Thesis Students

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences encourages students to acquire practical and technical experience by offering numerous graduate assistantships in a wide variety of concentrations. Some examples of recent and current research topics include: Ecology and Field Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Marine Biology, and Water Quality Assessment. Below are the current graduate assistants for the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

Daniel Adekunle

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
dadekunle@troy.edu
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EDUCATION

B.Sc. Zoology 2008, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
CURRENT RESEARCH TOPIC

Evaluation of soil amendments for remediating mercury in contaminated soil
MAJOR PROFESSOR

Dr. Carrie Miller

Cameron Byrd

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
tbyrd154687@troy.edu
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EDUCATION

A.S. Biology 2014, Jackson State Community College, Jackson, TN
B.S. Biology 2016, University Of Memphis, Memphis, TN
CURRENT RESEARCH TOPIC

The Vascular Flora of Geneva County, Alabama
MAJOR PROFESSOR

Dr. Alvin R. Diamond

Brandon Ford

ALFA Eminent Scholar Graduate Fellow
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
cford63785@troy.edu
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EDUCATION

B.S. Biology 2014, Troy University, Troy, AL
CURRENT RESEARCH TOPIC

Methylmercury Concentrations in Game Fish from Wadeable Streams in the Choctawhatchee and Pea River Watershed in Southeastern Alabama.
MAJOR PROFESSOR

Dr. Michael Stewart

Bibek Karna

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
bkarna@troy.edu
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EDUCATION

Bachelors in B.Tech Biotechnology, Purbanchal University, Nepal 2014
CURRENT RESEARCH TOPIC

Understanding the efficacy of diazepam on depression and anxiety, Developing a PBPK model
MAJOR PROFESSOR

Dr. Julian Pittman

Matthew Ray Parker

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
mparker121183@troy.edu
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EDUCATION

A.S. Computer Information Systems 2007, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, AL
B.S. General Biology 2016, Troy University, Troy, AL
MAJOR PROFESSOR

Dr. Alvin Diamond