Research Teams


2004-05 Expedition


Richard E. Lee, Jr., Ph.D.

is a Distinguished Professor of Zoology at Miami University in Ohio. His research program focuses on ecological and physiological adaptations of insects, frogs and turtles to low temperature and winter. He is also involved in several programs that provide professional development for K-12 teachers.

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David Denlinger, Ph.D.

is Chair of the Department of Entomology at Ohio State University. His research program focuses on molecular and physiological regulation of insect dormancy (diapause) and cold hardiness.

Drs. Lee and Denlinger are the two PIs (Principal Investigators) for this research project, which means they designed this project and wrote the grant proposal that was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Joe Rinehart, Ph.D.

is a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Denlinger at Ohio State University. He has a Ph.D. in entomology, and has studied the molecular basis of overwintering and cold survival in a number of insect species, including flesh flies and mosquitoes.

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Scott Hayward, Ph.D.

is a postdoctoral researcher currently working at Liverpool University in the United Kingdom. He worked in Dave Denlinger’s lab for two years (2002-2004) on a Fulbright-Royal Society Scholarship during which he helped prepare this Antarctic research grant. During his doctoral research he also investigated polar terrestrial invertebrates, working with British Antarctic Survey. Scott studied springtails and mites at Rothera and Signy research stations in the Antarctic and Ny-Alesund in the Arctic.

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Luke Sandro, M.A.T.

teaches high school biology at Springboro High School in Ohio. He has collaborated with Dr. Lee several times in the past, including helping to write the educational outreach portion of the grant proposal for this trip.

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