Info for prospective students
I am committed to student research training and working with enthusiastic students is a big motivation for me. If you are interested in the realms of biology I work with, and otherwise fit the bill of having a strong track-record for your stage, and an independent and dexterous nature, ideally with some technical flair, then please read on these pages for more information about my work, and email me. Then, we can discuss what I would expect, and what you should expect, from a student-mentor arrangement.
Name | degree/project, institution | outcome | currently
Chris Gintof | BSc, independent project, Hofstra University | chewing rhythmicity in fishes | 2 publications, 1 MS in prep, 1 poster, 2 talks | orthopedic implant sales; writing.
Ariel Camp, BSc. Honors, Hofstra University | Biomechanics of salmonid food processing | 2 publications, 2 MS in prep | PhD program at Brown University
Rickard Aabom | BSc, independent project, James Cook University | cranial morphology in marine butterflyfishes | 1 MS in prep | Ph. D. program at JCU
Andrew Luu | BSc. Independent project, Hofstra University | muscle activity during raking in African butterflyfish | 1 MS in prep | applying to medical schools
Sarah Wentzel | MSc. U. Maryland | neck muscle function in head movement | 1 publication | medical school
Shaina (Wahl) Holman | MSc. U. Maryland | muscle function during suckling | 2 MS in prep | Ph.D. student at JHMI
Gregory Kurtz | JHMI (engineering) | cross-correlation signal analyses | 1 MS in prep | computer engineer at Dropbox
Peter Viehl | BSc, independent project, Hofstra University | African butterflyfish behavioral modulation | 1 manuscript | currently applying to dentistry schools
Andrew Matson | Alpert Med. School, Brown | Elastic modulus differences and function of tendon in locomotion | 1 manuscript. 2 posters
Garry Vargas | BSc. Brown | Safety-factors on tendon material properties
Samuel Miller | Alpert Med. School, Brown | training effects on tendon material properties
I mentor two Brown Ph. D. students in electrophysiological techniques and collaborate with them:
Nicholas Gidmark | Brainerd lab | activity, length-tension relationship and function of pharyngognath jaw muscles in fishes.
Jorn Cheney | Swartz lab | activity and function of intrinsic wing muscles during flight and hyoid-mandibular muscles during feeding in bats.
Name | degree/project | institution | currently
James Moore | independent project JCU | Ph. D. student at JCU
Antoine Teitelbaum | independent project JCU | Aquaculture officer, New Caledonia
Owen Li | independent project JCU | JCU
Belma Krijestorac | BSc. Hofstra | 1 pub in review | law school at St. John's University
Anna Gurevich | BSc. Hofstra | 1 paper in prep | vet school at U. Arizona
Paul Doherty | MSc. Hofstra | Ph. D. student at UC Merced
Matt Ajemian | MSc. Hofstra | Ph. D. student at U. Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Jason van Eron | MSc. Hofstra | High School teacher
Scarlet Watts | MSc. Hofstra | Director of Marketing and Outreach at Medicare Rights Center
Josh Foronda | MSc. Hofstra |
Lee Clarici (Tokonitz) | MSc. Hofstra | Education Coordinator, NJ Academy for Aquatic Sciences
Jackie Thrasher | MSc. Hofstra | Dance instructor, Charleston, SC.
Margarita Katz | BSc. Hofstra | at Sloan Kettering
Melissa McGuire | BSc. Hofstra | Georgetown University Medical School
Robin Petrizzo | BSc. Hofstra | NYCOM medical school
Vanessa Molina | BSc. Hofstra
Tom Olsen | U. MSc. Maryland | 1 paper in prep.
Lee Stevens | BSc. Brown
Ozge Gencler | BSc. Brown | Undergraduate reseach, Witman lab, Brown University
Justin Bacheller | BSc. Brown
If you are on this list without info, please let me know what you're up to!