Association for Biology Laboratory Education

ABLE Grant Recipients

Roberta Williams Laboratory Teaching Initiative Grant Recipients


  • Quyen Aoh, Gannon University. A Yeast Reporter Assay to Analyze the Effect of Dietary Supplements on Gene Expression, $1456
  • Jason O’Donnell, University of Georgia. Embracing Iteration: An authentic site-directed mutagenesis story, $1928
  • Kurt Regner, UNLV. Development of a CRISPR cas9 gene editing lab, $929


  • Jenean O’Brien, University of Wisconsin Superior. Training data-wise science consumers through formatting lab reports into data figures, $1796
  • Fardad Firoorznia, CCNY. The effect of food source on esterase activity in bean beetles: an enzyme assay with evolutionary implications, $1065
  • Veronica Segarra, High Point University. Biology in the limelight: learning about biology by reliving breakthroughs in the non-majors laboratory, $1770


  • Brian Forster, St. Joseph’s College, PA. Development of a Collaborative-Based Laboratory Exercise Investigating Bacterial Load in Water Samples, $1755
  • Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver, North Carolina State University. Molecular Monitoring in Aiptasia, RAPDs and SDS-PAGE Exercise for Four Different Undergraduate Laboratories, $1465


  • Brian Sato, University California Irvine. The “attack” of C. elegans by a nematophagous fungus


  • Evan Lampert, Gainesville State College. Analysis of Insect Microbial Communities, $2000
  • Peter Park, Nyack College. Inquiry-Based Learning Through Aquaponics: Teaching Ecology by Farming Fish and Fresh Produce, $1945
  • Catherine S. Key, North Carolina Central University. Gene Expression Patterns in Drosophila Embryos, $1055


  • Emily Watkinson and Dianne Jennings, Virginia Commonwealh University. Introduction to Biological Inquiry Course Proposal


  • Pliny Smith, Lake Forest University. Testing hypotheses of aging in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Oney P. Smith & Kathy F. Falkenstein, Hood College. Linking genotype to phenotype in Drosophila melanogaster: PCR genotyping the White-one eye mutation
  • Joanna Klein, Northwestern College. Investigation of Escherichia coli diversity from freshwater sources using Rep-PCR DNA fingerprinting


  • Norman Strobel & Larry Porter, Blue Grass Community and Technical College. Exploring interactions of fluorescent pseudomonad bacteria with select plants and fungi
  • Saphida Migabo, University of Northern British Columbia. Predator chemical cues and vertical migration in Daphnia magna
  • Susan Karcher, Purdue University. Serratia transposon mutagenesis


  • Ann Yezerski, King’s College. Molecular genetic linkage mapping in Tribolium beetles


  • Mariëlle Hoefnagels, University of Oklahoma. Student-developed experiments on mealworm DNA extraction and electrophoretic separation in a non-majors biology lab


  • Leonard Pysch, Roanoke College. The power of genetics. Using classical and molecular genetics to study ‘real’ developmental phenomena


  • Kathy Nolan & Claire Leonard, St. Francis College. Introducing students to conservation genetics using sturgeon caviar

Charlie Drewes Waiver of Registration Grant Recipients


  • Robert Smith, Cynthia Seymour, Meghan Fitzgerald, Karolyn Keir, Sadie Stimmell, Patricia Schenck-Kappeser, Antonia Florio, Sarah Carmona, Denise Williams, Kimberly Kellett, Lara Appleby, Angela Gee, Lisa Farmer, Darcy Gordon, John Stewart, Felicia Osburn, Krista Larsen and Angela Ghrist


  • Jody Rintoul, University of Alberta, Augustana
  • Paulette Harrison, University of Calgary


  • Karin Kram, California State University – Dominquez Hills
  • Suzanne Thuecks, Washington College
  • Alma Rodriquez Estrada, Aurora University
  • James Buescher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Cindy Achat-Mendes, Georgia Gwinnett College


  • Cassandra Korte, Lynn University
  • Justin Shaffer, University of California – Irvine
  • Barbara Blackie, Peninsula College
  • Sarah Cerra, New Mexico State University – Alamogordo


  • Virginia Carroll, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Chessa Goss, University of Washington
  • Laurel Rodgers, Shenandoah University
  • Michele Barmoy, Allegany College of Maryland


  • Catie Hanna, Robert Morris University
  • Melissa Hillwig, Robert Morris University
  • Gary Patterson, Vincennes University
  • Nathan Rycroft, Boston University
  • Julia Schmitz, Piedmont College


  • Gemma Barnacle, Springfield College
  • Angela Seliga, Boston University


  • Allison D’Costa, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Saewan Koh, University of Alberta
  • Dawn MacRitchie, University of Alberta
  • Larry Porter, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  • Sarah Salm, Burough of Manhattan Community College
  • Troy Skwor, Gannon University


  • Bob Hodson, University of Delaware


  • Lee Ann Anderson, Harford Community College
  • Cara Gormally, University of Georgia
  • Kristen Miller, University of Georgia
  • Vidya Rajan, Blinn College
  • Melanie Rathburn, Boston University
  • Amber Reece, Saint Louis University


  • Annette Golonka-Praay, University of South Carolina, Lancaster
  • Cara Gormally, University of Georgia
  • Sarah Ho, Daytona Beach Community College
  • Robert McMaster, Holyoke Community College
  • Eleanor Pardini, Washington University
  • Michele Schutzenhofer, Washington University


  • Anna Wilson and Sue Karcher, Purdue University


  • Emily Boone, University of Richmond
  • Amy Braccia, Virginia Tech
  • Juville Dario-Becker, Central Virginia Community College
  • Lisa Lyford, North Carolina State University
  • Sarah Salm, Burough of Manhattan Community College
  • Pliny Smith, University of Utah
  • Jeremy Wojdak, Radford University