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Brittany Peachey


Email Address: peacheybl1@gmail.com
Address: 1806 Yellowhouse Circle F
City: College Station
State/Providence: Texas
Zip Code: 77840
Country: United States
Phone Number: 7174377486
Date Posted: 1/26/2017

Objective

Hardworking and dedicated Master's graduate seeking a research or hatchery technician job in the United States

Education

EDUCATION Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, Class of 2017 - Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Will graduate Master of Science (GPA: 4.00) - Thesis: “Dietary Histidine Requirement and Physiological Effects of Dietary Histidine Deficiency in Juvenile Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus” Grove City College, Grove City, PA, USA, Class of 2014 - Major – Biology - Graduated Bachelor of Science, Magna cum laude (GPA: 3.75), High Honors in Biology

Experience

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE o Primary Researcher-Development of digestive enzymes in larval Southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) (Summer-Autumn 2016) - Research involved measuring the arrival and development of several digestive enzymes through time using colorimetric assays (State Wildlife Grant, Texas A&M University, Dr. Delbert Gatlin, III) o Primary Researcher-Effects of dietary sulfur amino acid deficiency on juvenile Southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) (Summer 2016) - Research involved observing growth and other physical deficiencies due to a lack of sulfur amino acids (methionine and cysteine) in the diet (State Wildlife Grant, Texas A&M University, Dr. Delbert Gatlin, III) o Primary Researcher-Red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) response to dietary histidine deficiency (Summer 2016) - Research involved comparing the growth and cataract formation in juvenile red drum fed diets sufficient and deficient in histidine (Texas Agrilife Research funding, Texas A&M University, Dr. Delbert Gatlin, III) o Primary Researcher-Dietary histidine requirement of juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) (Autumn 2015) - Research involved determining the minimum requirement of histidine for ample growth of juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) (Texas Agrilife Research funding, Texas A&M University, Dr. Delbert Gatlin, III) o Primary Researcher-Induced tetraploidy in the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) (Summer 2013) - Research involved comparing the efficiency of 6-dimethylaminopurine against cytochalasin B in inhibiting the extrusion of polar bodies in oyster embryos with the goal of producing tetraploid Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) (National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates grant, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Dr. Stan Allen) o Primary Researcher-Brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) research (Spring 2011-Autumn 2013) - Research involved the genetic comparison of tumor and non-tumor tissue in Brown Bullhead catfish (Ameiurus nebulosus) from Lake Erie (Student Research funding, Grove City College, Dr. Fred Brenner) o Primary Co-Researcher-Ant (Formica subintegra) colony observation (Summer 2012) - Research involved the observation of the raid and migration behavior of the slave-making ant species, Formica subintegra (Swezey Summer Research grant, Grove City College, Dr. Stephen Jenkins) GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS o Graduate Merit Fellowship (Texas A&M University) - To fund research and study conducted during Master’s degree program o National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) - To fund research involving polyploidy in Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) aquaculture o National Science Foundation Travel Fellowship - To fund attendance at the 2014 National Shellfisheries Association Conference o Swezey Travel Scholarship (Grove City College) - To fund attendance at the 2014 National Shellfisheries Association Conference o Swezey Summer Research Grant (Grove City College) - To fund research on the behavior of the slave-making ant (Formica subintegra) SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS o Texas A&M Student Research Week Presentation Award: First place in Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Entomology, Agriculture, and Ecological Restoration Division (2016) o 2014 Outstanding Senior Biology Major Award (Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society) o Member, Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society (Grove City College) o Member, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society (Grove City College) o Grove City College Presidential Merit Scholarship (2010-2014) o Grove City College Dean’s List with Distinction (2010-2014) SELECTED CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS o Presenter: 2016 Texas A&M University Student Research Week, College Station, TX, USA - Presentation title: Dietary Histidine Requirement of Juvenile Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus o Presenter: 2016 World Aquaculture Society Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA - Presentation title: Dietary Histidine Requirement of Juvenile Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus o Presenter: 2014 National Shellfisheries Association Conference, Jacksonville, FL, USA - Presentation title: Evaluation of Cytochalasin B and 6-dimethylaminopurine for Tetraploid Induction in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica o Presenter: 2013 Research Experience for Undergraduates Research Presentation, Gloucester Point, VA, USA - Presentation title: Evaluation of Cytochalasin B and 6-dimethylaminopurine for Tetraploid Induction in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica RELATED SKILLS o Care and general maintenance of a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) o Fish diet formulation and preparation o Identification of selected diseases affecting warmwater fish species o Dissection and isolation of fish body tissues o Digestive enzyme detection involving colorimetric assays o Proximate analysis of fish body tissue and diet o Live food (rotifer) production

Publications

PUBLICATIONS Peachey, Brittany, and Standish K. Allen, Jr. “Evaluation of Cytochalasin B and 6-dimethylaminopurine for Tetraploid Induction in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica.” Aquaculture 450 (2015): 199-205.

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