CURRICULUM VITAE

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Last updated: April 2018


EDUCATION

Fall 2015 - Present

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

Executing in-vivo pharmacokinetics, toxicology, physiology, and behavior based studies.
Model Organisms: mouse, rat, rabbit, canine, porcine, and non-human primate

June 2013 - August 2014

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

Assisted lab members with research projects: data collection and filming related to terrestrial and aquatic biomechanics.
Model organism: lizards and centrarchid fishes

January 2012 - June 2013

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

Assisted graduate student with research projects related to evolutionary and genetic change in body mass due to temperature variation.
Model organism: Drosophila melanogaster


PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. McGowan C.P. and Collins C.E. 2018. Why do mammals hop? Understanding the ecology, biomechanics and evolution of bipedal hopping. Journal of Experimental Biology 211.
  2. 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.
  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. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55, Cover image
  5. 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

Presentations AND SEMINARS:

  1. Cheu, AY. 2018. Complex form-function relationships in basilisk lizard locomotion. Biology Departmental Seminar. Clark University, MA, USA. Oral.
  2. Cheu, AY. and Bergmann, P.J. 2018. Basilisk Olympics: Multiple modes of locomotion influences the degree of functional constraint in a trait. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference (SICB), San Francisco, CA, USA, Oral.
  3. Cheu, AY. 2017. Functional implications of ontogenetic scaling. Northeast Regional Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), Lowell, MA, USA. Oral.
  4. Cheu, AY. 2017. Electromyography: Quantifying muscle activity patterns. Bumpus Symposium. Clark University, MA, USA. Oral.
  5. Cheu, AY. and Bergmann, PJ. 2017. Increasing complexity when considering multiple modes of locomotion. Multidisciplinary Conference, Clark University, MA, USA. Poster.
  6. Cheu, AY. and Bergmann, PJ. 2017. Increasing complexity when considering multiple modes of locomotion. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference (SICB), New Orleans, LA, USA. Poster.
  7. Holden, RH, Cheu, AY., and Bergmann, PJ. 2017. Performance variation in basilisk lizards during different aquatic modes of locomotion. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), New Orleans, LA, USA. Poster.
  8. Cheu, AY. 2016. Complex Form-Function Relationships in Whole Organism Performance. Bumpus Symposium. Clark University, MA, USA. Oral.

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)

GUEST LECTURES, Clark University
BIO 111 – Comparative Vertebrate and Human Anatomy, Spring 2018
“The Musculoskeletal System”

SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP, Clark University
Primary coordinator and instructor, Summer 2018
Three day NSF-funded workshop in scientific illustration for non-art trained scientists. Focuses on technical drawing, traditional media, and digital media.


AWARDS

TRAVEL
2018: Clark University Biology Travel Award - $500
2017: Clark University Biology Travel Award - $500


ACADEMIC Services and OUTREACH

GRADUATE MENTORSHIP, Clark University
Rob Holden (Winter 2016 - May 2017) - 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)

CLARK UNIVERSITY SERVICES
Graduate Student Association (Fall 2015 - Present)
GSA Biology Department Representative (Fall 2017 - Present)
GSA Travel Award Judge (Fall 2017)

OTHER OUTREACH
Sherman Fairchild Summer Research Program. Clark University, MA
Imaging Across the Scales, Workshop: Summer 2017

Digestive System Anatomy Demo for University Park Campus School, MA
Anatomy demonstration for 9th graders: Spring 2017


ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS

SOCIETY OF INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY 2017 - Present


TECHNICAL SKILLS

* indicates high proficiency

SOFTWARE

  • Adobe Creative Programs* (Photoshop CC, Illustrator CS6, Lightroom CS6, InDesign CS6)
  • Additional Art Software* (Paint Tool SAI, GIMP)
  • Matlab, R Statistical Software*
  • Microsoft Office* (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)

EQUIPMENT / TECHNIQUES 

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

REFERENCES

Dr. PHILIP BERGMANN
Clark University
Department of Biology
Worcester, MA 01610
pbergmann@clarku.edu

Dr. SUSAN FOSTER
Clark University
Department of Biology
Worcester, MA 01610
sfoster@clarku.edu

Dr. TIM HIGHAM
University of California, Riverside
Evolution, Evology, and Organismal Biology
Riverside, CA 92521
thigham@ucr.edu