Megan Schwartz, Ph.D.

Degrees
Ph.D.
Biology
George Washington University
2009
M.S.
Biology
Wake Forest University
1998
B.A.
Biology
Bryn Mawr College
1996
Current Research

Current research projects include:

  • Ribbon worm phylogenetics from mitochondrial genomes and nuclear markers
  • Nemertean phylogenomics 
  • Antarctic Biodiversity of benthic and planktonic nemertean worms
Teaching

I teach a range of major and non-major lecture and lab intensive courses including:

  • Introductory Biology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ecology and Its Applications
  • Biogeography
  • Women in Science
Affiliations
  • American Microscopical Society
  • American Biology Teacher
  • Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology
Honors and Awards
  • 2012 Centre for Ecology and Evolution, UK. Untangling Nemertean Phylogeny using Mitochondrial Genomes. 
  • 2009 Buschbaum Photomicroscopy Contest award, American Microscopical Society, first place for black and white confocal image, and honorable mention for color imaging. 
  • 2008 Smithsonian Scholarly Studies Grant with Jon Norenburg. Evolution and Diversification of the Nemertea. 
  • 2001 Link Family Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Research Institute, Florida.
  • 2001 Friday Harbor Laboratories summer tuition and expenses award. 
  • 1998 Graduate Student of the Year award, Elton C. Cocke Fellowship, Wake Forest University. 
  • 1997 Sigma Xi, Grant-in-Aid of Research. 
  • 1995 Alumnae Regional Scholarship, Bryn Mawr College.