People

Contact Info

Principal Investigator: Charlyn Partridge, PhD

Email: partridc@gvsu.edu

Phone: 616-331-3989

Address: 740 W. Shoreline Dr., Muskegon, MI 49441

Technicians

Syndell Parks, MSc

Graduate Students

MSc Student: Maggie Petersen
Thesis: Examining the effects of microplastic pollution on aquatic wildlife

Current Undergraduate / Summer Students

Kathryn (Kate) Geller: Exploring differential gene expression of baby’s breath seedlings from sand dunes and sagebrush steppe environments. Monitoring hemlock woolly adelgids. 3D printing expert.

Carlin Moore: Exploring the genetic structure of wild rice populations throughout Michigan.

Elliot Fair: Exploring the genetic structure of wild rice populations throughout Michigan

Colleen McClure: Monitoring hemlock woolly adelgid throughout Michigan’s coastal hemlock forests.

Cianna Quattrin: Monitoring hemlock woolly adelgid throughout Michigan’s coastal hemlock forests.

 

Lab Alumni (Graduate Students)

 

MSc Student: Meg Sanders
Thesis: Developing novel molecular detection techniques for Hemlock Woolly Adeglid (Adelges tsugae)
Completed December 2022
Where is she now: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Forestry Services
MSc Student: Sarah Lamar
Thesis: Invasive history of baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata) throughout North America.
Completed July 2019
Where is she now: Working on her PhD at the University of Victoria – Wellington in New Zealand
MSc Student: Hailee Leimbach-Maus
Thesis: Genetic analysis of invasive baby’s breath populations in the northwest Michigan dunes system.
Completed July 2018.
Where is she now: Working for the Bureau of Land Management in Spokane, WA

Lab Alumni (Undergraduate Students)

Leona Addie (GVSU-AWRI Summer Student Intern): Identification of fungal infections in western US G. paniculata populations.

Alex Florian (GVSU-S3 scholar): Influence of alternative reproductive tactics on population growth estimates of invasive round gobies.

Steve Smit (CIGLR Summer Research Fellow): Relationship between genetic diversity and presence of alternative reproductive tactics in round gobies.

Alexis Hoskins (AWRI-GVSU Student Intern, 2018): Population genetics of wild lupin across Michigan. Where are they now: Finishing up her degree at GVSU

Marisa Yang (REU Student, 2017): Genetic characterization of different  G. paniculata color morphs in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (check out Marisa’s recently accepted paper on the publications tab). Where are they now: Research Scientist at Prime Roots Food, an alternative meat startup that is developing meat alternative from fungi!!!

Emily Dusicska (AWRI-GVSU Student Intern, 2017): Development of Microcystis spp. standards for qPCR targeting the 16S, mycD, and PC operon.

McKenna Burns (REU Student, 2016): Characterization of seed development of G. paniculata in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Matt Kienitz (AWRI-GVSU Student Intern, 2016): Assessment of G. paniculata in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore .

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