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Undergraduates

INTERNS, INDEPENDENT STUDY STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS

Current Undergrads

Alexandra Marshbanks

Alexandra Marshbanks

2019-PRESENT

I am a fourth-year marine science major. I have lived in over 10 states growing up, as my father is in the Coast Guard. I went to high school in Hawaii and Puerto Rico, giving me quite the passion for what I study! I am very involved in UF’s Marine Biology Club, Gator Scuba Club, and Aquatic Adventures Club, giving me great opportunities to take part in beach cleanups, springs cleanups, and other fantastic volunteer events. I am currently working towards obtaining my master diver certification through UF’s SCUBA program. After I graduate in Spring 2021, I plan on joining NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) for a couple of years before attending graduate school in order to study something along the lines of marine ecology. In my free time, I enjoy SCUBA diving at the wonderful springs in the Gainesville area, along with diving in the ocean as much as I can. I also frequently surf, stand-up paddle board, and skateboard.

Thomas W. Allain

Thomas W. Allain

Doctoral Student

EDUCATION
B.S. University of Florida

CONTACT
Email: thomasallain@ufl.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS
My research stems from a fascination with aquatic diseases and pathogen dynamics. My previous work involves an understudied family of dsDNA viruses found in arthropods, the Nudiviruses. I will begin work on a Nemertean egg parasite of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster in the Summer of 2021.

Find my publications on Google Scholar and Researchgate.

Emily An

Emily An

2018-Present

I’m a Marine Science major from Gainesville planning on graduating in 2022 with minors in Geology and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation. I’m on the executive board for the Marine Biology Club and Sustainable Ocean Alliance at UF and also work in a paleoceanography lab in the Geology department. I am primarily interested in research concerning anthropogenic effects on marine ecosystems and the climate. After my undergrad I intend on pursuing graduate school in some field of oceanography. I love nature photography, traveling, diving, and hiking in my free time, and coach a nationally competitive high school oceanography team!

Past Undergrads & Volunteers

Natalie Stephens

Natalie Stephens

2019-2021
Hannah Powless

Hannah Powless

2018-2020
Caleb Branam

Caleb Branam

2018-2020
Nava Kiss

Nava Kiss

2018-2019
Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker

2018
Matthew Spears

Matthew Spears

2018-2019
Alexandra Miller

Alexandra Miller

2018
Anna Swigris

Anna Swigris

2017-2019
Kelly Gallagher

Kelly Gallagher

2018
Emily Johns

Emily Johns

2017-2018
Stephen Myers

Stephen Myers

2014
Jon Kistemaker

Jon Kistemaker

2014
Shaun Hamilton

Shaun Hamilton

2013
Paul Maneval

Paul Maneval

2013
Alec Shoelson

Alec Shoelson

2012
Simone Nageon de Lestang

Simone Nageon de Lestang

2012
David Cleveland

David Cleveland

2011
Nerine Constant

Nerine Constant

2011
Elliot Hart

Elliot Hart

2011

See graduate student page for bio

Kaitlyn Lizza

Kaitlyn Lizza

2011
Danielle Puls

Danielle Puls

2011

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Alexandra Burne

Alexandra Burne

2009-2010
Joseph Guevara

Joseph Guevara

2010
Eleanor Yudelman

Eleanor Yudelman

2010
Johnny Baker

Johnny Baker

2009
Mike Dickson

Mike Dickson

2009

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Matthew Smukall

Matthew Smukall

2009