Research

Education

2013 - 2017 B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, magna cum laude, The College of William and Mary

Research Experience

2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

2017 – 2019 Graduate Research Assistant, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

2018 Visiting Research Fellow, Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History

2014 – 2017 Independent Research, The College of William and Mary

2016 Hollings Undergraduate Summer Scholar, National Systematics Lab, Smithsonian Institution, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

2015 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Fellow, University of North Florida

Publications

  • Allen, J.D., A. M. L. Klompen, E. J. Alpert, and A. J. Reft, 2017. Obligate planktotrophy in the Göttes larva of Stylochus ellipticus (Platyhelminthes). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 61: 110-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/07924259.2017.1287781

Presentations

  • Klompen, A. M. L., Ames, C. L., Badhiwala, K., Muffet, K., Reft, A., Kumar, M., Field, L. D., Collins, A. G., Robinson, J. T., and Vora, G. J. “Description of novel nematosome-like structures in the mucus of the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea.” September 2018, Cnidofest. St. Augustine, Florida, USA. Poster presentation. Full program, pg. 33.
  • Klompen, A. M. L, S. Saunders, and P. Cartwright. Influences of functional variation on venom expression in hydractiniid hydrozoans, Gordon Research Conference: Venom Evolution, Function and Biomedical Applications, Mount Snow, VT, USA. August 2018. Poster presentation. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/26794
  • Klompen, A. M. L, S. Saunders, and P. Cartwright. Influences of functional variation on venom expression in hydractiniid hydrozoans. European Evolutionary and Development Biology, Galway, Ireland. June 2018. Poster presentation. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/26793

*** Awarded Third in Student Poster Competition ***

  • Klompen, A. M. L, S. Saunders, and P. Cartwright. Influences of functional variation on venom expression in hydractiniid hydrozoans. Cnidaria Satellite Meeting - European Evolutionary and Development Biology, Galway, Ireland. June 2018. Oral presentation.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., E. J. Alpert, A. J. Reft, and J. D. Allen. Do G̦ötte's larvae feed? Culturing indirect developing polyclad flatworms. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2017. Poster presentation.

*** Awarded Best Student Poster Award, Division of Invertebrate Biology ***

Also as: Klompen, A. M. et al. "Do Gotte's larvae feed? Culturing indirect developing polyclad flatworms." INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. Vol. 57. JOURNALS DEPT, 2001 EVANS RD, CARY, NC 27513 USA: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2017.

  • Klompen, A. M. L., E. Kayal, and A. G. Collins. Survey of CaTX-like Toxin Genes in Various Cnidarian Species. XII Congress of the Pan-American Section of the International Society on Toxicology, Miami, Florida, September 2016. Poster presentation.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., E. Kayal, and A. G. Collins. Survey of CaTX-like Toxin Genes in Various Cnidarian Species. 11th International Marine Biotechnology Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, August 2016. Poster presentation.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., E. Kayal, and A. G. Collins Survey of Pore Forming-like CaTx Toxins of Various Species of Cnidaria. NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholars Research Symposium, August 2016. Oral presentation.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., and A. Lane. Evaluation of the putative nocardiopyrone biosynthetic gene cluster from a marine-derived actinomycete. 251st American Chemical Society National Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California, March 2016. Poster presentation.