People

Current Lab Members

Bopi Biddanda

Dr. Bopi Biddanda

Principal Investigator/Professor

Anthony Weinke

Anthony Weinke

Lab/Observatory Manager (2016-Present)

Graduate Student (2014-2016) Episodic Wind Events on Muskegon Lake and the Ecological Consequences of Hypoxia

Undergraduate Summer Intern (2011-2013)

 

 

Scott Kendall

Scott Kendall

Research Biologist/Muskegon Lake Observatory Manager

 

Jasmine Mancuso

Jasmine Mancuso

Graduate Student (2018-Present)

Study of Eutrophication and Cyanobacterial Blooms in Muskegon Lake

Katie Knapp

Katie Knapp

Graduate Student (2016-Present)

Temporal and Spatial Variability of Carbon Metabolism in Muskegon Lake

Qianqian Liu

Qianqian Liu

Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-Present) Modelling Muskegon Lake Hydrodynamics and Intrusion of Lake Michigan into Muskegon Lake

Ian Stone

Ian Stone

Undergraduate Intern (2019)

Seasonal changes in Muskegon Lake phytoplankton composition

Former Graduate Students

Nicole

Nicole Horne

Graduate Student Role of Biofilms in Biosand Water Filter Systems

 

Deb Dila

Deb Dila

Graduate Student Carbon and Microbial Gradients in Watersheds

 

Dirk Koopmans

Dirk Koopmans

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Muskegon Lake Ecosystem Observatory

Michael Snider

Michael Snider

Graduate Student (2011-2013) Cyanobacterial Mats of Lake Huron Sinkholes

 

Leon Gereaux

Leon Gereaux

Graduate Student (2011-2013)

Angie Defore

Angie Defore

Graduate Student

 

Garry Sanders

Garry Sanders

Graduate Student

 

Cindy June

Graduate Student

Former Interns/Technicians

Riley Duff

Riley Duff

Undergraduate Intern (2018)

NSF Sinkhole Project

Studying Cyanobacterial Motility in Sinkholes of Lake Huron

Kailey Keenan-Whitmore

Kailey Keenan-Whitmore

Undergraduate Intern (2018)

Using Muskegon Lake Observatory Buoy Data and Incubations to Understand Microcystis cyanobacteria bloom dynamics

Rachel Ratliff

Rachel Ratliff

Undergraduate Intern (2017)

NSF Sinkhole Light Project

Cyanobacterial Mat Community Metabolism

Tom Claffey

Tom Claffey

Summer REU Student (2017)

Temperature's Potential Impacts on Stratification, Productivity, and Hypoxia in Muskegon Lake

Zakry O'Brien

Undergraduate Intern (2016-2017)

Investigating the Role of Thermal Structure in Muskegon Lake

Macy Doster

Macy Doster

Undergraduate Intern (2015-2016)

Collin Saunders

Technician (2016)

Fallon Januska

Fallon Januska

Technician

Morgan Lindback

Morgan Lindback

Undergraduate Summer Intern (2015/2016)

 

 

Saddie Vela

Saddie Vela

Undergraduate Summer Intern (2015)

 

Nick Weber

Nick Weber

Undergraduate Summer Intern (2015)

 

Vingie Ng

Vingie Ng

Summer REU Student (2015)

Chris Vandenberg

Christopher Vandenberg

Undergraduate Student (2014)

Adam McMillan

Adam McMillan

Undergraduate Summer Intern (2013)

 

Ashley Meyer working on the Muskegon Lake Observatory

Ashley Meyer

Target Inquiry Teacher Intern (2013)

Elizabeth Sommers

Elizabeth Sommers

Undergraduate Summer Intern (2012)

 

Tom Holcomb

Tom Holcomb

Research Technician Buoy Observatory/IT Specialist (2011-2012)

 

Steve Long

Steve Long

Undergraduate Summer Intern (2011)

Stephen was a junior biomedical science major at Grand Valley State University. He is on the pre-med track but is leaving the door open to other professions upon graduation. This summer is a great opportunity for him to spend time in the lab and get much needed research experience. Since he is a biomedical science major, he is learning a lot of new information about lake ecosystems and microbial ecology. Stephen will be working on the buoy project in Muskegon Lake and also doing some research on bio-sand filters. He hopes to spearhead a research project of his own this summer, although he is not sure yet what specifically to research.

Kaitlyn Driza

Kaitlyn Driza

Undergraduate Student (2009)

 

Tom Holcomb and Maggie Weinert

Tom Holcomb and Maggie Wienert

Undergraduate Summer Interns (2008)

 

Eric Strickler

Eric Strickler

Undergraduate Student (2006)

Sarah Barnhard

Sarah Barnhard

Undergraduate Student (2006)

Bopi and Dan

Daniel Kroll (pictured right)

Undergraduate Student (2003)

Not Pictured

Kate Coveney (2010)

Mimoza Grajqevci (2009)

Chad Meece (2005)

Stephanie Gamble (2005)

Stephanie Januchowski (2002)