Undergraduate Students

Ickert-Bond Lab: systematics meets ecology, paleontology, and genomics

Mackenzie Stamey, B.S. Biological Sciences, minors in Art and Natural Resources Management, graduated May 2016 Capstone project: Autopolyploid origin of the octoploid Turkish parsley fern Cryptogramma bithynica. URSA Project Award, UAF Fall 2013 Metzgar, J.S., M. Stamey, and S.M. Ickert-Bond. 2016. Genetic partitioning and polyploid formation within the Cryptogramma crispa (Polypodiales: Pteridaceae) complex. Turkish Journal of Botany 40: 231-240. [Link]
Blake Eggemeyer
Blake Eggemeyer B.S. Computer Science, graduated May 2012
Blake worked has a herbarium curatorial assistant and was funded by a NSF-REU supplement entitled Using Tesseract to recover specimen images at the University of Alaska Museum Herbarium. Honor’s thesis: Community Project Tracking [Link]
Kelsey Gobroski B.S. Natural Resources Management and minors in Russian and Journalism, graduated May 2012
Kelsey worked at the lab from 2010-2011 after enrolling in Systematic Botany. Her 2012 undergraduate honors thesis drew from museum cryptogram collections as she searched for interactions between the foliose lichen Peltigera and mosses on Interior Alaska black spruce-dominated slopes. She graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Natural Resources Management and minors in Russian and Journalism, and continued on to be the museum’s digital media producer from 2013 to 2016.
Celia Miller B.S. Biological Sciences, with a minor in Philosophy, magna cum laude, graduated December 2011
Honors thesis: “Phylogenetics of fistulose Ramalina species from the Pacific rim.” [Link] Grants & honors: Briana Kessel Medal for Excellence in Science (for a UAF senior in the sciences) 2011
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, Fall 2009—Spring 2011 UAF Outstanding Biology Student of the Year, 2008‐2009 1st place presentation, UAF Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2009 Alaska EPSCoR Undergraduate Fellowship, Spring & Summer 2009
Rose LaMesjerant B.S. Biological Sciences, magna cum laude, graduated May 2010
Rose investigated difference in seed micromorphology within Oxytropis species with the support of an Alaska EPSCoR undergraduate research fellowship alongside M.S. graduate student Zac Meyers. Rose has since graduated Pharmacy School an is practicing at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
Meyers, Z.J, R. LaMesjerant, and S.M. Ickert-Bond. 2013. A survey of seed coat micromorphology in Oxytropis DC. sections Arctobia, Baicalia, Glaeocephala, Mesogaea, and Orobia (Fabaceae) from Alaska. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 7:391-404. [Link]
Sayuri Ito B.S. Biological Sciences, graduated May 2008
Sayuri was part of the initial imaging team of undergraduate students on the NSF funded digitization project in the herbarium. She also worked on as a REU student on the Gymnosperm AToL on Ephedra pollen variation and created a Carex interactive key. She currently works at the Science Museum in Yokohama, Japan