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Current Graduate Student Research

Please see the individual student profiles in the Students section of the About Us page.

 

Previous Student Dissertations and Theses

2015

Barratclough, Ashley. 2015
Establishing the coagulation profile of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and identifying coagulopathies in the pathophysiology of cold stress syndrome in the Florida manatee.  M.S. Thesis, University of Florida

2014

Cortes-Hinojosa, Galaxia. 2014
Adenoviruses in pinnipeds: California sea lion adenovirus 1 in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) and the diversity of adenoviruses in Otarid seals.  Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida

Davis, Michelle. 2014
Pedigree Analysis in the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida

Ferrante, Jason. 2014
Protein Biomarkers of Head Trauma/Disease in the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida

Keith Diagne, Lucy. 2014
Ecology and Genetics of the West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida

2013

Gaspard, Joseph. 2013
Tactile Abilities of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

2012

Costidis, Alexander. 2012
The Morphology of the Venous System in the Head and Neck of the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Harshaw, Lauren. 2012
Evaluation of the Nutrition of Florida Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Ph.D Dissertation (Restricted to UF affiliates until 8/31/2014), University of Florida.

McGee, Jennifer L. 2012
Immunological Investigations in the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus). Ph.D Dissertation (Restricted to UF affiliates until 5/31/2014), University of Florida.

Takeuchi, Noel Y. 2012
Trace Metal Concentrations and the Physiological Role of Zinc in the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

2011

Bills, Meghan. 2011
Description of the Chemical Senses of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Relation to Reproduction. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

2010

Goldbach, Kimberly J. 2010.
Histological and Morphometric Investigation of the Thymus of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

Morris, Alexis L. 2010
The relationship between water chemistry and goiter development in two species of bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium spp. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

Wellehan Jr, James F.X. 2010.
Discovery, phylogenetic analysis, diagnostic test development, and surveillance of the astroviruses of marine mammals. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

2009

Bonde, Robert K. 2009.
Population Genetics and Conservation of the Florida Manatee: Past, present, and future. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Daniel, Heather T. 2009.
Evaluating the clinical significance of alphaherpesviruses in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

Phillips, A. Carla. 2009.
Molecular Responses of Normal and Neoplastic Epithelial Cells to Brevetoxin-3 (PbTx-3) Exposure. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

2008

Crosby, Tina C. 2008.
Metomidate hydrochloride as a sedative for transportation of selected ornamental fishes. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

Grant, Rebecca J. 2008.
Development of novel molecular and serological diagnostic assays for the rapid and differential detection of marine mammal morbilliviruses. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Kellogg, Margaret E. 2008.
Sirenian conservation genetics and Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) cytogenetics. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

McClenahan, Shasta D. 2008.
Characterization of two novel marine caliciviruses: Molecular and serological approaches for improved diagnostics. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Stacy, Brian A. 2008.
Spirorchiid trematodes of sea turtles in Florida: Associated disease, diversity, and life cycle studies. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Townsend, Heather M. 2008.
Integumentary lesions known as PIX in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Tripp, Kathleen M. 2008.
Reproductive and stress analyses in West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Wong, Arthur A. 2008.
Monitoring oral temperature, heart rate, and respiration rate of field-captured Florida and Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris and T. m. manatus). M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

2007

Pause, Kimberly C. 2007.
Conservation genetics of the Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

2006

Sarko,  Diana K. 2006.
The Florida manatee somatosensory system. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

2005

Bracht, Alexa J. 2005. 
Detection and molecular characterization of cetacean and pinniped poxviruses associated with cutaneous lesions. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

Clifton, Kari B. 2005.
Skeletal biomechanics of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Graham, Anne-Renee. 2005.
Histologic examination of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) integument. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

Keller, Martha. 2005.
Development of a competitive inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (CI ELISA) for serosurvey of marine mammals for West Nile virus. M.S. Thesis (UF access only), University of Florida.

Nollens, Hendrik H. 2005.
Poxvirus infections in North American pinnipeds. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Smolarek Benson, Kara. 2005.
Molecular identification and genetic characterization of cetacean herpesviruses and porpoise morbillivirus. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

Woodruff, Rebecca A. 2005.
Detection and molecular characterization of manatee papillomavirus associated with cutaneous lesions in Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.

2004

Harper, Jennifer Y. 2004.
Corneal vascularization in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Ph.D Dissertation, University of Florida.

Harr, Kendall. 2004.
Diagnosis of systemic inflammatory disease in manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). M.S. Thesis, University of Florida.