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Megan Cevasco

Assistant Professor

Megan Cevasco

 

B.S. Rutgers University
M.S. University of Bristol
Ph. D. The City University of New York

Email: mcevasco@coastal.edu
Phone: 843-234-3456
Fax: 843-349-2201
Office - KESH 109

 

Courses:  Biological Science 121 (BIOL 121), Microbiology Laboratory (BIOL 330L)

Research Interests: I am interested in the phylogenetics and evolution of foraminifera (marine protists) and their dinoflagellate endosymbionts. Additionally my research focuses on reconstructing patterns of gene rearrangement. My current projects include:

  • Generating an EST library for symbiotic foraminifera
  • Examining algorithmic tools that model mitochondrial gene rearrangements
  • Describing taxa within the foraminiferal genus Amphisorus
  • Investigating the phylogenetic relationships among dinoflagellate endosymbionts cultured from symbiotic foraminifera

Selected Publications:

Lee, J. M. Cevasco, J. Morales, M. Billick, O. Levy, and M. Fine, 2010. Symbiosis drove cellular evolution. Symbiosis. In Press.

Lee, J., M. Cevasco, J. Morales, M. Billick, O. Levy, and M. Fine, A new genus of symbiotic dinoflagellates, Symbiodinoides, from some soritid foraminifera, a new species, Symbiodinoides dubinskyi, and notes on the morphological diversity of other soritid foraminiferan symbionts. J. Euk. Microbiol. In Review.

Varon, A., L. S. Vinh, I. Bomash, W. Wheeler, I. Tempkin, M. Cevasco, K. Pickett, J. Favovitch, T. Grant, and W. L. Smith. 2009. POY 4.1 Program Documentation. http://research.amnh.org/scicomp/projects/poy.php. Varon, A., L. S. Vinh, I. Bomash, W. Wheeler, I. Tempkin, M. Cevasco, K. Pickett, J. Favovitch, T. Grant, and W. L. Smith. 2009. POY 4.1 Program Documentation. http://research.amnh.org/scicomp/projects/poy.php.

Cevasco, M. and Lee, J. J. 2007 Observations of variation within the Amphisorus genus of symbiotic foraminifera. Symbiosis. 43: 115-127

 

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