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EMILY KANE

Assistant Professor

Emily grew up in Maryland and pursued her BS at Long Island University in Marine Science. She then pursued a MS at Texas A&M University with Dr. Chris Marshall and a PhD at the University of California, Riverside with Dr. Tim Higham. She did postdoctoral work at Colorado State University with Dr. Cameron Ghalambor and was supported by a NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. Outside of work, Emily likes photography, spending time outdoors (kayaking, hiking, etc.), and riding her motorcycle. Emily is female and a first-generation PhD/academic. Pronouns: she/her

 

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CALLIE CRAWFORD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Callie grew up in Kentucky and completed her BS at the University of Rhode Island, majoring in Marine Biology and minoring in Wildlife & Conservation Biology and Leadership Studies. She then pursued a MS at the College of Charleston with Dr. Gavin Naylor, examining the Chondrichthyan skeletal anatomy. After her MS she worked at Duke University in the Boyer Evolutionary Anthropology Lab and the Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility running the MicroCT scanner. She recently completed her PhD on the morphology and biomechanics of balitorid loaches with Dr. Brooke Flammang at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Outside of the lab she enjoys hiking, birding, spending time with her cat, and is trying to pick up needle felting. Pronouns: she/her

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OLIVIA HAWKINS

Graduate Student, PHD

Olivia grew up in Jacksonville, FL and received a B.S. in Marine Biology and French from the University of South Florida. She then pursued a M.S. in Integrative Biology at Kennesaw State University with Dr. Chris Sanford. Her research interests include fish biomechanics, fluid dynamics, and ecomorphology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, taking care of her plants, and hanging out with her fish and cat. She is part of the LGBTQ+ community and identifies as female. 
Pronouns: she/her  

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R.C. HOOVER

Graduate Student, PHD

R.C. grew up around Austin, Texas and pursued his BS at Texas A&M University in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, with a concentration in Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Ecosystems. His research interests include fish, evolution, and ecophysiology.
Outside of the lab he enjoys hiking, camping, and fishkeeping.

Pronouns: he/him. 

 

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William Ray

WILLIAM RAY

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER

William is Biology major and Geology minor at Georgia Southern University. His research interests include riverine and marine ecology and he has a passion for conservation. In his free time he enjoys scuba diving, fishing and hunting, and loves exercising and working in the outdoors. In the future he would like to continue researching aquatic systems and hopes to have an impact in preserving ecosystems and their inhabitants.

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RACHEL BRIGGS

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER

Rachel is working toward her BS in Biology at ULL. She is assessing ecological factors affecting local populations of fishes.

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TANNER BLADES

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER

Tanner is working toward a BS in Biology at ULL. As part of a scholarship award, he is working in the lab to help us get organized, assist with equipment, and assess ecological factors affecting local fish populations. 

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PATTI CURTIS

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER

Patti is an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh and is participating in the Healthy Streams Healthy Coasts REU program at ULL during the summer 2021.