SICB Division of Evolutionary Developmental Biology (DEDB)

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From the DEDB Researchers Database

Frietson Galis

Innovations and constraints in morphological evolution
Our research focuses on innovations and mechanisms that either facilitate or constrain evolutionary changes. Our main focus has been on conservation of the early organogenesis stage in vertebrates and on conservation of adult traits that are determined during that stage (i.e., the number of cervical vertebrae in mammals and the number of digits in tetrapods). We have found strong support for the important role of internal selection in shaping the adaptive evolution of body plans (i.e. selection caused by characteristics of the developmental system). Our data on internal selection have implications for human morbidity and lethality.

The data show that the presence of a modification of an evolutionary conserved structure, such as the presence of a rib on the seventh vertebra (a cervical rib, i.e. a change in the number of cervical vertebrae), can be used as a reliable indicator of disturbances of early embryogenesis. We have made use of this aspect in a study on the effects of hormonal treatments that are usually part of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments. Using cervical rib frequencies we have shown that in mice Ovarian Hyper Stimulation (OHS) treatments have a continued effect on the mother during early pregnancy and lead to a disturbance of early organogenesis. We hope to further investigate the effects of different OHS treatments on early gene activity in mice to explore the genetic basis of pleiotropic effects associated with cervical ribs.

We have also studied the conservation of the early organogenesis stage in insects. We found that the robustness of the gene networks of the early organogenesis stage against mutational changes is surprisingly low. As a result of this, mutations have many associated effects and are usually deleterious (internal selection against mutations).

The results of our study on the conservation of the number of digits provides an important argument in the current controversy on the descent of birds from dinosaurs between developmental biologists and paleontologists. Our data on the evolutionary conservation of digit development are in support of the views of many developmental biologists that the identity of the digits in the wing of birds cannot be homologous to the identity of digits in the forelimbs of their hypothesized dinosaur ancestors, unless the identity of digits in theropods is erroneous. We have, therefore, proposed a re-appraisal of the fossil digit data of dinosaurs.

We have also studied developmental constraints in dogs, i.e. the negative consequences (pleiotropic effects) associated with extreme artificial selection for size in dogs. We have shown that for dogs the wide-spread notion that lifespan decreases with size is based on a misinterpretation of the data. We have shown, in a meta-analysis of the literature, that the very early deaths in dogs from large breeds are to an important extent the result of developmental diseases associated with the extremely high growth rates that have been co-selected with size.

Finally, we have studied the role of phenotypic plasticity (changes induced by the environment) and genetic assimilation in the process of adaptation and evolutionary change of cichlid fishes. We found that initial phenotypic changes (non-heritable changes) appear to facilitate the genetic assimilation of changes.


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News and Announcements

NSF Solicitations 2012
Two components of NSF's Biology Directorate announce a significant change in proposal deadlines. This change is very important to SICB members who are considering submitting NSF proposals in the fields of Developmental Biology, including the development of the nervous system; on Evo/Devo research; and on research on Evolution and Systematics. It is effective immediately and will affect everyone who was planning to submit a proposal during 2012. We are no longer accepting full proposals in January. Instead, we will accept pre-proposals on January 12, 2012 and invite a subset of those to submit full proposals on August 2, 2012. Full proposals will not be accepted in January, and will be accepted in August by invitation only. If you are writing, or considering writing, a new proposal or a revision for January 2012, it must be submitted as a pre-proposal. If you were planning to submit a proposal during the summer of 2012, you must submit a pre-proposal in January 2012. An exception is proposals for CAREER awards, which may be submitted on the due date listed in the CAREER solicitation. They do not require pre-proposals.

The Special NSF Announcement is at
http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=BIO

The solicitations are at
IOS:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11572/nsf11572.htm

DEB:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11573/nsf11573.htm


New Open Access EvoDevo Journal
We would like to announce a brand new journal, EvoDevo (http://www.evodevojournal.com/) launched by BioMed Central, that is currently accepting manuscript submissions.

EvoDevo is an online, peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes articles associated with the translation of genotype to phenotype in a phylogenetic context. Understanding the history of life, the evolution of novelty and the generation of form, whether through embryogenesis, budding, or regeneration are amongst the greatest challenges in biology. We support the understanding of these processes though the many complementary approaches that characterize the field of evo-devo.

