You can download my full CV here (pdf).

Education

Harvard University, 2009-present
PhD Candidate, Hanken Lab

Reed College, 2002-2007
BA in Biology

Publications

  • McCarroll MN, Lewis ZR, Culbertson MD, Martin BL, Kimelman D, Nechiporuk AV. 2012. Graded levels of Pax2a and Pax8 regulate cell differentiation during sensory placode formation. Development 139: 2740-2750. [link] [supplement] [pdf]

  • Culbertson MA, Lewis ZR, Nechiporuk AV. 2011. Chondrogenic and Gliogenic Subpopulations of Neural Crest Play Distinct Roles During the Assembly of Epibranchial Ganglia. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24443. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024443 [pdf]

  • Lewis ZR, McClellan MC, Postlethwait JH, Cresko WA, Kaplan RH. 2008. Female-Specific Increase in Primordial Germ Cells Marks Sex Differentiation in Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Journal of Morphology 269(8): 909-921. [Cover Article] [pdf]

  • Lewis ZR. 2006. Proliferation of Primordial Germ Cells and Sex Differentiation in Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Baccalaureate thesis. 113 pages, defended before a panel of faculty.

  • Grants and Awards

  • Robert G. Goelet research award (Museum of Comparative Zoology); 2013

  • Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research; 2013

  • Kenneth Miyata Award (Museum of Comparative Zoology); 2012

  • Graduate Student Council Conference Grant (Harvard); 2012, 2013

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; 2011

  • William F. Milton Fund Award (to Jim Hanken and ZRL); 2011

  • Charlotte Mangum Student Support Program Award (SICB); 2011, 2012, 2013

  • RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) Travel Fellowship; 2010

  • Phi Beta Kappa; 2007

  • Class of '21 Award (Reed College); 2007

  • Betty C. Liu Memorial Biology Research Fellowship (Reed College); 2007

  • NAS Reed College Summer Research Fellowship; 2006

  • Posters and Oral Presentations

  • Lewis ZR, Kerney RK, Dorantes J, Hanken J. “Extrapulmonary Expression of Surfactant Proteins in Lungless Salamanders.” Poster, Keystone Lung Development, Cancer and Disease Symposium, Taos, NM. Feb. 2013.

  • Lewis ZR, Kerney RK, Dorantes J, Hanken J. “Genetic and Morphological Vestiges of Lost Lungs in Plethodontid Salamanders.” Oral presentation, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting, Charleston, SC. Jan. 2012.

  • Lewis ZR, Kerney RK, Dorantes JA, Hanken J. “Pulmonary surfactant proteins are expressed in lungless salamanders.” Oral presentation, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting, Charleston, SC. January 2012.

  • Lewis ZR, Kerney RK, Hanken J. “Lung Development in Lungless Salamanders!” Poster, Society for Developmental Biology annual meeting, Chicago, IL. July 2011. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.05.560

  • Lewis ZR, Kerney RK, Hanken J. “Lung Development in Lungless Salamanders!” Poster, Keystone Lung Development and Repair Symposium, Santa Fe, NM. February 2011.

  • Kerney RK, Lewis ZR, Hanken J. “Lung Development in Lungless Salamanders!” Poster, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. January 2011.

  • Lewis ZR. “Lung Development in Lungless Salamanders.” Oral presentation, SICB Regional Meeting, Division of Vertebrate Morphology, Harvard University, October 2010.

  • Lewis ZR, Nechiporuk AV. “Origins of the Epibranchial Placodes and Ganglia in Zebrafish.” Poster, RIKEN CDB Symposium 2010 “Frontiers in Organogenesis,” Kobe, Japan. March 2010.

  • Lewis ZR, Nechiporuk AV. “Cell Lineage of the Epibranchial Placodes and Ganglia in Zebrafish.” Poster, Northwest Developmental Biology Conference, Friday Harbor, WA. March 2009.

  • Lewis ZR, McClellan MC, Postlethwait JH, Cresko WA, Kaplan RH. “Sex Differentiation in Threespine Stickleback.” Poster, Northwest Developmental Biology Conference, Friday Harbor, WA. March 2008.

  • Lewis ZR, McClellan MC. “Design of an in situ Hybridization Probe for Primordial Germ Cells in Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)” Reed College Poster Presentation. September 2006.

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