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Marine Science Scholar awards announced

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 02,  2000

Dr. Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Director of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, today announced the names of the recipients of the 2000-2001 Sea Grant Marine Science Scholar awards. The Sea Grant awards, in conjunction with each student's university, provide recipients with full graduate fellowships beginning June 1, 2000.

This year's recipients, the name of their graduate project and faculty advisor, are:

Nirmal Derek Ceri Pugh, Ph.D. candidate at The University of Mississippi, will receive the 2000-2001 International Paper Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant award. He will complete his project entitled "Marine Cyanobacteria and Algae as a Source of New Pharmaceuticals that Induce Macrophage Activations" under the direction of Dr. David Pasco.

Jody Allen Bruton, Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Alabama, will complete his project entitled "Sulfur Cycling in Estuaries: Interaction with Mercury and Other Metals" under the direction of Dr. Ronald Kiene.

Stephen Ashton Bullard, M.S. candidate from The University of Southern Mississippi, will complete his project entitled "Blood Flukes of Commercially and Recreationally Valuable Fishes of Mississippi and Alabama: Potential Threats to the Aquaculture Industry of the Gulf States" under the direction of Dr. Robin M. Overstreet.

Leslie Jean Gallagher, M.S. candidate at Dauphin Island Sea Lab/University of South Alabama, will complete her project entitled "An Evaluation of Potential Artifacts Associated with Caging Experiments" under the direction of Dr. Kenneth L. Heck, Jr.

Glenn M. Hendrix, M.S. candidate at The University of Southern Mississippi, will complete his project entitled "Mitochondrial DNA Markers for the Identification of Early Life Stages of Paralichtys lethostigma, P. albigutta, and P. squamilentus (Pisces, Paralichthyidea) under the direction of Dr. Ken Stuck.

Jennifer Michelle Walker, Ph.D. candidate at The University of Alabama, will complete her project entitled "Phylogenetic Analysis and Resource Recognition in Populations of Melongena corona (Gmelin) from the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast with Analysis of System Recovery from Johnson Beach, Perdido Key, FL and Little Lagoon, AL as a Result of Hurricane Georges (1998)" under the direction of Dr. Thomas S. Hopkins.

Deana Greene Vincent, M.S. candidate at The University of Southern Mississippi, will complete her project entitled "The Influence of Pollution Stress on Juvenile Fishes Using Otolith Microstructure as a Reflection of the Growth Response." under the supervision of Dr. Chet Rakocinski.

The Sea Grant Marine Science Scholars Program is an annual fellowship competition open to graduate students attending any of the consortium member institutions including Auburn University, The University of Mississippi, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Mississippi State University, The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Southern Mississippi and the University of South Alabama.

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