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Tiffany Baker

Tiffany Baker

Ph.D. Student
Mentor: Dr. Lisa Cunningham
Entered program: August, 2007

EDUCATION:

B.S. Biology, College of Charleston
MS Marine Biology, Grice Program in Marine Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

I am currently part of an investigation into the detrimental effects of drugs on the sensory hair cells of the inner ear. Heat shock is known to confer protection against certain types of drug-induced ototoxicity, and we are trying to elucidate the individual roles of specific heat shock proteins in this process.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. 2008: Baker, T.G., E. Pante, E.M. Levesque, W.A. Roumillat, I. de Buron. Metamicrocotyla macracantha, a polyopisthocotylid gill parasite of the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus: population dynamics in South Carolina estuaries. Parasitology Research 102: 1085-1088.
  2. 2007: Baker, T.G., S. Morand, C.A. Wenner, W.A. Roumillat, and I. de Buron. Micropogonias undulatus in the western North Atlantic Ocean using parasites as biological tags. Journal of Helminthology 81: 155-167.
  3. 2005: Baker, T.G., E. Pante, and I. de Buron. Co-occurrence of Naobranchia lizae (Copepoda) and Metamicrocotyla macracantha (Monogenea), gill parasites of the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus. Parasitology Research 97(6): 515-520
  4. 2005: Baker, T.G., A. Viricel, L. Meraziz, and I. de Buron. Size variation of adult polyopisthocotylid Metamicrocotyla macracantha (Monogenea) in relation to host size. Comparative Parasitology 72(2): 179-182

ABSTRACTS AND PUBLICATIONS:

  1. 2008: Herron, B., T.G. Baker, and I. de Buron*. Population dynamics of a monogenean parasite of the esophagus of the Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, in the South Atlantic Bight and inshore waterways. Southeastern Society of Parasitologists c/o Association of Southeastern Biologists, Spartanburg, SC
  2. 2007: Herron, B.*, and T.G. Baker. Population dynamics of a monogenean found parasitizing the esophagus of the Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, in the South Atlantic Bight. South Carolina Academy of Science, Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC
  3. 2007: Baker*, T.G., and B. Herron. Population dynamics of Diplectanotrema sp., a monogenean parasitizing the esophagus of the Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus. Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Georgetown, SC
  4. 2006: Baker, T.G.*, S. Morand, and I. de Buron. Stock identification of the Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, using macroparasites as biological tags. International Congress of Parasitology, Glasgow, Scotland
  5. 2006: Baker, T.G.*, and I. de Buron. Stock identification of the Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, using macroparasites as biological tags. Grice Program in Marine Biology Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Charleston, SC
  6. 2005: Baker*, T.G., and I. de Buron. Preliminary report of a new species of monogenean from the esophagus of Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus: population dynamics and fish stock identification. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, VA
  7. 2004: Baker*, T.G., E. Pante, W. A. Roumillat, E. Levesque, and I. de Buron. Co-occurrence of the copepod Naobranchia lizae and the monogenean Metamicrocotyla macracantha on the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Philadelphia, PA (poster presentation)
  8. 2004: Baker*, T. G., and I. de Buron. Macroparasites of Atlantic croaker as potential biological tags of fish stocks. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Pigeon Forge, TN
  9. 2003: Baker, T. G., W. A. Roumillat, and I. de Buron*. Population biology of Metamicrocotyla macracantha, a polyopisthocotylid of the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  10. 2003: Baker*, T. G., W. A. Roumillat, and I. de Buron. Population dynamics of the polyopisthocotylid Metamicrocotyla macracantha, a gill parasite of the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus, in South Carolina. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Mobile, AL
  11. 2003: Baker*, T. G., W. A. Roumillat, and I. de Buron. An ecological study of the monogenean Metamicrocotyla macracantha, a gill parasite of the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus. Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Academy of Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  12. 2003: Baker*, T. G., W. A. Roumillat, and I. de Buron. Population dynamics of the polyopisthocotylid Metamicrocotyla macracantha, a gill parasite of the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus in South Carolina. College of Charleston Undergraduate Research Poster Day
  13. 2002: Baker*, T. G., W. A. Roumillat, and I. de Buron. A preliminary study of metamicrocotylid monogeneans, parasites of the striped mullet, Mugil cephalus (Mugilidae). College of Charleston Undergraduate Research Poster Day

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2007 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship in Cell and Neurobiology
  • 2006 Byrd-Dunn award for best student presentation (Southeastern Society of Parasitologists) Nomination to Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Joanna Deep Water Fellowship
  • 2005 SC Agriculture Society Marine Biology Scholarship (fall semester stipend for graduate studies)
  • 2004 Research Presentation Grant: travel stipend to present research data at annual meeting of Parasitology in Pigeon Forge, TN
  • 2003 Outstanding Student Award – Biology, College of Charleston
  • 2002 Department of Biology Summer Research stipend, College of Charleston
  • 1998-2001 Cornelia Ayer Scholarship, College of Charleston SC Life Scholarship, College of Charleston

OTHER INTERESTS:

Playing guitar/drums, drawing/painting, gardening, knitting and crochet, watching Sci-Fi and horror movies.

Tiffany Baker and her dog



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