The focus of the journal is on research that promotes understanding of the pattern and process of morphological evolution. All articles that fulfill this aim will be welcome, including topics such as:

  • evolution of pattern formation

  • comparative gene function/expression

  • life history evolution

  • homology and character evolution

  • comparative genomics

  • phylogenetics and palaeontology

For further information on the journal and a list of the main areas of interest please see the 'About EvoDevo' page.

Submit your research to EvoDevo and take advantage of an efficient online submission process and a rapid, high quality peer-review service. There are no extra charges or limits on the number of color figures or movies you wish to include.

We are now accepting manuscripts to EvoDevo that will be modeled on Neural Development, a BioMed Central developmental neurobiology journal that you can find at www.neuraldevelopment.com. All BioMed Central journals are included in PubMed Central and other freely accessible full-text repositories. This complies with the open access policies of many funders including those of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH, and Wellcome Trust.

So hurry up and submit your manuscript via our online submission system. For more information about the journal, contact editorial@evodevojournal.com or visit our instructions for authors.

Thanks!

Mark Q Martindale and Max Telford

The Editors-in-Chief, EvoDevo


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DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION E-MAIL LIST

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Officers & Representatives

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Chair 01/2016-01/2018 Cassandra Extavour
Chair-Elect 01/2017-01/2018 Kim Hoke
Past Chair 01/2016-01/2018 Sally Leys
Secretary 01/2017-01/2019 Julia Bowsher
Program Officer 01/2016-01/2019 Yuichiro Suzuki
Student/Postdoc Representative 01/2017-01/2020 Isabel Baker





