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
Daniel Adekunle
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
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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
Cameron Byrd
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
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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
Brandon Ford
ALFA Eminent Scholar Graduate Fellow
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
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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

Eric Minton
Eric Minton
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
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EDUCATION
  • A.S. General Science 1997, Enterprise State Jr. College, Enterprise, AL
  • B.S. Field Biology and Ecology 2014, Troy University, Troy, AL
CURRENT RESEARCH TOPIC
  • A Distributional and Taxonomic Study of the Tribe Vicieae(Fabaceae) in Alabama.
MAJOR PROFESSOR
  • Dr. Michael Woods

Matthew Ray Parker
Matthew Ray Parker
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
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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

Recent Graduates