Teaching & Mentoring

Students and professor, Dr. Francisco (Paco) Moore, from the University of Akron Herpetology class during Summer 2018. Course included field trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Kelleys Island, and Mohican State Park.

Courses taught

Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, University of Akron

  • HerpetologySummer 2018
  • Digital Skills for Biologists (graduate level course), Spring 2018
  • Foundations of Physiology Lab I, Fall 2017
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I, Summer 2017
  • Principles of Biology II Lab, Spring 2017
  • General Ecology, Fall 2016
  • Biomimetic Design (combined graduate and undergraduate course), Fall 2016

Guest lectures

  • Gecko Biology and Adhesion: Beyond Saving You Money on Car Insurance, Biomimetic Design, Fall 2017
  • The Gecko Adhesive System: An Adaptation for an Arboreal Lifestyle, General Ecology, Fall 2016
  • The Gecko Adhesive System: A Sticky Solution for All Sorts of Problems, Biomimetic Design, Fall 2016

University of Akron Biology undergraduate students, Alex Tomasko, Alexis Schnarrenberger, and Austin Keith (left to right), present posters of their honors theses in the Second Annual Norbert Thompson Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Undergraduate Students

Austin Keith (1 manuscript in preparation)
Alexis Schnarrenberger (1 manuscript in preparation, 1 experiment in progress)
Alexandra Tomasko (1 manuscript in preparation)
Alexandra Pamfilie (1 experiment in progress)

High School Students

Benjamin Sprenger

Undergraduate mentee, Austin Keith, presents a poster of his honors thesis investigating the effect of running orientation on gecko locomotion at the SICB 2018 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.