DEDB Memberlist

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Maria Abate  Simmons College 
Shai Abehsera  Ben Gurion University of the Negev 
John Abramyan  University of Michigan Dearbor 
Kerri Ackerly  McGill University 
Nikki Adams  Cal Polytechnic State Univer 
Diane K Adams  Rutgers University 
Laurie Agosto  University of Central Florida 
Heather Ahrens  High Point University 
Caroline Albertin  University of Chicago 
Craig Albertson   
Angela Alicea-Serrano   
Pablo Allen  University of Florida 
Kristin Alligood   
W. Ted Allison  University of Alberta 
Sarah Alto   
Sebastian Alvarado  Stanford 
Gaurav Amarpuri  University of Akron 
Alexandria Ambrose  Savannah State University 
Marshall Andersen  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 
James Andrews   
Anthony Annunziato  Boston College 
Surisadai Aquit   
Aria Armendariz Peavy  HSU 
Anne Frances Armstrong   
Melissa Armstrong  University of British Columbia 
Ryan Arndorfer   
Arvind Arul Nambi Rajan  University of the Pacific 
Jennifer Austiff  OEB - Harvard University 
Leslie Babonis  University of Florida 
Alexander Badyaev  University of Arizona 
John Bailey  University of Southern Mississippi 
Alida Bailleul   
John Baker  Clark University 
Anna Baker  University of New Hampshire 
Isabel Baker  Harvard University 
Clare Baker   
Lindsey Barrett  Hendrix College 
Douglas Barron  Arkansas Tech University 
Shams Bashar  San Francisco State University 
Benjamin Bastin  Iowa State University 
Nicholas Battista  UNC-CH 
Grant Batzel   
Raymond Bauer  Univ Louisiana 
Andy Baxevanis  National Human Genome Research Institute 
Alexandra Bely  Univ of Maryland 
Matthew Benoit   
Kate Benson   
Elena Bernick  University of Baltimore 
Bhart-Anjan Bhullar  Yale University 
Joseph Biddle   
Nathan Bird  University of Northern Iowa 
Ruediger Birenheide   
Amma Boateng   
Christine Boehmer   
victoria bogantes  Auburn University 
Calhoun Bond  Greensboro College 
Erin Bonner  Bryn Mawr College 
Evelyn Bowers  Ball State University 
Julia Bowsher  North Dakota State University 
Michael Boyle  Smithsonian Marine Station 
KAI BRADY  SPELMAN COLLEGE 
Elizabeth L. Brainerd  Brown Univ 
Katherine Brakora  UC San Francisco 
Shane Brandes   
Kirstin Brink   
Kelly Brown   
William Browne  University of Miami 
Justin Buchanan   
Emily Buchholtz  Wellesley College 
Paul Bump   
Sean Burke  Reed College 
Pawel Burkhardt  Marine Biological Association 
Louis Burnett  College of Charleston 
Hannah Busey   
Aodhan Butler  Stanford University 
Julie Byle  University of Colorado Boulder 
Christine Byrum  College of Charleston 
Jasmin Camacho   
Robert Cameron  California Institute of Technology 
Johanna Cannon  UC Santa Barbara 
Theresa Cantu   
Serena Caplins   
Skyler Carrell   
Tyler Carrier   
Allan Carrillo-Baltodano  Clark University 
Casey Carter   
Sofia Casasa   
Amanda Cass  Kennesaw State University 
Corey Cates   
Kara Cerveny  Reed College 
Ann Cespedes  University of New Orleans 
Jules CHABAIN   
Elizabeth Chang   
Arun Chavan   
Chi-Hing Cheng  University of Illinois, Dept. of Animal Biology 
Marta Chiodin   
Ariel Chipman  The Hebrew Univ of Jerusalem 
Benson Chow   
Michelle Chow  University of Washington 
Albert Chung   
Amanda Clark  Auburn University 
Patricia Claudio  UPR-Cayey 
James Clegg  Univ California Bodega Marine Laboratory 
Sharon Clemmensen  University of Tennessee 
Matthew Close  Radford University 
Michael Coates   
C. Sarah Cohen  Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU 
Kristina Cohen  Boston University 
Martin Cohn   
Kathleen Cole  University of Hawaii at Manoa 
William Colgan   
Andres Collazo  California Institute of Tech. 
Moira Concannon   
Hailey Conrad  Rutgers University 
Lisa Cooper  NEOMED 
W. James Cooper  Washington State University 
Christina Coppenrath  Florida Atlantic University 
Kate Corbin  Stony Brook 
Brian Counterman  Mississippi State University 
