Past Students

 

Dr. Mary K. Schubauer-Berigan.  1990.  Abundance, Production and Mercury Resistance of Bacteria in the Surface Microlayers and Water Columns of Lake Superior, the Duluth Harbor and the St. Louis River.  M.S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN. [Currently research scientist - National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, Cincinnati, OH]

Dr. Peter Aas.  1992.  Factors Affecting the Microbial Degradation of Organic Particles in Lake Superior.  M.S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.  [Currently a physician - Duluth, MN] 

Daniel T. Weaver.  1994.  Degradation of Organic Matter by Lake Superior Microbial Assemblages.  M.S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.  [IAGLR-HYDROLAB Award Winner; 1993 Biology Outstanding GTA Award; Currently a physical therapist - St. Cloud, MN]

Mark A. Tapper.  1995.  Abundance of Free Viruses in Lake Superior and the Induction of Temperate Phage by Mitomycin C and UV Light.  M.S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.  [Currently Research Technician - EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Duluth, MN]

Dr. David A. Pascoe.  1997.  Community DNA Similarity and Metabolic Diversity of Bacterioplankton Communities.  M.S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.  [Ph.D. 2009 - University of Minnesota]

Jonathan W. Pundsack.  2000.  Pathogen Removal by Alternative On-Site Systems for Treatment of Single Home Wastewater Flows.  M. S. Thesis (Water Resources Science).  University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.  [Awarded 2000 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship to work at the NOAA Office of Global Programs, Washington, DC; Currently Executive Director - Arctic CHAMP Science Management Office and Ph.D. student, University of New Hampshire]

Ryan P. Maki.  2000.  Effect of Suspended Particles on the Survival and Viability of Salmonella typhimurium in a Freshwater Microbial Community. M. S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN. [Currently Aquatic Ecologist - Voyageurs National Park, International Falls, MN]

Brendan P. Keough.  2002.  Archaeal Nucleic Acids in Picoplankton from Great Lakes of the World.  M. S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.  [2001 LiMNology Fellowship; 2001 Biology Outstanding GTA Award; Currently a research scientist with ioGenetics (protein engineering and manufacturing) in Madison, WI]

Dr. Matthew R. Olson.  2004.  Seasonal Virus Removal from Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems.  M.S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.  [Ph.D. - University of Iowa; Research Fellow - University of Melbourne]

Jennifer A. Schreiber.  2004.  Effect of pH on the Survival and Invasiveness of Salmonella choleraesuis in a Freshwater Microbial Community.  M.S. Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.  [Currently works for DiaSorin, Inc. (in vitro diagnostics company), Stillwater, MN]

Wendy S. Hieb.  2005.  Identifying the Sources of Fecal Coliform Bacteria in Lake Superior Watersheds.  M.S. Thesis (Water Resources Science).  University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. [IAGLR-HYDROLAB Award Winner; Currently NPDES Permit Writer-Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, IA]

Winfried B. Ksoll.  2006.  Fecal Coliform Bacteria in Lake Superior Epilithic Periphyton Communities.  M.S Thesis (Water Resources Science).  University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. [Currently Project Manager-Sachsen Wasser GmbH, Leipzig, Germany]

Dennis L. Hansen.  2008. The Sources of Escherichia coli at Great Lakes Beaches and in Fish and Waterfowl Hosts. M.S Thesis (Biology).  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN. [Currently Operations Manager-ASci Environmental Testing Laboratory, Duluth, MN]

Jason L. Kish.  2010. Planktonic Archaeal Communities Change Seasonally in Lake Superior. M.S Thesis (Water Resources Science).  University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. [Currently Microbiology Analyst, USDA, Albany, CA]

Jonathan R. Bostrom.  2010. Microbiological and Chemical Aspects of Corrosion of Sheet Steel in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. M.S Thesis (Integrated Biosciences).  University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. [Currently Instructor, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN]

 

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