Team: Current Lab Members

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  • tatum_hawkins

    Tatum Hawkins

    I am an undergraduate aquatic biology and fisheries student with a mathematics minor. In my spare time I care for several tanks with many fun little friends. I get to participate in this lab an undergraduate assistant.

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  • Josef (Josh) Hrabowski

    I joined the Lab in May 2022 as a PhD candidate. Before joining the lab, I led a project on local European Whitefish for a state research institute in norther Germany. I earned my M.Sc. in Marine Biology at the University of Rostock (Germany) and my B.Sc. in Marine Biology at Texas A&M at Galveston. […]

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  • Wesley (Wes) Franklin

    I joined the lab in May 2022 as a PhD student in the environmental sciences program. I received my M.Sc. in Ocean, Coastal & Earth Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2021 and my B.Sc. in Marine Biology at Southern Arkansas University in 2019. Before starting my PhD, I was employed […]

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  • Noah Dilley

    I’m a fish fanatic. I’ve been around water from a young age and point to that as the reason I’m so passionate about fisheries. I’m and undergraduate in biology and am studying with a concentration in aquatic biology and fisheries. Venturelli’s lab is my first experience with lab work and I’m hopping it’s the first […]

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  • Brynna Connolly

    I am an undergraduate zoology student with a minor in the French language. I participate in this lab as an undergraduate assistant. I have been lucky enough that all of my jobs have been animal-related, and I hope to continue this trend into the future!

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  • Jessica “Jit” Weir

    I am an environmental steward, fisheries professional, and music lover. My current research interests focus on utilizing big data to focus management and prevention efforts on the spread of nonindigenous aquatic species. I have been an active American Fisheries Society member since 2010.       Education: M.S., Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University (2018) B.S., […]

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  • Paul Venturelli

    I am an Associate Professor of Fisheries in the Department of Biology at Ball State University, and direct the PhD in Environmental Sciences. I joined the faculty in 2017 after 6 years at the University of Minnesota. I received my academic training at York University (BSc), the University of Alberta (MSc), and the University of […]

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