Graduate Students: Past Student Research

Current Graduate Student Research

Please see the individual student profiles in our Residency/Internship page or our Graduate Student Pages.

Previous Student Dissertations and Theses

2020: M.S.

Elizabeth Scherbatskoy

Characterization of a Novel Picornavirus Isolated from Moribund Aquacultured Clownfish.

2019: PhD

Jonathan Cowart

Gonadal Function, Semen Characterization, and Morphometry of the Spermatozoa in the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris).

2019: phd

Jessica Jacob

Developing an Innovative and Safe Protective Immunity Enhanced Salmonella Vaccine against Brucella melitensis.

2019: phd

Aristide Takoukam Kamla

Genetic Diversity, Diet, and Habitat Quality of the African Manatee (Trichechus senagalensis) in the Downstream of the Sanaga River Watershed, Cameroon.

2018: phd

Dr. Alissa Deming DVM

The Role of Otarine Herpesvirus 1 in California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Urogenital Carcinoma.

2018: phd

Nelmarie Landrau Giovannetti

Detection and Characterization of Emerging Pathogens in Stranded Cetaceans.

2015: M.S.

Dr. Ashley Barratclough DVM

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.

2014: phd

Galaxia Cortes-Hinojosa

Adenoviruses in pinnipeds: California sea lion adenovirus 1 in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) and the diversity of adenoviruses in Otarid seals

2014: phd

Dr. Michelle Davis DVM

Pedigree Analysis in the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

2014; Phd

Jason Ferrante

Protein Biomarkers of Head Trauma/Disease in the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

2014: pHd

Lucy Keith Diagne

Ecology and Genetics of the West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis).

2013: phd

Joseph Gaspard

Tactile Abilities of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

2012: Phd

Alexander Costidis

The Morphology of the Venous System in the Head and Neck of the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

2012: phd

Lauren Harshaw

Evaluation of the Nutrition of Florida Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

2012: phd

Jennifer L. McGee

Immunological Investigations in the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) and Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus).

2012: phd

Noel Takeuchi

Trace Metal Concentrations and the Physiological Role of Zinc in the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus).

2011: phd

Meghan Bills

Description of the Chemical Senses of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Relation to Reproduction

2010: M.S.

Kimberly J. Goldbach

Histological and Morphometric Investigation of the Thymus of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

2010: M.S.

Alexis Morris

The relationship between water chemistry and goiter development in two species of bamboo shark, Chiloscyllium spp

2010: PhD

Dr. James Wellehan Jr DVM

Discovery, phylogenetic analysis, diagnostic test development, and surveillance of the astroviruses of marine mammals

2009: Phd

Robert K. Bonde

Population Genetics and Conservation of the Florida Manatee: Past, present, and future

2009: M.S.

Heather T. Daniel

Evaluating the clinical significance of alphaherpesviruses in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

2009: Phd

Carla A. Phillips

Molecular Responses of Normal and Neoplastic Epithelial Cells to Brevetoxin-3 (PbTx-3) Exposure.

2008: M.S.

Tina C. Crosby

Metomidate hydrochloride as a sedative for transportation of selected ornamental fishes

2008: PhD

Rebecca J. Grant

Development of novel molecular and serological diagnostic assays for the rapid and differential detection of marine mammal morbilliviruses.

2008: phd

Margaret E. Kellogg

Sirenian conservation genetics and Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) cytogenetics

2008: phd

Shasta D. McClenahan

Characterization of two novel marine caliciviruses: Molecular and serological approaches for improved diagnostics

2008: phd

Dr. Brain A. Stacy DVM

Spirorchiid trematodes of sea turtles in Florida: Associated disease, diversity, and life cycle studies

2008: phd

Heather M. Townsend

Integumentary lesions known as PIX in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).

2008: phd

Kathleen Tripp

Reproductive and stress analyses in West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus).

2008: M.S.

Arthur A. Wong

Monitoring oral temperature, heart rate, and respiration rate of field-captured Florida and Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris and T. m. manatus).

2007: phd

Kimberly Pause

Conservation genetics of the Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris.

2005: M.S.

Alexa J. Bracht

Detection and molecular characterization of cetacean and pinniped poxviruses associated with cutaneous lesions

2005: phd

Kari B. Clifton

Skeletal biomechanics of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). 

2005: M.S.

Anne-Renee Graham

Histologic examination of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) integument

2005: M.S.

Martha Keller

Development of a competitive inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (CI ELISA) for serosurvey of marine mammals for West Nile virus.

2005: PhD

Hendrik H. Nollens

Poxvirus infections in North American pinnipeds

2005: M.S.

Kara Smolarek Benson

Molecular identification and genetic characterization of cetacean herpesviruses and porpoise morbillivirus.

2005: M.S.

Rebecca A. Woodruff

Detection and molecular characterization of manatee papillomavirus associated with cutaneous lesions in Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). 

2004: PhD

Jennifer Y. Harper

Corneal vascularization in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris).

2004: M.S.

Kendall Harr

Diagnosis of systemic inflammatory disease in manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

Looking for another author or subject? Feel free to check the University of Florida Library Catalog for more dissertations and thesis.

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