CURRICULUM VITAE

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EDUCATION

Fall 2015 - Current

CLARK UNIVERSITY
Doctor of Philosophy, Biology
Advisor: Dr. Philip Bergmann

Fall 2011 - Spring 2014

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
Bachelors of Science, Biology


Research Positions

January 2015 - June 2015

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
BioTox Sciences: San Diego, CA

June 2013 - August 2014

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER
University of California, Riverside
Advisor: Dr. Tim Higham

Janurary 2012 - June 2013

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
University of California, Riverside
Advisor: Dr. Leonard Nunney


Illustration Publications

  1. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55, Cover image
  2. Higham, T.E., W.J. Stewart, and P.C. Wainwright. 2015. Turbulence, temperature, and turbidity: The ecomechanics of predator-prey interactions in fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55, 6-20
  3. Higham, T.E., A. Birn-Jeffery, C.E. Collins, C.D. Hulsey, and A.P. Russell. 2015. Adaptive simplification and the evolution of gecko locomotion: Morphological and biomechanical consequences of losing adhesion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112
  4. Higham, T.E., R.W. Clark, C.E. Collins, M.D. Whitford, and G.A. Freymiller. 2017. Rattlesnakes are extremely fast and variable when striking at kangaroo rats in nature: Three-dimensional high-speed kinematics at night. Scientific Reports. 7, 40412.

TALKS AND SEMINARS

  1. Amy Cheu 2016. Complex Form-Function Relationships in Whole Organism Performance. Oral Presentation. Bumpus Symposium. Clark University, MA
  2. Amy Cheu 2016. Imaging Across the Scales. Oral Presentation. Sherman Fairchild Summer Research Program. Clark University, MA
  3. Amy Cheu, Philip Bergmann 2017. Increasing complexity when considering multiple modes of locomotion. Poster Presentation. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, New Orleans, LA
  4. Amy Cheu, Philip Bergmann 2017. Increasing complexity when considering multiple modes of locomotion. Poster Presentation. Multidisciplinary Conference, Clark University, MA
  5. Amy Cheu 2017. Electromyography: Quantifying muscle activity patterns. Oral Presentation. Bumpus Symposium. Clark University, MA

Teaching Positions

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT, Clark University
BIOL 101/103 - Environmental and Conservation Biology (Fall 2015, 2016)
BIOL 084 - Biodiversity (Spring 2016)
BIO 111 - Functional Anatomy (Spring 2017)


Services

GRADUATE MENTORSHIP, Clark University
Rob Holden (Winter 2016 - Present) - MS Student

UNDEGRADUATE MENTORSHIP, Clark University
Kristen Glennie (Summer 2017 - Present)
Lana Le (Spring 2017 - Present)
Mary Molloy (Fall 2016 - Winter 2017)
Muhaj Azeez (Winter 2016 - Summer 2016)
Jordan Majka (Winter 2016 - Summer 2016)

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION, Clark University
Active Member since 2015


TECHNICAL SKILLS

* indicates high proficiency

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Creative Programs* (Photoshop CC, Illustrator CS6, Lightroom CS6, InDesign CS6)
  • Autodesk (Maya 2016, Mudbox 2016)
  • Matlab, R Statistical Software*

EQUIPMENT / TECHNIQUES 

  • Highspeed video cameras* (Photo FASTCAM, Phantom, CASIO)
  • Digital SLR Cameras* (All Canon models)
  • Electromyography*, Sonomicrometry
  • In-vivo dosing* (rodent, porcine, canine, non-human primate) via: IM, IP, SQ, IV, Oral