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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009 – 2011 

IMS, Biomathematics, Illinois State University

Thesis title: Wing shape as an indicator of larval rearing conditions in Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti

Advisors: Dr. Steven Juliano, Dr. Olcay Akman and Dr. Sabine Loew

2005 – 2008   

BS, Statistics, Illinois State University

Experience

2012 – present 

Statistician, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

2009 – 2011   

Graduate Researcher, School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University

Topic: Geometric morphometrics, self-organizing maps and their ability to assess larval rearing conditions of Aedes mosquitoes through wing shape analysis.

Advisors: Dr. Steven Juliano, Dr. Olcay Akman and Dr. Sabine Loew

2009 – 2011

Teaching Assistant, School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University

Substitute lecturer:

  • BSC 490 – Biostatistics

Laboratory instructor:

  • BSC 490 – Biostatistics
  • BSC 197 – Molecular and Cellular Basis of Lice
  • BSC 101 – Fundamental Concepts in Biology
2008

Undergraduate Research Assistant, School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University

Topic: Genetic improvement of plant biomass quality and quantity for use as biofuel

Advisor: Dr. John Sedbrook

Grants and Awards

2011 

Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research Symposium – Travel Grant

Awarded funding to present at the Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research Symposium in Portland, Oregon, USA in December 2011

2011   

Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium – Travel Grant

Awarded funding to present at the Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research Symposium in Portland, Oregon, USA in December 2011

2010

Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society – Travel Grant

Awarded first place in the Phi Sigma Research Symposium poster competition at Illinois State University. Received funding to present at the Entomological Society of America meeting in San Diego, California, USA in December 2010.

2010

R. Omar Rilett Trust for Scholarships and Research in the Biological Sciences – Rilett Scholarship Award

Awarded funding to present at the Entomological Society of America meeting in San Diego, California, USA in December 2010.

2010 

Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium – Travel Grant

Awarded funding to present at the Entomological Society of America meeting in San Diego, California, USA in December 2010.