Jimiane Ashe

J. Ashe
E-Mail: JAshe*brooklyn.cuny.edu
Phone: 1 718 951 5000 x18299
 Fax: 1 718 951 4659
Department of Biology
Brooklyn College
City University of New York

Ingersoll 411NE
2900 Bedford Avenue

11210, Brooklyn, NY
United States
 



PhD Candidate
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
 


Field work with local seahorses, Hippocampus erectus. 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests are population genetics, evolutionary development and conservaiton in marine species.  I am studying adaptive immunity in Syngnathidae for my PhD.
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CUNY GRADUATE CENTER/BROOKLYN COLLEGE, New York, United States

             PhD Candidate, Wilson Lab, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (2012-)

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, New York, United States

    Laboratory Intern, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics (2012-2013)
SUNY - STONY BROOK, Stony Brook, New York, United States
    Research Assistant, Chapman Lab, School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (2009-2011)

SEATTLE AQUARIUM, Seattle, Washington, United States

             Laboratory Technician, Laboratory and Larval Rearing (2002-2009)

FRED HUTCHISON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER, Seattle, Washington, United States

             Genomics Specialist I, Genomics Shared Resources (2005-2009)

EDUCATION

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - GRADUATE CENTER, New York, United States

    Ph.D. (Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior) - 2018 Intended  (Advisor: Dr. Tony Wilson)
    Research Intrests: Comparing patterns of genetic diversity between nuclear, mitochondrial and MHC loci and exploring the effect of microbial communities on adaptive immunity in Syngnathidae

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - STONY BROOK, Stony Brook, New York, United States 
    MS (Marine and Atmospheric Science) - 2011 (Advisor: Dr. Demian Chapman) 
    Thesis: Population genetic structure of Lemon Sharks in the Western Atlantic: is there evidence of gender-biased dispersal and differences between neutral and adaptive loci?

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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, Washington, United States 
    BS - 1998
    Major: Cell and Molecular Biology; Minor: Chemistry

ACADEMIC AWARDS
  • 2016-2017: Lila Lustig Science Scholarship ($5,000)
  • 2016: CUNY Doctoral Student Research Grant #11 ($1500)
  • 2015: Lerner-Gray Memorial Fund ($2,450)
  • 2015: NSF EAPSI and the Royal Society of New Zealand ($11,000)
  • 2014: CUNY Doctoral Student Research Grant #9 ($1500)
  • 2012-2017: CUNY Science Fellowship ($125,000)
  • 2011: American Elasmobranch Society Student Travel Award ($500)
  • 2009-2011: SUNY Stony Brook Dean’s Scholarship ($35,590)
    TEACHING EXPERIENCE
      Undergraduate Coastal Oceanography, General Chemistry Lab 1, Introductory Biology Labs 1 & 2 

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

                 Society for the Study of Evolution, Seattle Aquarium Society,  American Elasmobranch Society, PADI America

    PUBLICATIONS
    1. Ashe JL, Feldheim KA, Fields AT, Reyier EA, Brooks EJ, O'Connell MT, Skomal G, Gruber SH, Chapman DD (2015) Local population structure and context-dependent isolation by distance in a large coastal shark. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Volume 520, Pages 203-216, doi: 10.3354/meps11069.
    2. Chapman DD, Wintner SJ, Abercrombie DL, Ashe JL, Bernard AM, Shivji MS, Feldheim KA (2013) The behavioural and genetic mating system of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, an intrauterine cannibal. Biology Letters, 9: 20130003, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.
    3. Larson S, Christiansen J, Griffing D, Ashe J, Lowry D, Andrews K (2010) Relatedness and polyandry of sixgill sharks, Hexanchus griseus, in an urban estuary. Conservation Genetics, Volume 12, Number 3, Pages 679-690, doi: 10.1007/s10592-010-0174-9.
    4. Long SA, Khalili J, Ashe J, Berenson R, Bonyhadi M (2006) Standardizing Analysis for the Quantification of V beta CDR3 T-Cell Receptor Diversity.  Journal of Immunological Methods, Volume 317, Issues 1-2, Pages 100-113.
    PAPERS IN PRESS / SUBMITTED

      CONFERENCES / PRESENTATIONS
      • Ashe J (2016) Influence of Human-Associated Microbes on Protected Marine Species. Oral Presentation, Alumni Resources, NSF EAPSI 2016 Pre-Departure Orientation (Arlington, VA).
      • Ashe J (2015) Microbial-Host Dynamics and the Evolution of Nearshore Diversity. Oral Presentation, Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center Seminar Series, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY).
      • Ashe J (2014) Population genetic structure of lemon sharks in the western Atlantic. Oral Presentation, Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center Seminar Series, Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY).
      • Ashe J, Feldheim K, Gruber S, Chapman D (2011) Testing predictions of the “natal philopatry hypothesis” using lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) in the Western Atlantic. Oral Presentation, Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists/American Elasmobranch Society Conference (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Chapman D, Ashe J, Feldheim K, Natanson L, Eng R, Shivji M (2010) Is There Genetic Evidence of a Recent Population Bottleneck in White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) from the Northwest Atlantic? Oral Presentation, Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists/American Elasmobranch Society Conference (Providence, RI).
      • Larson S, Christiansen J, Griffing D, Ashe J, Lowry D, Andrews K (2009) Relatedness and polyandry of sixgill sharks, Hexanchus griseus, in an urban estuary. Oral Presentation, Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists/American Elasmobranch Society Conference (Portland, OR).
      • Long SA, Lawrence J, Ashe J, Berenson R, Bonyhadi M (2005) Ex vivo Expanded, Xcellerated T-CellsTM, Produce a Diverse, Highly Proliferative Population of Functional T-Cells.  Poster Presentation, Immune Senescence and Homeostasis Keystone Conference (Keystone, CO).