Bartol Marine Biomechanics Lab

Cephalopods Rule!

People

Lab Director

Ian Bartol, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences. I received my BS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and my MS and PhD at the College of William and Mary/Virginia Institute of Marine Science. I 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 Old Dominion University.

Current Graduate Students

Alissa Ganley, lab coordinator and doctoral candidate, Department of Biological Sciences. Alissa is studying how squid and cuttlefish maneuverability changes throughout ontogeny. Alissa’s web page link is found here.
Amanda Tumminelli, MS student, Department of Biological Sciences. Amanda is studying complex fin motions in stingrays.

Current Undergraduate Assistants

Cathryn Bowling, undergraduate research assistant. Cathryn is studying turning in squid paralarvae.
Elaine Walters, undergraduate research assistant. Elaine is assisting with data processing of squid turning data and experiments with cuttlefish and stingrays.
John Paul Cross, undergraduate research assistant. John Paul is assisting with data processing of squid turning data and experiments with cuttlefish and stingrays.

Former Undergraduate Students

  • Eric Amrhein
  • Tiffany Burkard
  • Jeremiah Clester
  • Rachael Crews*
  • Travis DeGraphenried
  • Jason Dunphy
  • Daryll Fox
  • Kelly Jacobson
  • Brenna Perez
  • Emilie Stump
  • Brett Sweezey
  • Cydney Tutchton*

*College of Sciences’ Outstanding Scholar

Former Graduate Students

William J. Stewart (MS 2007)

Angela M. Woolard (MS 2008)

Lory Scott (MS 2009)

Margaret Lynott (MS 2012)

Ashley Lavender (MS 2014)

Rachel Jastrebsky (PhD 2015)

Carly York (PhD 2016)

Kristy Volker (MS 2020)

Kelly Zalaskus (MS 2020)

Visiting Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Angie Rivera

Dr. Carly York

Dr. Diana Li

Lab Mascots

Fenway
Eve
Bernoulli aka Schmoopy