Principle Investigator

Frank SmithFrank Smith 

(904) 620-2883

frank.smith@unf.edu

Education:

B.S. University of Rhode Island (2007)

Ph.D. University of Connecticut (2013)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013-2017)

 

UNF Graduate Students

Raul Chavarria

Research: The developmental functions of tardigrade Wnt genes

 

Taylor Harrison

Research: Segment polarity in tardigrades

 

UNF Undergraduate Students

Mandy Game

Research: Tardigrade leg development and establishment of new protocols for studies of tardigrade development

 

Nichole Wyman

Research: The function of fushi tarazu and twist in tardigrades

 

Kennedi Light

Research: Fgf8 function in tardigrades

 

Tatiana Baia

Research: Goosecoid function in tardigrades

 

NSF REU Students

Logan Scott

Mercer University

Research: HNF-4 function in tardigrades

Summer 2021

 

Ariana Rojas

University of Connecticut

Research: Gut patterning in tardigrades

Summer 2019

 

Paula Nolte

Hope College

Research: Gut patterning in tardigrades

Summer 2018

 

Lab Alumni

Bri Arbelaez

Senior Seminar Project: The canonical wnt signaling pathway: conserved intracellular proteins and their domains in Tardigrada

2017–2019

Avery Campbell

2019

Stephanie Helmer

2017–2018

Nadia Obaed

2019

Mikel Penrod

2017–2018

 

Chloe Ramnarine

2017–2018

Chandler Robbins

2017–2019

Victor Senf

2018

Zach Snow

Senior Seminar Project: Identifying genomic signautures for loss of mid-trunk segments in tardigrades

2017–2019