I received my B.S. from Arizona State University studying biology and investigating coloration in butterflies in the lab of Ron Rutowski. I earned my PhD at UMBC where I studied extraocular photoreception in crustaceans, cephalopods, and fish with Tom Cronin. I did my postdoctoral training with Dan Speiser at the University of South Carolina where I explored the evolution of visual systems in molluscs and the co-evolution of complex traits in crustaceans. While at UofSC, I discovered a love for and kinship with snapping shrimp.
I graduated in the spring of 2021 with a B.S. in Biology from The University of Tulsa. Currently, I am studying the neuroanatomy and cuticular organization of the snapping shrimp Alpheus heterochaelis. I plan to pursue a PhD once completing my masters. I am an enthusiastic (but also sleepy) girl who loves puzzles, Red Bull, and napping in the animal room.
I’m a biology senior at the University of Tulsa originally from Shawnee, Oklahoma. I’ve been interested in studying living things since I was a kid, especially the creeping and crawling invertebrates all around us. I hope to one day work for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers of Tulsa or the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
I’m a Biological Sciences (Pre-Med) senior at The University of Tulsa. My future plans are to pursue medicine and attend medical school in the fall of 2022. My passions include camping, running, and spending time with my family in Owasso, Oklahoma. I have greatly appreciated the community formed in Dr. Kingston’s lab and have enjoyed gaining an understanding of the neuroanatomy of our beloved snapping shrimp!
I’m a Biology Sciences Sophomore at The University of Tulsa and a local to the area. My ultimate goals are to pursue a DVM and PhD in Biochemistry with focuses in Toxicology and Neurosciences. I have a lifelong interest in herpetology and aquatics and would like to continue research in these fields long-term. I love all things outdoors, especially camping and kayaking, and enjoy pursuing various martial arts in my free time.
Undergraduate Researcher and Keeper-of-the-shrimp