Current LSAMP Undergraduate Scholars

A current list of our Undergraduate LSAMP Scholars, corresponding majors, research topics, and  faculty mentors:

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Nancy Ballard
 
Biology
Nutrient Bioassays Conducted in the Tidal Segment of the Nueces River
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Wetz
Jarred Barron
 
Cell/Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Marine Medaka as a model for immunotoxicology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frauke Seemann
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Raydiance Brooks
 
Atmospheric Science
TBD
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Coffin
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Alexis Burrell
 
Biology
Characterizing Boat Effort in the Nighttime Flounder Gig Fishery
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kesley Banks
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Amy Finley
 
Biology
Using Compound-Specific Nitrogen Isotope Analysis of Amino Acids in Fish Eye Lenses to Reconstruct the Geographic and Trophic Histories of Roundnose Grenadier in two Fjords in Western Norway
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lin Zhang
Joseph Garza
 
Biology
DNA Profiling of 40-Year-Old South Pacific Coral Skeletons
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ruby Mehrubeoglu
Ryce Hailes
Ryce Hailes
 
Biology
Examining the distribution of insectivorous birds over an elevational gradient on the Western Coast of Ecuador
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shawn McCracken
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Autumn Hampton
 
Marine Biology
What are the interspecific effects of elevated CO2 on the biology and physiology of two Hawaiian coral species
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Bahr
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Georgia Harris
 
Environmental Science
Characterization of Contaminant Tolerant Soil Microbes Using Single and Mixed Species Culture on Mustang Island
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Candice Lumibao
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Harvey Houltby
 
Biology & Atmospheric Science
Using AI method to understand the long-term variation of severe thunderstorms
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Majoris
 
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Jose Jaquez
 
Mechanical Engineering
Wind-resistant design of bridges by forced-vibration wind tunnel testing
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Miguel Cid Montoya

 

Madeleine Licker
 
Biology
Argentine Black and White Tegu Behavioral and Husbandry Training
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dara Orbach

Danielle Lisiecki
 
Marine Biology
How does ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) affect the biology and physiology of two Hawaiian coral species and crustose coralline algae (CCA)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Bahr
Yohance Machado
 
Electrical Engineering
Transforming Utilitarian Electric Vehicles into unmanned Autonomous Explorers with UAS Conversion Modules
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jose Baca
Isabelle Morales
 
Biology
Porites found in coral from Hawaii
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Bahr
Ivy Nguyen
 
Biomedical Sciences
Assisting the assessment of sulfide intrusion and genotypic diversity in the seagrass halodule wrightii from the Texas gulf coast
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patrick Larkin
Jacqueline Nicolay
 
Biology & Chemistry
Comparative Genomic Analysis of Serratia Marcescens Using 38 Draft Genomes
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Turner

Videl Obenhin
 
Biology
Community structures of elasmobranch populations within and between coastal bays
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Coffey
Anya Isabelle Ocampos
 
Biomedical Sciences
Human Pharmaceuticals in Blubber of Free-Swimming Dolphins
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dara Orbach
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Colin Otubanjo
 
Biomedical Science
Phylogenetic and Physiological Characterization of Amino Acid Nitrogen Isotopes in Phytoplankton
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lin Zhang
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Oliver Puckett
 
Marine Biology
Assessment of Req1-Positive T-Lymphocytes During Embryonic and Larval Development in Japanese Medaka
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frauke Seemann
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Leala Punjabi
 
Biology
Texas Coastal Bend treatment plant impacts on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dara Orbach
Alexander Ray
 
Atmospheric Science
Atmosphere-ocean interaction over the Gulf of Mexico
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Toshiaki Shinoda
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Aryn Rodriguez
 
Biology
Time-course Analysis of the Behavioral Changes Induced by Aversive Space Training In the Mollusk Aplysia
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Riccardo Mozzachiodi
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Kalie Tovar
 
Environmental Science
Comparing Techniques for Sampling Carbon Composition of Oyster Reefs
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Pollack
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Itza Valdez
 
Biomedical Science
TBD
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gregory Buck
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Abigail Vasquez
 
Physics
TBD
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Spirko
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Jeremiah Watson
 
Physics
TBD
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Darek Bogucki
Austin Willson
 
Marine Biology
Composition and size trends of coastal shark and fish species in a land-based fishing tournament in Texas
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Portnoy
Hoang Wong
 
Industrial Engineering
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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jangwoon Park