Lenz-Hartline lab personnel and professional associates
- Dr. Edward Buskey, Marine Science Institute, University of Texas, Austin (copepod bioluminescence, escape in free-swimming copepods, copepod photophobic responses) (to get a peek at his really classy field-research site in Belize, click here!)
- Dr. Ann Castelfranco,Bekesy Lab., University of Hawaii (computational neuroscience); Email: castelf at pbrc.hawaii.edu
- Dr. Andy Christie, Bekesy Lab, UH (immunohistochemistry of copepod neuropeptides and modulators). Email: crabman at pbrc.hawaii.edu
- Dr. Rudi Strickler, Great Lakes Water Institute, University of Wisconsin, Milkwaukee WI (3D tracking of fish attacks and copepod escapes using laser imaging system)
- Ms. Tina Weatherby (Carvalho), PBRC Biological Electron Microscope Facility, University of Hawaii (copepod sensory morphology) (for pretty pictures of various critters she's
aimed her scanning electron microscope at, click here!)
- Robert Young - simulation of myelin and saltatory concuction
- Chizuru Mizuma - respiration of nerve and the energetic cost of impulse activity
Andrea Orcine - cultivating copepods and clown fish
- Lynn Hata: email lynn at pbrc.hawaii.edu
- Former collaborators
- Former postdocs
- Dr. Caroline Wilson (2006-present): Project on development of copepod nervous system and escape circuitry (email: wilsonc at hawaii.edu)
- Dr. Ann M. Castelfranco (1993-96): Project on simulation of space-clamp errors in processes of cells with voltage-dependent conductances.
- Dr. Brad R. Jones (1988-92): Project on ionic currents in stomatogastric neurons. Brad is now our Computer Guru at PBRC. To email, click here
- Dr. David F. Russell (1976-82): Project on pattern production in stomatogastric ganglion.
- Dr. Howard S. Warshaw (1973-78): Project on simulation of pattern production in simple nerve nets.
- Former graduate students
- James Jackson (2009-2011) MA thesis: Predator prey interactions in developing clown fish (P. Lenz, research advisor)
- Kevin Funk (2003-2005): MA thesis: Development of Mechanosensory Responses in Myelinated Copepods. In 2006, Kevin was working on shark sensory systems for Tim Tricas at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
- April Davis (1996-1999): Project on EM of copepod nervous system and copepod myelin. (See Davis et al 1999.)
April graduated from vet school at the University of Colorado at Fort Collins.
- Galya Orr (1994-95): Project: Computation in dendritic arborization of identified neurons from the lobster stomatogastric ganglion. Transferred to Univ. of Arizona (1996-99). In 2006 she was working as a Senior Research Scientist on time lapse single-molecule fluorescence imaging for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington State.
- Michele Solis (summer 1992): Project on temperature effects on thresholds of copepod antennal mechanoreceptors. Obtained her PhD at UCSF working on bird song; Postdoc: Univ. of Washington Dept. of Psychology; : Research Associate, Otolaryngology. See April, 2006 J. Neurophysiol.. In 2012, she was a science writer" in Washington state.
- Greg Wolodkin (summer 1990; from Univ. of Maryland): Project programming netlist compiler for SYNETSIM neural modeling package
- Curtis A. Baker (1975-77 at UCSD): Project on non-linear systems analysis of repetitive firing. Obtained PhD at UCSD under Walter Heiligenberg; faculty positions at Dalhousie Univ.; 2006 at McGill as a professor of ophthalmology.
- Claudio Valenzuela (1975-78 at UCSD): Project on parameter optimization in neural models.
- Jonathan A. Raper (1974-79 UCSD): PhD Thesis: Non-impulse Mediated Synaptic Transmission in the Stomatogastric Ganglion of the Spiny Lobster. Post-doc with Cory Goodman, UCB 1981-83?; Max Planck Tubingen 5-yr appointment 1984-89? current: Professor Univ. of Penna.
