The STEAM Team
Dr. Wade Jeffrey
Mr. Thomas Asmuth -- Asmuth Turbidity Paintings -- THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF KID NEUTRINO
Dr. Lisa Waidner Lisa Waidner Google Scholar
Ms. Claudia O’Steen About Claudia O'Steen
Ms. Carrie Daniel, UWF student
Ms. Megan Gossett, UWF student
Ms. Sara Ousley, UWF student
Ms. Barbara Albrecht, BFA President and STEAM Team Citizen Science Outreach Coordinator
Mr. Fritz Sharar, UWF Dive Safety Officer
Waidner research lab at UWF
Student research assistants:
Carrie Daniel, integral STEAM Team member who is responsible for DNA extractions and qPCRs. Carrie's work was essential for analysis of the July 2016 mesocosm experiments. Carrie received a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research to examine the distribution of proteorhodopsin photoheterotrophs in the Pensacola Bay system and coastal Gulf.
Jenny Dysvik-Edgeworth, a recent Biomedical Sciences graduate of UWF, is continuing Verdion's study of the nifH gene in marine sediments.
Guilherme De Lima, a Biomedical Sciences major at UWF, is exploring proteorhodopsin photoheterotroph diversity and abundance in Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico DNA samples.
Barbara Albrecht, President, Bream Fishermen Association, and Director, Panhandle Watershed Alliance, to combine citizen-science water quality monitoring with our research.
Jane M. Caffrey, Professor, Biology and UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB)
Dr. Kathryn Coyne, Associate Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware.
With Asmuth, Ms. Sara Gevurtz, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Art, Hastings College, Nebraska.
Wade H. Jeffrey, Distinguished University Professor; Director, UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB); Director, REUBIN O'D. ASKEW INSTITUTE for MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (AIMS)
Jim Spain, Research Professor, UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB);
Matthew Schwartz, Associate Dean, UWF Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering; Acting Chairperson, Department of Information Technology; Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Brooke Davis helped us with microscopy for Carrie Daniel's microcosm experiments presented at the UWF Student Symposium.
Meredith Snyder, a microbiology major at USF Tampa, examined the dynamics of photoheterotrophy Summer 2017, in collaboration with Dr. Wade Jeffrey and Melissa Overton (EPA, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze).
Jessica Valek helped with DNA extractions and qPCR for the July 2016 mesocosm experiments, in collaboration with Drs. Wade Jeffrey, Sabine Surget, and Philippe LeBaron
Jack Prior, in collaboration with Dr. Jane Caffrey, working on microscopy for the Artificial Reef Project. Jack is now a graduate student in the the Janosik Lab as an M.S. student.
Kreston Debrick, a recent UWF Biology graduate, is enumerating bacteria of the artificial reef, in collaboration with Dr. Jane Caffrey.
Verdion Martina, a Biology major at UWF, worked on Rachel Capps' study of nifH in marine sediments. He is now working as a student researcher in Dr. Scott Taylor's lab.
Rachel Capps, M.S., 2017, in collaboration with her advisor, Dr. Jane Caffrey. Rachel is working on quantifying nitrogen fixing microbes in sediments using nifH qPCR.
Kendra Brooks, in collaboration with her advisor, Dr. Jane Caffrey. Kendra is working on developing flow cytometry and microscopy methods.
Mallory Palatucci, in collaboration with Dr. Wade Jeffrey & Dr. Jim Spain. Mallory defended her M.S. thesis, "Biodegradation of Dichloronitrobenzenes" in Summer 2017. Palatucci ResearchGate