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Justin C. Havird

Ph.D. Student

Department of Biological Sciences

Auburn University,  Auburn, AL 36849

jhavird[at]auburn[dot]edu

Tel: (334) 844-3223

Personal/Research Web Site

  2008

Department of Zoology, University of Florida, M.S., Thesis: "Evolution of cyclooxygenase in the chordates".

  2006

Department of Zoology, University of Florida, B.S. (Summa Cum Laude), Senior Thesis: "Neuronal nitric oxide synthase in the euryhaline killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus)".

 

Ecophysiology, genetics, and community dynamics of marine and freshwater organisms. I am using the Hawaiian anchialine ecosystem as a model to investigate these interests for my dissertation.

  2013

Recipient - Second place presentation in Graduate Ecology and Evolution Section, Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase Online Conference.

  2013

Recipient - Second place oral science presentation, Auburn University Graduate Scholars Symposium.

  2013

Recipient - Graduate Studies Fellowship in Genetics/Physiology, The Crustacean Society.

  2013

Recipient - NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG; DEB #1311500).

  2013

Recipient Summer Fellowship - 2013 East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students Program [awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for travel to Japan].

  2013

Recipient - Best oral presentation, The Crustaean Society at the 2013 SICB meeting.

  2012

Recipient - First place oral science presentation, Auburn University Graduate Scholars Symposium.

  2012

Recipient - Travel Grant, The Graduate School, Auburn University.

  2012

Recipient - Travel Grant, College of Sciences and Mathematics, Auburn University.

  2011

Advanced to Ph.D. candidate.

  2011

Recipient - Graduate School Research Award, Auburn University.

  2011

Recipient - PADI Foundation Research Grant.

  2011

Organization committee co-chair - 2011 Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference.

  2011

President - Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association, Auburn University.

  2010

Recipient - Doctoral Fellowship - Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Program , Auburn University.

  2010

Recipient - Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research.

  2009

Recipient Doctoral Fellowship - Cellular and Molecular Biosciences Program, Auburn University.

  2009

Recipient Research Fellowship - L.L. Bean Acadia, Acadia National Park, Maine.

  2008

Recipient Summer Fellowship - 2008 East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) for U.S. Graduate Students Program [awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for travel to Singapore].

  2006

Recipient - Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research.

  2006

Zoology Department Travel Grant, University of Florida.

  2006

Recipient - Graduate Student Council Travel Grant, University of Florida.

  2005

Recipient - University Scholars Program, University of Florida.

  2013

"Are some mitochondrial loci better at recreating metazoan mitogenome phylogenies and how many loci are necessary?" - Benthic Ecology Meeting, Savannah, GA.

  2013

"The effects of shrimp grazing on the microbial communities of Hawaiian anchialine habitats." - Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase: A Competition for Virtual Research Presentations, online conference.

  2013

"A meta-analysis of salinity-induced changes in gene expression with new data from Halocaridina rubra (Crustacea: Atyidae)." - Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Orlando, FL.

  2013

"Using RNA-Seq and gene-specific methods to examine salinity-induced gene expression changes in an anchialine shrimp." - Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

  2012

"Using RNA-Seq to examine salinity mediated gene expression in anchialine shrimp." - Pan-Pacific Advanced Studies Institute (PacASI) on Genomic Applications to Marine Science and Resource Management in South East Asia, Dumaguete, Philippines.

  2012

"Microbiome profiling of Hawaiian anchialine habitats reveals spatial heterogeneity, invertebrate-microbe interactions, and impacts of invasive species." - Benthic Ecology Meeting, Norfolk, VA.

  2012

"Feats of physiological bewilderment from the amazing Hawaiian micro-lobster (Crsutacea: Atyidae)." - Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Clemson, SC.

  2011

"Convergence in microbial community phenotype and microbe-invertebrate interactions in the Hawaiian anchialine ecosystem." - American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  2011

"Crusty ponds and rusty shrimp: Selective grazing and benthic microbial ecology in the Hawaiian anchialine ecosystem." - Benthic Ecology Meeting, Mobile, Alabama.

  2011

"Phylogenetic signals in metazoan mitochondrial genomes: Is 13 the lucky number?" - Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Auburn, Alabama.

  2010

"Cell lineage analysis of the endoderm during lung development using the Shhgfpcre mouse." - American Thoracic Society International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  2010

"A new species of Lepidocephalichthys (Teleostei: Cobitidae) with unique sexual dimorphism and relationships in southern lineages of Cobitidae." - Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, Rhode Island.

  2010

"Bacterial genetic diversity in the Hawaiian anchialine ecosystem." - Hawaii Conservation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  2010

"Bacterial genetic diversity of a unique Hawaiian ecosystem." - Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

  2009

"Loach hunters: Describing new fishes (Cobitidae) from Asia based on morphology, field work, and molecules." - Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Gainesville, Florida.

  2008

"Systematics of the Lepidocephalichthys complex and evolution of sexual dimorphism in loaches." - Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Tallahassee, Florida.