Karen Crawford   
Audrey Crawford  Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison 
Kaitlin Creamer   
David Crews  University of Texas at Austin 
Katharine Criswell  University of Chicago 
Charles Crumly  Taylor & Francis - CRC Press 
David Cundall  Lehigh University 
James Curry  University of Georgia 
Emily Dabe  University of Florida 
Ben Dantzer  University of Michigan 
Soprinye Dappa-Fombo  Kennesaw State University 
Sunetra Das  Colorado State University 
Ian Davenport  Xavier Univ of Louisiana 
Brad Davidson  Swarthmore College 
Charlotte Davies  Duke University 
Marcus Davis  Kennesaw State University 
Gregory Davis  Bryn Mawr College 
Jennifer Dearolf  Hendrix College 
Paul C. Dechow  Texas A&M University College of Dentistry 
Sandie M Degnan  University of Queensland 
Alyce DeMarais  University of Puget Sound 
Kenneth Dial  University of Montana 
Terry Dial  Brown University 
Vanessa Diaz   
Matt Dier  St Lawrence University 
Heather Dingwall  Harvard University 
Robert Ditter  Florida International Universi 
Emily Dong   
Seth Donoughe  Harvard University 
Katherine Dougan  Florida International Universi 
Lindsey Dougherty  CU Boulder 
Hector Douglas  Univ of Alaska, Fairbanks 
Brooke Dubansky  Tarleton State University 
Benjamin Dubansky  University of North Texas 
Rachel Dumez  University of Richmond 
Donald Dunbar  University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 
Henry Dwaah  University of Richmond 
Edward Dzialowski  University of North Texas 
Marietta Easterling  Washington State University 
Allison Edgar   
Eric Edsinger  Marine Biological Laboratory 
David Edwards  BGSU 
Cornelius Eibner  Friedrich-Schiller-University  
Sara ElShafie  University of California, Berkeley 
Richard Emlet  Univ Oregon 
David Epel  Stanford University Hopkins 
Victoria Erb  Florida Atlantic University 
Eric Erkenbrack  Yale University 
Daniel Escobar-Camacho  University of Maryland 
Nora R. Espinoza  Clemson University 
Brian Esty   
Alistair Evans  Monash University 
Kory Evans   
Annette Evans   
Christine Ewers  University of Georgia 
Cassandra Extavour  Harvard University 
Matteo Fabbri  Yale University 
Fatima Fazal-ur-Rehman  University of Louisiana 
Martin E. Feder  University of Chicago Dept. of Organismal Biology & Anatomy 
Kathryn Feerst  UCSB 
Kathryn Feerst  UCSB 
Alexandre Fellous  URBE-University of Namur 
Teresa Feo  Smithsonian Institution, NMNH 
Christine Figgener  Texas A&M University 
Cera Fisher  University of Connecticut 
Alexander Fodor   
Derrick Fokala   
Kassandra Ford  UL-Lafayette 
Jensina Froland   
David Frost  Georgia Tech 
Allison Fuiten   
Megumi Fuse  San Francisco State University 
Jaaziel Garcia-Hernandez   
Gabriella Gentile  University of Richmond 
Wendy Geslewitz   
Ensiyeh Ghanizadeh Kazerouni   
Noah Ghossein   
Taylor Gibbons   
Glenys Gibson  Acadia University 
Scott Gilbert  Swarthmore College 
William Glassford   
Amy Glazer  SUNY New Paltz 
David Gold   
Valentina Gomez-Bahamon   
Anjali Goswami  University College London 
Priyanka Goswami   
Jessica Graham  North Dakota State University 
Jessica Gray  Harvard Medical School 
Jessica Gray   
Phil Grayson   
Todd Green   
Delbert Green  University of Chicago 
Raissa Green   
Christopher Griffin  Virginia Tech 
Aaron Griffing  Marquette University 
Eileen Grogan  St Joseph's University 
Joshua B Gross  University of Cincinnati 
Brandon Guell  Boston University 
Michael Guernsey  Stanford University 
Vanessa Guerra  San Francisco State University 
Tarun Gupta  University of Vermont 
Sander Gussekloo  Wageningen University 
Michael G Hadfield  University of Hawaii Manoa 
Brian Hall  Dalhousie University 
Emilie Hall  Plymouth University 
Hannah Hall  Trinity University 
Chelsea Hall  University of Richmond 
Kayla Hall  San Francisco State University 
Jorg U Hammel  Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht 
Harmony Hancock  Old Dominion University 
