Mark Dalman-

PhD in Integrated Bioscience 2014

I am using a comparative approach to elucidate the integration of leptin signaling in a simple vertebrate model organism, the zebrafish (Danio rerio). My questions revolve around leptin and its subsequent integration in immune function, development, and metabolism. My Integration for my PhD is poised at the interface of computer science and biology using bioinformatic tools to tackle questions stemming from microarray and next generation sequencing methods.

Caitlin Riley-

MS in Biology 2013


I am examining the role of Leptin in reproduction in both male and female Zebrafish.


Past Grad

2012  M.S. Donnie Copeland Production of Recombinant Carp
Leptin and its Effects On Lipid Metabolism In The Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio).

2006    M.S.     Jeffery Migid              
Fat Metabolism of Sharks

2005    M.S.     Sarah Edmonds            Proteomics on Parasitized Sunfish

2005    M.S.     David Jury                   Proteomics of Zebrafish Liver on High Fat Diet

2001    M.S.     Irene Wolf                   Seasonal effects on leptin in bluegill sunfish

2000    M.S.     Charles S. Duvall 
he effects of leptin on green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)

1999    M.S.     Randy M. Johnson        Detection of the fat regulating hormone leptin in fish

1999    M.S.     Deidra R. Tschantz      Variability in Centrarchidae in response to cold acclimation

1998    M.S.     Bradley P. Bowman      Cardiac hypertrophy induced by FABP in rat heart

1998    M.S.     Tyson D. Cramer          Expression of calcium atpase in vertebrate extraocular muscle                                                      


Current/Past Undergrad

Jessica Bucher

Michael Graves

Stephanie Peteya

Alysha Cypher

Akil Gregory

Steven Harris

Daryllanae Phelps

Shavonda Johnson

Joe Santin

Angela Santin

Kelly Mumaw

Lauren Brown

Shilp Shah

Brianna Chambers

Joceyln Norris

Seth Bendo

Laura Hemlepp

Jacyln Scarborough

Mitesh Thakkar

Scott Stafford

Sarah Young

Josef Lowe

Sarah Oberlin

Briana Rockich

Brittany Heflin

Laura Young

Tricia Johnson

Christine Komar

Mahdee Sobhanie

Lauren Oldfield

Jessica Davis

Samantha Stubblefield

Sean Kramer

Elena Hissett

Danielle Butto

Ashley Koenig

Holly Snyder

James Williams

Christina Hovanec

Lisa Woods

Asghar Fakhri

Nima Bhatt

Lauren DiPietro

Heather Aaron

Gobi Paramanandam

Brenda Smith

Frank Nemeth

Bruce Stull

JoAnn Lee

Marc Fagelman

Neil Barber