  2007

"The evolution and possible function of cyclooxygenase in the chordates." - Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Phoenix, Arizona.

  2006

"The evolution of cyclooxygenase in ancestral chordates." - Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Orlando, Florida.

 20

Havird J.C., J.K. Parker, B. Connery B. Freshwater fishes of Acadia National Park streams. Technical Report to the National Parks Service (in review).

 19

Maden M., A. Seifert, J.C. Havird. Lineage and expression analysis of lung endoderm using the shhgfpcre mouse. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. (in review).

 18

Havird, J.C., S.R. Santos. Performance of single and concatenated sets of mitochondrial genes at inferring metazoan relationships relative to full mitogenome data. PLoS One. in press.

 17

Havird J.C., J.R. Weeks, S. Hau, S.R. Santos. 2013. Invasive fishes in the Hawaiian anchialine ecosystem: investigating potential predator avoidance by endemic organisms. Hydrobiologia 716:189-201. (Featured Cover Article) Request Reprint

 16

Havird J.C., R.P. Henry, A.E. Wilson. 2013. Altered expression of Na+/K+-ATPase and other osmoregulatory genes in the gills of euryhaline animals in response to salinity transfer: A meta-analysis of 59 quantitative PCR studies over 10 years. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. 8:131-140.Request Reprint

 15

Parker J.K., J.C. Havird, L. De La Fuente. 2012. Differentiation of Xylella fastidiosa strains via multi-locus sequence analysis of environmentally-mediated genes (MLSA-E). Appl. Environ. Microbio. 76:1385-1396.Request Reprint

 14

Havird J.C., J.K. Parker, B. Connery. 2011. Fishes of the Streams of Acadia National Park, Maine. Northeastern Naturalist. 18:217-228.Request Reprint

 13

Havird J.C., W. Tangjitjaroen, C. Vidthayanon, C. Grudpan, S. Udduang, L.M. Page. 2010. A new species of Lepidocephalichhtys with a highly distinctive lamina circularis and comments on sexual dimorphism and relationships in southern lineages of Cobitidae. Zootaxa. 2557:1-18. Request Reprint

 12

Havird J.C., M.M. Miyamoto. 2010. The importance of taxon sampling in genomic studies: An example from the cyclooxygenases of teleost fishes. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 56:451-455. Request Reprint

 11

Havird J.C., L.M. Page. 2010. A revision of Lepidocephalichthys (Teleostei: Cobitidae) with descriptions of two new species from Thailand and Myanmar. Copeia. 2010(1):137-159. Request Reprint

 10

Havird J.C., M.M. Miyamoto, K.P. Choe, D.H. Evans. 2008. Gene duplications and losses within the cyclooxygenase family of teleosts and other chordates. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 25:2349-2359. Request Reprint

 9

Claiborne J.B., K.P. Choe, A.I. Morrison-Shetlar, J.C. Weakley, J.C. Havird, A. Freiji, D.H. Evans, S.L. Edwards. 2008. Molecular detection and immunological localization of gill Na+/H+ exchanger in the dogfish (Squalus acanthias). American Journal of Physiology. 294:R1092-R1102. Request Reprint

 8

Havird J.C. 2008. Freshwater fishes of Sumatra: from rivers to research. Tropical Fish Hobbyist. April issue. (not peer reviewed). Request Reprint

 7

Havird J.C., K.P. Choe, D.H. Evans. 2007b. Expression of cyclooxygenase in the killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) and longhorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus). Bulletin Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. 46:45-46. Request Reprint

 6

Havird J.C., K.P. Choe, D.H. Evans. 2007a. Phylogenetic analysis reveals at least 3 duplications of cyclooxygenase in the chordates. Bulletin Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. 46:43-44. Request Reprint

 5

Hyndman K.A., K.P. Choe, J.C. Havird, R.E. Rose, P.M. Piermarini, D.H. Evans. 2006. Neuronal nitric oxide synthase in the gill of the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 144B:510-519. Request Reprint

 4

Havird J.C., K.P. Choe, D.H. Evans. 2006b. The evolution of Cyclooxygenase in ancestral chordates. Bulletin Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. 45:33-34. Request Reprint

 3

Choe K.P., J.C. Havird, R.E. Rose, K.H. Hyndman, P. Piermarini, D.H. Evans. 2006. COX2 in a euryhaline teleost, Fundulus heteroclitus: primary sequence, distribution, localization, and potential function in gills during salinity acclimation. Journal of Experimental Biology. 209:1696-1708. Request Reprint

 2

Havird J.C., O. Galardi-Este, R.L. Kreh, K.P. Choe, D.H. Evans. 2006a. The gill of the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, expresses two different EP1 receptors. Bulletin Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. 45:35-36. Request Reprint

 1

Choe K.P., J.C. Havird, J.B. Claiborne, D.H. Evans. 2005. Branchial expression of COX-2, nNOS and transporters following rapid transfer of Fundulus heteroclitus from fresh water to seawater. Bulletin Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. 44:57-58. Request Reprint


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