James Hanken  Harvard University 
Michael Hanson   
Jacob Harrison  Duke University 
Molly Hartley   
William Hatleberg   
Lorrie He   
Elizabeth Heath-Heckman  UC Berkeley 
Michael Hedrick  California State University, East Bay 
Andreas Hejnol  Sars Centre Marine Molecular Biology 
Spencer Hellert  1990 
Bryan Helm  North Dakota State University 
Rebecca Helm  Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. 
Sara Henriquez  Univ. of the Incarnate Word 
Jennifer Heppner  Pennsylvania State University  
Eva Herbst   
Anna Nele Herdina  Karolinska Institutet 
L Patricia Hernandez  George Washington University 
Philip Lamar Hertzler  Central Michigan University 
Alia Hidayat   
Ben Higgins   
April Hill  University of Richmond 
Malcolm Hill  University of Richmond 
Justin Hilliard   
Anthony Himes  University of New England 
Mackenzie Hlesciak  Bucknell University 
Jason Hodin  Friday Harbor Labs 
Kim Hoke   
Elizshka Holmquist  Kennesaw State University 
Dominique Homberger  Louisiana State University 
Brooke Hoover  Oklahoma State University 
Chen Hou  Missouri Univ. of Sci and Tech 
Clarissa House  University of Exeter 
Yinan Hu  Boston College 
Alex Hubbard  Georgia Tech 
Kyu Min Huh   
Ryan Edward Hulett  Harvard University 
Marie Hunt  University of Oregon 
Daniel Edison Husana   
John Hutchinson  Royal Veterinary College 
Elyse Iemola   
Frances Irish  Moravian College 
Steven Irvine  University of Rhode Island 
Michael Itgen   
Den Ivanov   
Tue Jørgensen  Roskilde University 
William Jackman  Bowdoin College 
Laura Jackson  University of South Dakota 
David Jacobs  UCLA 
Rose Jacobson   
Heather Jamniczky  U of Calgary 
Scott Janis   
Steven E. Jasinski  University of Pennsylvania 
Sarah Jaumann  University of Minnesota 
Nishad Jayasundara   
William Jeffery  University of Maryland 
Emily Jennings  University of Cincinnati 
Elizabeth Jockusch  University of Connecticut 
Adam Johnson   
John Jones   
Blake Jones  University of San Francisco 
Julie Jung  Boston University 
Amanda Kahn  University of Alberta 
Tomonari Kaji   
Maryam Kamran  Oregon State University 
Eric Kane  UNC Charlotte 
Kenneth Kardong  Washington State Univ 
Vishwa Teja Kasoju   
Mari Kawaguchi  Sophia University 
Stephanie Keer   
Darcy Kelley  Columbia University 
Darcy Kelley  Columbia University 
Nathan Kenny  The Natural History Museum 
Meredith Kernbach   
Maleana Khoury   
David Kikuchi  Carleton University 
Bonnie Kircher  University of Florida 
Mackenzie Kirchner-Smith  Univ. of California Berkeley 
Anna Klompen  The University of Kansas 
Kevin Kocot  The University of Alabama 
Kristen Koenig  Harvard University 
Alan Kohn  University of Washington 
andrea kohn   
Benjamin Kornegay  University of Richmond 
Kostya Kornev  Clemson University 
Dallas Krentzel  University of Chicago 
Elaine Kushkowski   
Judith Kyrkos  Loyola University Chicago 
Gary LaFleur  Nicholls State University 
Alexis Lainoff  UCSF 
David Lambert  Rochester 
Alexis Lanza   
Agnese Lanzetti  San Diego State University 
Claire Larroux   
Mara Laslo  Harvard University 
Mary Latimer  University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Clive Long Fung Lau  UCLA 
Christopher Laumer  EMBL-EBI 
RayannA Laux   
Laura Lavine  Washington State University 
David Ledesma  The University of Texas 
Zachary Robert Lewis  Yale University 
A. Kelsey Lewis  University of Florida 
Sally Leys  University of Alberta 
YI-FEN LIN   
Yuxiang Liu  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Isabel Llosa   
Amaneet Lochab  Harvard University 
Brent Lockwood  University of Vermont 
Matthew Louder  East Carolina University 
Eric Lovely  Arkansas Tech University 
Chris Lowe  Stanford University 
Heidi Luc   
Kathleen Lukens   
Shawn Luttrell  University of Washington 
Vincent Lynch  The University of Chicago 
Deirdre Lyons  Scripps Inst. of Oceanography 
Katherine M. Lyser-Shouby   
Akshita Maan  Kennesaw State University 
