Ian Bartol is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at ODU. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his M.S. and Ph.D. at the College of William and Mary/Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) before joining the faculty at ODU.
Current Graduate Students:
Ashley Lavender is a doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences at ODU. Ashley is studying the hearing capabilities of marine turtles throughout ontogeny using behavioral and electrophysiological techniques. Her work is primarily conducted at the NOAA Sea Turtle Facility in Galveston, TX, where she is focusing on loggerheads (Caretta caretta). Ashley's work promises to make significant contributions to the fields of marine bioacoustics and sea turtle conservation.
Rachel Wigton is a doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences at ODU. Rachel is studying the locomotive physiology and sensory biomechanics of turning in cuttlefishes and squids. Rachel is using a combination of approaches including high-speed videography and volumetric particle image velocimetry.
Margaret Lynott is a M.S. student in the Department of Biological Sciences. Maggie is working on a collaborative project involving ODU and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center on the life history of bottlenose dolphins living off Virginia's coast.
Carly Sinderbrand is a doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences at ODU. Carly is studying the hydrodynamics and sensory biomechanics of escape responses in squids throughout ontogeny using high-speed video and volumetric particle image velocimetry.
Kristy Phillips is a MS student who will be joining the Bartol lab in Fall 2012. Kristy will be working on a joint ODU/Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center project examining feeding patterns in bottlenose dolphins.
Former Graduate Students:
William J. Stewart (M.S. 2007), Angela M. Woolard (M.S. 2008), Lory Scott (M.S. 2009)