Dr Danielle Levesque
Danielle was recently interviewed for the Journal of Experimental Biology, you can read all about it here.
Eric Brown (PhD, 2022- Present)- “Physiological and Behavioral Determinants of Energy Use in Tropical Mammals”
Kit Carpenter (MS, 2023- Present)- “Pine Marten Thermal Ranges and Adaptations”
Abe Grunwald (Honors Thesis student)
Undergraduate Research Technicians
Stephanie Ross (2019- 2020)
Ana Breit (PhD, 2018 – 2023)-“Comparative physiology and the evolution of thermolability in mammals”
Check out Ana’s trip to the van Breukelen lab at the University of Nevada Las Vegas! Ana is now doing a postdoc at UNLV.
Elise Gudde (MSc, 2019-2022)- “Thermoregulation and energetics of the Northern Flying Squirrel” You can read more about Elise’s research here.
Jake Gutkes (MSc, 2017- 2019)- “Modeling thermoregulation Peromyscus”
Vanessa Hensley (MSc, 2016-2018)-“Living on the edge: thermophysiology of the southern flying squirrel at its northern range margin”
Teumbo Ngunte (MSc, 2016-2018)- “Assessing the upper critical limit of the thermoneutral zone in laboratory mice”
Colin Flynn (Honors Thesis, 2021)- “Heat Tolerance and Thermography of Flying Squirrels”
Marissa Edwards (Honors Thesis, 2021)- “Thermoregulation and Heat Tolerance in Maine Small Mammals”. You can read more about Marissa’s research here.
Caleigh Charlebois (Honors Thesis, Spring 2021) “Forward Genomics of a Complex Trait: Mammalian Basal Metabolic Rate”
Sara Griffin (Honors Thesis, Spring 2021) “Predicting Range Shifts for the Virginia Opossum Based on Climate Change”
Jessica Beneski (CUGR Undergraduate Research Fellow, Fall 2019-Spring 2020)- “A Comparative and Genomic Analysis of Mammalian Bladder Phenotypes”
Molly Bennett (Honors Thesis, Spring 2019)- “Ranges of Peromyscus in Maine: Disease Potential and a Model for the Future”
Emily Gagne (Honors Thesis, Spring 2019)- “Uncoupling Protein 1 in Bornean Treeshrews”
Tal Kleinhause (Honors Thesis, Fall 2018) – “Fire and Blood: Behavior and Thermoregulation in Small Nocturnal Mammals”
Edward Medeiros (Capstone, Spring 2018)- “Skull morphology trends in Maine rodents across mid-Nineteenth Century specimens”
Tashawna Spellen (Capstone, Fall 2017- Spring 2018)-“The possibility of hybridization in Maine flying squirrels”
Jahzmin Walker (Capstone,Fall 2017- Spring 2018)- “Strongyloides robustus and its influence on northern and southern flying squirrels”
Kelsey Rose (Capstone, Fall 2017)- “Variability of canines in carnivorous Canidae dentition”
Jake Gutkes (Capstone, Fall 2017)- “Thermal windows in tenrecs”
Kaylei Bergeron (Capstone, Fall 2016) – “The effects of weather and temperature on eastern gray squirrels”
Helen Churchill (Capstone, Fall 2016) – “Home range analysis through radio tracking American gray squirrels in University of Maine forest”