Stephen Mackessy  University of Northern Colorad 
Jason Macrander  U of North Carolina, Charlotte 
Paul Maderson  Brooklyn College 
Craig Magie  Quinnipiac University 
Anne M. Maglia  UMass Lowell 
Jasmine Mah  University of Alberta 
Anabela Maia  Eastern Illinois University 
Jane Maienschein  Arizona State University 
John Majoris  Boston University 
Victoria Mann  CSU Long Beach 
Roberto Marquez   
Karen Martin  Pepperdine Univ 
Mark Martindale  Univ of Florida 
Veronica Martinez Acosta  Univ. of the Incarnate Word 
Vladimir Mashanov  University of North Florida 
Svetlana Maslakova  University of Oregon 
Spencer Mass  SUNY New Paltz 
Bianca Mattern  University of North Florida 
Cheyenne Mattes  U of Incarnate Word 
David Matthews   
Melissa May  California Polytechnic State University 
Melissa Mayol  Muhlenberg College 
Mary McBrayer  College of Charleston 
Elizabeth McCain  Muhlenberg College 
John McConaugha  Old Dominion University 
Krista McCoy  East Carolina University 
Kyle McCulloch  Harvard University 
Isabella McDonald  Wellesley College 
James McFadden  College of Charleston 
Joseph McGirr   
Damhnait McHugh  Colgate University 
Kenneth McKenna  Duke University 
Austin McKenna   
Sarah McMenamin   
Griffin Mcnamara   
Eden McQueen   
Dacotah Melicher   
Shelcie Menard   
David Metzger  University of British Columbia 
Neva Meyer  Clark University 
Katelyn Mika  University of Chicago 
Lorraine Millard  Coastal Carolina University 
Robert Miller  University of New Mexico 
Kathryn Minczuk   
Robert Miranda  Univ of Incarnate Word 
Patricia Mire  University of Louisiana Lafaye 
Jennyfer Mora Mitchell  University of Denver 
Hanna Mitchell  Radford University  
Juri Miyamae  Yale University 
Tetsuto Miyashita  University of Alberta 
Ricardo Monzon  Saint Xavier University 
Richard Mooi  California Academy of Sciences 
Andrew Moore   
Pierre Moretto  CNRS CRCA 
gen morinaga  Clark University 
Leonid Moroz  University of Florida 
Zachary Morris  Harvard University 
Jacqueline Moustakas-Verho  Institute of Biotechnology 
James Mouton  University of Montana 
Nancy S. Mueller   
Alexander Mulhern  BioMed Central  
Catriona Munro  Brown University 
Emily Murakami   
Dennis Murphy   
Gregory Mutumi  1981 
Laura Mydlarz  University of Texas 
Vivek Nagendra Prakash  Stanford University 
Anahita Najafi  University of San Francisco 
Nagayasu Nakanishi  University of Arkansas 
Walker Nambu  Florida Atlantic University  
Dina Navon  UMass Amherst 
Brian Nedved  Univ of Hawaii Dept Zoology/PBRC 
Megan Nepshinsky   
Courtney Neumeyer  University of North Texas 
Scott Nichols  University of Denver 
Katie Nickles  University of Rhode Island 
H. Nijhout  Duke University 
Jon Norenburg  Smithsonian Institution 
Spencer Nyholm  University of Connecticut 
Jeanice Nyung   
Devin O'Brien  University of Montana  
Brigid O'Donnell   
Alexander Okamoto  The University of Chicago 
Jennifer Olori  SUNY Oswego 
Christopher Olson  OHSU 
Rachel ONeill  University of Connecticut 
Andrew Ontano  Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison 
JAVIER ORTEGA HERNANDEZ  UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE 
Kevin Padian  UC Berkeley 
Louise Page  Univ of Victoria 
Nina Pak   
Sitara Palecanda   
A. Richard Palmer  University of Alberta 
Karl Palmquist   
Jordi Paps  University Of Essex 
Lynne Parenti  National Museum of Natural History 
Mary Parker   
Shemuel Patton  Nevada State College 
Mihaela Pavlicev  Cincinnati Children`s Hospital 
Phillip Pearson  Auburn 
Jesús Peña  UC Riverside 
Scott Pedersen   
Mario Pestarino  DISTAV, Università di Genova 
Ann Petersen   
John Phillips  Michigan State University 
N Tessa Pierce   
John F. Pilger  Agnes Scott College 
Brendan Pinto  Marquette University 
Nicole Pittoors   
David Plachetzki  University of New Hampshire 
Aaron Pomerantz   
Ariana Poole  Hendrix College 
Ahva Potticary  University of Arizona 
Kara Powder  Clemson University 
