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I am eager to continuously (re)populate the Dowd lab with dedicated, enthusiastic, and creative scientists at all levels, from beginning undergraduates to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Please see the News page for additional information about ongoing recruitment efforts.

Are you a mussel or a copepod?

Undergraduate Students


Robert Lee
Paige Gardner

 

 

 

2019 NSF summer participants with their symposium posters:

Asiamay Diaz (WSU; below left) and Elizabeth Moeser (University of Southern California; below right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 NSF summer participants with their symposium posters:

Arani Cuevas-Sanchez (Portland State University; below left), Autumn Miller (WSU; below right)

 

Graduate Students


I will be recruiting graduate students during the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing graduate research in the lab. 

 

Caroline Terry, MS student

Caroline graduated from the University of Alabama in Spring 2021, earning a BS in Biology and Psychology. While at UA, she studied sex differences and repeatability in the terrestrial jumping performance of a semi-aquatic fish (K. marmoratus). One of her interests as a member of the Dowd Lab is examining the effects of salinity and osmolytes on heat tolerance in copepods.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associates


I do not have dedicated funding at this time for a postdoctoral researcher position, but I encourage individuals interested in the lab to contact me about possible funding sources and/or proposal ideas.  

 

Lab alumni – Postdoctoral Fellows


Khuong V. Dinh, Ph.D. (WSU 2019-2020)

Research Associate, Nansen Legacy Project, Norway

Richelle Tanner, Ph.D. (WSU 2018-2020)

As of August 2021: Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Policy,  Chapman University.
CalFed Fellow, University of California, Davis.

Kathryn M. Anderson, Ph.D. (WSU 2018)

 

Lani U. Gleason, Ph.D. (LMU 2015-2017)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Sacramento
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Luke P. Miller, Ph.D. (LMU 2015)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University
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Ana G. Jimenez, Ph.D. (LMU 2014-2015)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Colgate University
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Lab alumni – Graduate Students


Arani Cuevas-Sanchez, M.S. (2018-2020)

Texas A&M University, PhD Program in Marine Biology

 

Lab alumni – Undergraduate students


 * indicates students who have earned co-authorship on papers or manuscripts in preparation

 

WSU undergraduates: Asiamay Diaz (Biology ’21; St. George’s University College of Veterinary Medicine); Kyle Hulse (Biology ’21; University of Washington School of Medicine); Thomas LeClair (Biology and Music ’20; Fulbright Scholar to Wales then WSU College of Veterinary Medicine); Autumn Miller* (Biology ’21); Kyle Catey (Biology ’19); Katherine Buhl* (Biology post-baccalaureate ’19; Wayne State University School of Medicine); Savanna Garza (Biology ’19; WSU College of Veterinary Medicine)

LMU undergraduates: Chase Dugay (Biology ’17; Creighton University College of Medicine); Emma Strand* (Biology ’18; University of Rhode Island Ph.D. program); Brian Hizon* (Biology ’18; Rush University Medical School); Helena Drolshagen (Biology ’18); Jeremiah Dallmer* (Biology ’16; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine); Edward Njoo* (Biochemistry ’18); Shaina Alves* (Biochemistry ’15; University of San Francisco School of Public Health); Jenny Bleck (Biology ’15); Sarah Jayawardene* (Biochemistry ’16; Boston College Ph.D. program in Chemical Biology); Colin Wikholm (Biology ’17); Chandler Weisbart (Biology ’14; LECOM School of Dental Medicine); Selina Roa* (Biology ’14; Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine); Rachael Sears (Environmental Science ’14); Michael Carlone (Biology ’13; Brandeis University Biophysics MS program); Kellen Flanigan (Biology ’13; Colorado State University veterinary school); Terry Rinder (Biology ’12; Midwestern University D.O. program)

PI – W. Wesley (Wes) Dowd


Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University (2017-present)

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola Marymount University (2016-2017)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola Marymount University (2011-2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University (2009-2011)