- William M. Roberts (1972-79 UCSD): PhD Thesis: Studies of Membrane Currents in Crayfish Stretch Receptor Neurons and Optimal Recognition of Neuronal Spike Waveform. Post-doc with Wolf Almers, Univ. of Washington 1979-81(?) and with A. James Hudspeth, 1981-83(?); current: Professor of Neuroscience, Univ. of Oregon; Chair Neuroscience Program
- W. Otto Friesen (1971-74 UCSD): PhD Thesis: Physiology of the Spiny Lobster Cardiac Ganglion. Post-doc with Gunther Stent (UCB) 1975-77(?) Current: Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Virginia
- Former undergraduates
- Allie Albert (High-school Scholar at MDIBL 2006): Copepod database
- Elizabeth Mitchell (NIH/INBRE at MDIBL 2006): Cell-division zones in Calanus developmental stages
- Greg Sousa (NIH/INBRE at MDIBL 2006): Peptide immunohistochemistry of Calanus
- Delyn Martinez (NSF/REU at MDIBL 2005): escape in free-swimming Calanus [copepod] developmental stages
- Marisa Litz (from Univ. of Maine -- NSF/REU at MDIBL 2004): escape in free-swimming Tortanus [copepod] developmental stages
- Daniel Burdick (NSF/REU at MDIBL and UH 2003-4): Mechanically-triggered escape in free-swimming copepods and in 2004 5HT immunohistochemistry of Acartia & Calanus nervous system (w/ B. Beltz)
- Gabe Rodrigues (from Rutgers Univ. -- NSF/REU at MDIBL 2002-3): photically-elicited escape in free-swimming copepods
- Christy Herren (from Univ. of So. Carolina -- NSF/ REU 1994): mechanosensitivity of copepod escape behavior. PhD 2002, UCSB Ecol., Evol. & Mar. Biol.[Aldredge/Case]; 2003: Post-doc at MBARI with Steve Haddock; In 2012 she was working as a Research Associate at the Univ. of Maine's Darling Marine Center affiliated with the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence program (email: christy dot herren at gmail dot com)
- Wendy Weber (Summer internship 1992): Project on morphology of copepod antennal receptors; received her BA from Weslyan in Psychology/Neurosciences; in 2003 she was at Bastyr University as a Research Institute Investigator. She joined NIH in 2009 as a program officer in the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (more ).
- Katy Wong (NSF/REU 1991-2): Project on scanning EM of copepod antenna; she received her MD at Univ. of Hawaii ca 1997 and now is set up in rheumatology and internal medicine practice in Bloomington IL(see her physician details)
- Arthur Reyes (NSF/REU 1991): Project on post-inhibitory rebound in STG
- Mark Aeder (UCSD 1977): Project on rodent ethology; Mark currently lives on the Big Island (Hawaii), works in aquaculture and marine resources and is an avid spelunker.
- Former employees
- Amy Hower obtained her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Miami under John Bixby with a thesis on Receptor Functions of the Receptor-Type Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase PTPRO (2008).
- Leanna Bartram [Aker] [(Research Associate 1996-98) is living in Washington state showing everyone that science can be fun at
Columbia Junior High. She won a Toyota TAPESTRY minigrant in 2006, and a HP Technology for Teaching grant in 2007 (congratulations, Leanna, keep up the good work!). See also her poetry page
- Steve Lum graduated from UH Med School when last heard from.
- Mark Bieda finished up his doctorate at Berkeley; postdoc at Stanford Med School with Bruce MacIver; when last heard from (2006) he was working on retinal ganglion cells)
- Bev Taira was working at BHP when last heard from.
- Claire Sirchia (see
Hartline et al 1987)
- Don Gassie continues to move around the country. His wife, Lillian, is working for the Library of Congress in DC; their kids, having been home-schooled by Don are now in college [?]. The family moved to Italy in 2005, back to Texas in 2007 and then to Florida, their current abode (2012).
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