Amanda Powers  University of Cincinnati 
Abhilash Prabhat  University of Delhi 
Devaleena Pradhan  University of California, Los Angeles 
Jason S Presnell  University of Miami 
Meredith Protas   
Curtis Provencher   University of New Hampshire 
Kristen Prufrock  Johns Hopkins University Schoo 
Richard Puzdrowski  University of Houston Clear Lake 
Joshua Puzey   
Rachel Racicot  Vanderbilt University 
Cristina Rade  George Washington University 
Jonathan Rader  University of North Carolina 
Munsur Rahman  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Desmond Ramirez  UMass Amherst 
Ryan Range  Mississippi State University 
Sridhar Ravi   
Cassandra Re   
Sarah Redmond  Radford University 
Sandra Rehan  University of New Hampshire 
Susan Rehorek  Slippery Rock University 
Ross Reid  University of Alabama, Birming 
John Reiss  Humboldt State University Department of Biology 
Adam Reitzel  UNC Charlotte 
Annie Jean Rendleman   
Susan Renn  REED COLLEGE 
Carlee Resh  Central Michigan University 
Dana Reuter  University of Oregon 
Miguel Reyes  Emory University 
Julie Reynolds  Ohio State University 
Lynn Riddiford  University of Washington 
Misty Riddle   
Nicholas Ridge  University of Utah 
Ajna Rivera  University of the Pacific 
Juana Maria Rivera-Ordonez    
John Robertson  Westminster College 
Jeff Robinson  Dartmouth College 
Amber Rock   
Matthew Rockman  NYU - CGSB 
Estefania Rodriguez  Am Museum of Nat History 
Melanie Rodriguez  University of Richmond 
Heide Rohland   
Nicolas Rohner   
Nicolas Rohner  Stowers Institute for Medical  
Laura Romano  Denison University 
Airlie Sattler Rose  University of Texas Pan American 
Robert Rosencrans  LSU School of Medicine 
Manuel Rosero  San Francisco State University 
Anna Ross  Christian Brothers University 
Darcy Ross   
Joseph Ross  Cal. State University, Fresno 
Rachel Roston  Duke University 
V. Louise Roth   
Allison Rugila  Stony Brook University 
Joseph Ryan  Whitney Lab 
Edward Saiff  Ramapo College of New Jersey 
Akiho Saito   
Maria Salazar Nicholls  PUCE, Ecuador 
Miguel Salinas-Saavedra  University of Florida 
Maria Khaela Sanchez  University of Richmond 
Stephanie Sang   
Thomas Sanger  Loyola University in Chicago 
Scott Santagata  Long Island University-Post 
Kelvin Santana Rodriguez  University of Puerto Rico  
Carlos Santibanez Lopez   
Carlos Santibanez Lopez   
Francesco Santini   
Vinodkumar Saranathan  Yale NUS College 
Prioty Sarwar  Wellesley College 
Atsuko Sato   
Alan Savitzky  Utah State University 
Sara Sawyer  Glenville State College 
Samarra Scantlebury  Cornell University 
Simon Scarpetta   
Emma Schachner  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 
Gerhard Schlosser  Natnl Univ of Ireland (NUI) Galway 
Christine Schnitzler  Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscie 
Julie Schram  Oregon Institute of Marine Biology 
George Schulte  Truman State University 
Eric Schuppe  Wake Forest University 
Daniel Schwab  Indiana University 
Jennifer Schwab   
Megan Schwartz  University of Washington 
Anthony Scibelli  Tufts University 
Kevin Scriber, II  HOWARD UNIVERSITY 
Connor Sears  University of Cincinnati 
Elaine Seaver  University of Florida 
Ron Seidel  Max Planck Institute 
Kaleb Sellers   
Ruth Seok   
Jeanne Serb  Iowa State University 
Marc Servetnick  Univ of Washington Bothell 
Emily Setton  Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison 
Prashant Sharma  Univ. Wisconsin-Madison 
Robin Sherman  Nova Southeastern University 
Caitlin Shishido   
SHARMISHTHA SHYAMAL   
Stefan Siebert  UC Davis 
Itzel Sifuentes  Florida Atlantic University 
James Sikes  University of San Francisco 
David simmons  The Whitney Marine Lab 
Jarid Simons   
Aisling Sinclair  University of San Francisco 
Garrett Smedley   
Kathleen Smith  Duke University 
Julian Smith  Winthrop University 
Frank Smith  UNC Chapel Hill 
Wendy Smith  Northeastern University 
Matthew Smith   
