Systematics; Coleoptera; Behavior; Microscopy
I am generally interested in Coleopteran systematics, behavior, biogeography, and ecology. I am especially intersted in unique behaviors or morphological characters and their effects on the diversification of beetle groups. I also enjoy scientific illustration and the utilization of different microscopy techniques in insect systematics. My dissertation research focuses on the taxonomy and systematics of the beetle family Aderidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea). I will be combining a molecular and morphological approach to perform cladisitic analyses for the group, which will, in turn, be used to test functional hypotheses.
- Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B. (In Prep) Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini). Will submit to Zootaxa.
- Scharf, M.E., C.E. Buckspan, T.L. Grzymala, and X. Zhou. 2007. Regulation of polyphonic caste differentiation in the termite Reticulitermes flavipes by interaction of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The Journal of Experimental Biology: 210: 4390-4398.
- Zhou, X., C. Song, T.L. Grzymala, F.M. Oi, and M.E. Scharf. 2006. Juvenile hormone and colony conditions differentially influence cytochrome P450 gene expression in the termite Reticulitermes flavipes. Insect Molecular Biology: 15(6): 749-761.
Honors and Awards
- 2011 Society of Systematic Biologists Graduate Research Award
- 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant, American Museum of Natural History
- 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellowship in GK-12 Education
- 2011 Sigma Xi Grant, University of California, Berkeley Chapter
- 2011 Graduate Division Summer Research Grant, UC, Berkeley
- 2010 Margaret C. Walker Fund for Systematic Entomology, UC, Berkeley
- 2009 Grove Research Scholarship, University of New Mexico, Department of Biology
- Biology 1B - Ecology, Evolution, & Plant Diversity
- Biology 201 - Molecular & Cell Biology (University of New Mexico)
- Biology 485 - Entomology (University of New Mexico)