuthasan, Suresh Jeyaraj
Whitman Center Fellow
Nanyang Technological University Singapore
L-112
7/15/2021 – 8/15/2021
An investigation of the amphibian Leydig cell: from mucosal immunology to conservation biology

Jonas, Elizabeth Ann
Whitman Center Scientist
Yale University
R-213
6/19/2021 – 9/18/2021
Mitochondrial ion channels in synaptic plasticity

Kaczmarek, Leonard Konrad
Whitman Center Scientist
Yale University
R-213
6/12/2021 – 9/18/2021
Regulation of ion channels in synaptic plasticity

Kramer, Richard
Whitman Center Scientist
University of California-Berkeley
L-118F
7/14/2021 – 8/14/2021
Molecular mechanisms mediating visual processing in the vertebrate retina

Kreitzer, Matthew A (Matt)
Whitman Center Scientist
Indiana Wesleyan University
L-118F
7/5/2021 – 7/26/2021
Molecular mechanisms mediating visual processing in the vertebrate retina

Leitch, Duncan
Grass Fellow
University of British Columbia
Grass
5/30/2021 – 9/4/2021
Functional investigations of crocodilian mechanosensory organs in response to natural stimuli

Maienschein, Jane
MBL Fellow
Arizona State University (and MBL)
L-228
3/3/2021 – 12/31/2021
History and Philosophy of Biology

Malchow, Robert Paul (Paul)
Whitman Center Scientist
University of Illinois-Chicago
L-118F
7/1/2021 – 9/1/2021
Molecular mechanisms mediating visual processing in the vertebrate retina

Mensinger, Allen F
Whitman Center Scientist
University of Minnesota-Duluth
L-113
5/15/2021 – 9/15/2021
Toadfish Sensory Physiology

Milovanovic, Dragomir (Drago)
Whitman Center Fellow
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Morgan Lab
7/18/2021 – 8/31/2021
Molecular Determinants of Synaptic Vesicle Clustering in the Nerve Terminals

Miyashita, Tetsuto
Whitman Center Fellow
Canadian Museum of Nature
R-220
8/20/2021 – 10/10/2021
Functions of the ‘Isthmic Organizer’ and the Head-trunk Differentiation of the Nervous System in a Non-chordate Deuterostome (Hemichordate) Saccoglossus kowalevskii

Morfini, Gerardo Andres
Whitman Center Fellow
University of Illinois-Chicago
R-221/R-206
6/15/2021 – 8/31/2021
Axon-specific effects of neuropathogenic proteins on kinase-based signaling and organelle motility.

Moss, Anthony Gordon (Tony)
Whitman Center Fellow
Auburn University
R-220
6/7/2021 – 8/13/2021
Establishing a standardized reproducible system for the study of geotaxis and mood in ctenophores.

Munro, Edwin (Ed)
Whitman Center Fellow
University of Chicago
L-225/226
6/15/2021 – 8/15/2021
(1) Dynamics of gastrulation and neurulation in ascidians and (2) Cortical Septin dynamics during polarization in early C. elegans embryos

Pinto, Bernardo Ismael
Grass Fellow
University of Chicago
Grass
5/31/2021 – 9/4/2021
Exploring local translation regulation in the squid giant axon

Ross, William Noel (Bill)
Whitman Center Scientist
New York Medical College
R-207
5/27/2021 – 9/5/2021
Sodium and calcium imaging of axonal and dendritic function in pyramidal neurons

Sharma, Indu
Whitman Center Fellow
Hampton University
L-104/105
5/28/2021 – 7/30/2021
The role of bacterial size and shape on protist grazing

Staedele, Carola
Grass Fellow
Illinos State University
Grass
5/29/2021 – 9/8/2021
The role of multisensory integration in tick host-seeking behavior

Tamm, Sid Lawrence
Whitman Center Scientist
Boston University
R-108
5/15/2021 – 9/25/2021
The Dynamic Anus of Ctenophores

Terasaki, Mark
Whitman Center Scientist
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
L-217
5/15/2021 – 9/15/2021
Endoplasmic reticulum structure during early development

Udvadia, Ava J
Whitman Center Fellow
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
R-219
6/6/2021 – 8/15/2021
Elucidating evolutionarily conserved mechanisms regulating successful optic nerve regeneration in vertebrate species

Veenstra, Gert Jan C
Whitman Center Fellow
Radboud University
NXR
6/14/2021 – 7/31/2021
Evolution and development of cardiac cell types

Wagner, Denisa Dagmar
Whitman Center Scientist
Boston Children’s Hospital
R-205/206
5/1/2021 – 7/1/2021
Inflammasome activation in neutrophils

Wardill, Trevor J
Whitman Center Fellow
University of Minnesotta-Twin Cities
Hanlon
6/12/2021 – 8/22/2021
Encoding 3D space in the cephalopod brain

Waterman, Clare
Whitman Center Scientist
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
R-205/206
6/1/2021 – 9/15/2021
Membrane Polarization in Bleb-based Migration of Cancer Cells

Watson, Fiona Lesley
Whitman Center Fellow
Washington and Lee University
R-219
5/30/2021 – 8/8/2021
Optic Nerve Regeneration

Wilbanks, Elizabeth G (Lizzy)
Whitman Center Fellow
University of California-Santa Barbara
L-216
7/3/2021 – 8/15/2021
Biogeography of rapid evolution in bacterial symbiosis: the pink berries revisited

Zakas, Christina
Whitman Center Fellow
North Carolina State University
Ozpolat Lab
5/30/2021 – 8/8/2021
Finding the genetic basis of developmental evolution

Zayas, Ricardo M.
Whitman Center Fellow
San Diego State University
Echeverri Lab
6/28/2021 – 9/3/2021
Functional analysis of the transcription factor COE in the regeneration of the nervous system of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis

Zimmerberg, Joshua
Whitman Center Scientist
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
L-114
6/1/2021 – 9/30/2021
Endogenous amyloid-like bodies in the CNS of squid Loligo Pealeii