Stephen S. Curran, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist
Department of Coastal Sciences
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
- Ph.D. in Coastal Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi (2006)
Dissertation title: Taxonomy and systematics of some freshwater and coastal trematodes from fishes on the Atlantic Rim.
- M.S. in Zoology, University of Connecticut (1996)
Thesis title: Some aspects of the biology of Aspidogaster conchicola, a parsite in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from North America.
- B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Connecticut (1992)
- Assistant Research Scientist: Department of Coastal Sciences (COA), The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), 2011-present
- Instructor: Parasites of Marine Animals COA: 453L/553L, Summer 2011-present
- Manuscript Editor: Comparative Parasitology, April 2015-present
- National Science Foundation-Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy Project Post-Doctoral
Research Associate, COA, USM (Parasite Systematics), 2007-2010.
- Co-Instructor (with Richard Heard): Marine Invertebrate Zoology COA, USM: 428L/528L, Summer 2007
Taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and evolution of Digeneans.
- (Summer 2011-2014) Instructor for Parasites of Marine Animals Summer class, COA 453L/553L, USM.
- (Summer 2007) Lecturer, Marine Invertebrate Zoology Summer class, COA 428L/528L, USM.
- (2003, 2007-present) Intern Instructor, COA, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, USM. I’ve instructed 13 interns during these years.
- (Spring 1995) Graduate Teaching Assistant for Animal Parasitology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut.
- (Fall 1994) Graduate Teaching Assistant for Introductory Biology for Majors, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut.