| ||Students currently collaborating in my lab:|
Yolana Fuks is a senior and works with the midgut of adult yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti).
In the moment, the major aim is to mount posterior midguts on perfusion
pipettes, measure the transepithelial voltage as an indicator for
active and electrogenic transport, and activate the transport
capacities with hormonal and non-hormonal factors. Yolana is a Biology major with a minor in Chemistry. In summer 2009, she spent a summer research internship at Johns Hopkins University.
| Melanie Valencia is a sophomore and collaborates in the project with the midgut of adult mosquitoes since spring 2009.|
| ||Alumni at Wagner College:|
|Sejmir Izeirovski graduated in 2009 and studied the influence of
nutrients on the transepithelial voltage and strong alkalinization of
the anterior midgut of larval yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti). Sejmir and I produced a number of abstracts/presentations, and he is a coauthor on two articles published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology (see Publications
). Sejmir also published an article in the Wagner
College Bulletin for Undergraduate Research. Sejmir is currently at the Saba Medical School.|
|Margarita Javoroncov collaborated in spring 2007 with the biochemical measurements for our publication in the Journal of Experimental Zoology (see Publications).
Margarita graduated in 2007. She is currently working at
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) and the New Jersey Sharing
Network. For fall '09, Margarita has been accepted into the MD program
of the Medical College of Wisconsin.|
|Malay Patel contributed observations with living larval yellow fever mosquitoes to our publication in the Journal of Experimental Zoology (see Publications).
Malay is currently at a medical school in the Caribbean. He graduated in spring 2009 and, after taking the USMLE (Step 1), is
planning to do the clinical part of his education in a hospital in the
|Alfred Phillips observed alkalinization in living larval yellow fever mosquitoes at different larval stages. Alfred graduated in 2008.|
| ||Alumni from my labs in Germany and Brazil:|
|Antonio Hernandez Torres Jr. collaborated
with me during the experimental work for his PhD thesis in Brazil.
Antonio studied ion transport across the gills and antennal glands of
freshwater crustacea. Together with me, Antonio analyzed the
transepithelial voltage of isolated and perfused gills of the
freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. |
|Andreas Schöbel and Jan Kraft
collaborated with me in the frame of their MSc thesis at the Free
University of Berlin, Germany. Both studied aspects of the hormonal
regulation of active NaCl absorption across the gills of Chinese crabs (Eriocheir sinensis; see Publications ). Andreas is currently working at EWE NaturWatt, a company producing and marketing wind energy in Northwestern Germany. |
worked in my lab at the Free University of Berlin, producing data for
his MSc thesis about the pH dependence of NaCl absorption across the
gills of Chinese crabs (Eriocheir sinensis). After some years in the Artemia Research Center in Uromieh (Iran), Mohammad is now in Hannover, Lower Saxony (Germany).|
collaborated with me in Berlin on aspects of ion transport across the
opercular epithelium of fish in the frame of his PhD thesis at the
University of Rostock, Germany (see Publications).
Dietmar is now Associate Professor for Physiological Genomics at the
University of California, Davis. Dietmar has a very interesting
webpage. For a visit click here!|
| ||Sven Riestenpatt
collected the results for his MSc thesis in my lab at the Free
University of Berlin. Sven studied the influence of theophylline and
db-cAMP on NaCl absorption across Chinese crab gills. Sven and I
continued to collaborate while he was working on his PhD in the lab of
Dieter Siebers at the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland in Hamburg. Sven
and I published a number of papers together (see Publications). Sven is now an assistant editor at the scientific publisher Karger.|