People

WIN_20180301_11_00_37_ProChristopher J. Grant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biology Department
Juniata College
Office: von Liebig Center for Science 1044
Lab: vLCS-L140
email: grant@juniata.edu
phone: 814.641.6686

Current Students:

decent_headshotGayle Gottlieb
Research Student: Biology/pre-dental
email: gottlgx15@juniata.edu
Project:  Examining the telencephaon and hindbrain regions of Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) from the Juniata River basin for the presence of antidepressants.

 

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Research Student: Biology/pre-med
email: jefferk16@juniata.edu
Project: Utilizing Bacillus stearothermophilis as an indicator to test for the presence of antibiotic contamination in streams.

 

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Youn Kyung (Rachel) Kim
Research Student: Biology/pre-dental
email: kimyx16@juniata.edu
Project: Utilizing environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling to detecting the presence of Salvelinus fontinalis (brook trout) in Pennsylvania streams.

 

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Benjamin Martin
Research Student: Environmental Science
Email: Martibe14@juniata.edu
Project:  Micropterus dolomite (smallmouth bass) population assessment in the Juniata River basin: Impacts of land-use on agro-chemical concentrations and smallmouth bass health.

 

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Kelsey Pfau
Research Student: Biology/pre-med
email: pfaukl14@juniata.edu
Project: My research explores the effects of mercury concentrations and unconventional natural gas development on morphology of decapoda (crayfish).

 

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Lavinia Unverdorben
Research Student: Biology/pre-med
email: unverlv16@juniata.edu
Project: My research project involves understanding how environmental factors are effecting the spread of parasitic gill lice and how to best manage their impact on native Pennsylvania brook trout populations.

 

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Brandon Weyant
Research Student: Biology/pre-dental
email: Weyanbj14@juniata.edu
Project: Determining impacts of passive treatment remediation of Abandoned Mine Drainage (AMD) on mercury concentration in aquatic compartments.

Recent Graduates:

 

hallElijah Hall
email: elijahall96@gmail.com
Position: Graduate Research Assistant, PhD student
Institution:  UC Riverside
Program: Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

 

Elliott Perow EP
email: elliott.perow@jefferson.edu
Position: Medical Student
Institution:  Thomas Jefferson University
Program: Sidney Kimmel Medical College

 

Aaron Kulig 
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Position: Medical Student
Institution:  Temple University
Program: Lewis Katz School of Medicine

 

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Morgan Decker
email: DECKEMT12@juniata.edu
Position: Medical Student
Institution: Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Program: Family Medicine Accelerated Program

 

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Allison Lutz, M.S.
email: lutzak15@gmail.com
Position: Biologist
Institution: Trout Unlimited
Research: Evaluate distribution of native coldwater fishes

 

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Jacob Oster
email: joster@umces.edu
Position: Graduate Research Assistant
Institution: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science-Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Research: Tracking methylmercury production and export in first-order stream ecosystems using repeated porewater and benthic macroinvertebrates.
imageMitch Stanton
email: mrstanton93@gmail.com
Position: Biologist
Institution: University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
Research: Evaluate distribution of non-native tropical fishes.

 

Jennifer Grave graves
email
: j.m.graves2@iup.edu
Position: Graduate Research Assistant
Institution: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Research: Implementation of long term climate change study to study impacts on brook trout and brown trout movement.