Emilie Snell-Rood  University of Minnesota 
Aurora Solla  Reed College 
Vanna Sombatsaphay   
Hayden Speck   
Daniel Speiser  University of South Carolina 
Larry Spencer  Plymouth State University 
Erik Sperling  Stanford University 
Emily Spiegel  Bryn Mawr College 
Vamsi Krishna Sridharan  UC, Santa Cruz 
Katie Staab  McDaniel College 
Frank Stabile   
Caitlin Stapp   
Ariel Steele  University of St. Thomas 
Bailey Steinworth   
Thomas Stephenson   
Jake Stercula  Trinity University 
David Stern  Janelia Research Campus 
Thomas Stewart  Yale University 
Tyler Stigall  Allegheny College 
Michelle Stocker  Virginia Tech 
Mary Stoddard  Princeton University 
Andrew Stoehr  Butler University 
Madeline Strom   
Alexander Stubbs  Univ of California, Berkeley 
Joseph Styga   
Jennifer Stynoski  Colorado State University 
Lauren Sumner-Rooney  Oxford University MNH 
Shivani Sundaram   
Abhinav Sur  Clark University 
Sayantan Sur  University of Delhi 
Yuichiro Suzuki  Wellesley College 
Billie Swalla  University of Washington 
Eli Swanson  University of Minnesota 
Sharon Swartz  Brown University 
Donald Swiderski  University of Michigan 
Fayth Tan   
Oscar Tarazona  University of Florida 
Michael Tassia  Auburn University 
Christina Tata  Univ. of the Incarnate Word 
Fatma Zeynep Temel   
Michael Temkin  St Lawrence Univ 
Jenny Tenlen  Seattle Pacific University 
Boris Tezak  Florida Atlantic University 
Daniel Thiel   
carl Thompson   
Justin Tickhill  North Central State College 
Alex Torson  North Dakota State University 
James W Truman  University of Washington 
Jyuan-Ru Tsai   
Frank Tulenko   
Cameron Tumey   
Sarah Tweedt  Smithsonian Institution 
Kay Tweeten  St. Catherine University 
Catherine Tylan   
Nicole Uibel  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
Sabah Ul-Hasan   
Graciela Unguez  New Mexico St 
Daniel Urban   
James Van Dyke  Charles Sturt University 
John Vanden Brooks  Midwestern University 
Lauren Vandepas  University of Washington 
Angelly Vasquez  Universidad de Antioquia 
William Velhagen  Caldwell University 
Miryam Venegas-Anaya  STRI 
Madhusudhan Venkadesan  Yale University 
Tomer Ventura  Uni of Sunshine Coast 
Matthew Vickaryous  Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph 
Margaret Voss  Syracuse University 
David Wake  Univ of California 
Marvalee Wake  University of California, Berkeley 
Victoria Wang  Wellesley College 
Zhou Wang   
Wesley Wang  University of Washington 
Z Yan Wang  University of Chicago 
Andrea Ward  Adelphi University 
Daniel Warner  Auburn University 
Kerri Warren  Roger Williams University 
Glen Watson  University of Louisiana Lafaye 
Jacqueline Webb  University of Rhode Island 
Ceri Weber   
Hannah Weber   
Mark Webster  Univ of Chicago 
Nicole Webster  University of Alberta 
David Weisblat  UC Berkeley 
Carl Wellstead  WVU Tech 
Terry West   
Aundrea Westfall   
Jessica Whelpley  University of Florida 
Malachi Whitford  San Diego State University 
Naveen Wijesena  University of Florida 
Athula Wikramanayake  University of Miami 
Keen Wilson  University of Cincinnati 
Pamela Windsor  University of Alberta 
Gabrielle Winters  University of Florida 
Sara Winzer  University of Idaho 
Molly Womack   
Amy Worthington  Creighton University 
longjun wu   
Jeanette Wyneken  Florida Atlantic Univ 
Jessica Yamauchi  Cal State Northridge 
Hui Yang  UMass Lowell 
Shigeki Yasumasu  Sophia university 
Rebecca Young  University of Texas 
Eric Young  University of San Francisco 
Daniel Zajic  Portland State University 
Christina Zakas  New York University 
Edward Zalisko  Blackburn College 
Eduardo Zattara  Indiana University 
Jhony Zavaleta  San Francisco State University 
Miriam Leah Zelditch  University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology 
Robert Zeller  San Diego State U 
Yu Zeng  UC Berkeley 
Xinhui Zhang  UCLA 
Ruijie Zhu  University of Virginia 
Robert Zinna   
Olga Zueva  University of North Florida