Students in the Marine Microbiology Group

Michael Andres, Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Dr. Robin Overstreet
Interests: Parasites of Fishes

Tracy Berutti, M.S. Candidate
Adviser: Dr. D. Jay Grimes
Interests: Pathogenic Vibrios in shrimp aquaculture biofloc

Juan Manuel Carrillo, Ph.D. Candidate
Adviser: Dr. Robin Overstreet
Interests: Non-invasive approaches to diagnosing dolphin health

Tershara Matthews, Ph.D. Candidate
Adviser: Dr. Robin Overstreet
Interests: Detection, prevention and transmission of viral and bacterial diseases in penaeid shrimp and other crustaceans

Eric Pulis, Ph.D. Candidate
Adviser: Dr. Robin Overstreet
Interests: Digenean parasites of fishes

Corey D. Russo, Ph.D. Candidate
Adviser: Dr. D. Jay Grimes
Interests: The use of  microbiomics to characterize harmful viral pathogens (especially Morbillivirus) in bottlenose dolphins

Shuo Shen, Ph.D. Candidate
Advisor: Dr. D. Jay Grimes
Interests: The abundance, distribution, and virulence of Photobacterium damselae subspecies damselae and other bacteria in bottlenose dolphins

Rachelle Williams, M.S. Candidate
Adviser: Dr. D. Jay Grimes
Interests: Cultivation of bacteria from bottlenose dolphins

Recent Graduates

Josh Cook, M.S., graduated from USM and from U of Georgia Vet School

Hongwei Ma, Ph.D., graduated and producing wonderful research on molecular aspects of vision

Jeff Siegel, M.S., graduated and teaching at Jefferson Davis campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Nicholas Noriea, III, Ph.D., graduated and now a post doc at NIH/NIAID in Hamilton, Montana.

Kimberly J. Griffitt, M.S., graduated and now a molecular technician at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi.