Faculty Bio

Jennifer Costello, Ph.D.

Jennifer Costello, Ph.D

Title(s): Adjunct Professor
Department: Biology

 

Jennifer Costello
Contact Information
Phone: 845-687-5231 
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, HAR 225
Email: costellj@sunyulster.edu

Degree Information

Ph.D. Biology- Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Subprogram, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, 2013
M.Phil Biology- Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Subprogram, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, 2010         
M.S. Biology, The College of Staten Island, NY, 2007
B.S. Biology, The College of Staten Island, NY, 2005 


Courses Taught

Microbiology lecture and lab
General Biology lecture and lab
Environmental Themes
Human Biology
Chemistry and Physics lab
Cell Biology lab


Primary Area of Expertise

I completed my doctoral studies in Biology with an Evolution, Ecology and Behavior concentration at the CUNY Graduate Center. In my research I examined differences in morphology as well as prey capture and mating call behavior in green frogs, Lithobates clamitans, from urban and rural sites.

Additionally, as a Master’s student, I utilized scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy to describe a female urogenital tract bacterium, Mobiluncus mulieris.


Publications and Presentations 

Costello J, Veit R (2012) Frogs as Biological Indicators: Does Habitat Degradation Impact Prey Capture
Efficiency, World Congress of Herpetology 7, 149-150

Costello J, Veit R (2011) Frogs as Biological Indicators: Does Habitat Degradation Impact Prey Capture Efficiency, Research that Matters: An Exposition of Graduate Research in SUNY and CUNY, 10

Costello J, Blaize J, L’Amoreaux WJ, McCoy EC (2007) Ultrastructure of the Pathogenic Bacteria, Mobiluncus mulieris. Microscopy & Microanalysis 13, 336 – 337.

Costello J, Blaize J, L’Amoreaux WJ, McCoy EC (2006) Ultrastructure of the Pathogenic Bacteria, Mobiluncus mulieris. Microscopy & Microanalysis 12, 324 – 325.


Grants Received

Awarded a Competitive Research Grant from the New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute and USGS for use in water research, 2011  


Volunteer Work or Group Affiliations

SUNY Ulster Environmental Club Advisor


 

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