Hannah Stormer

Hannah Stormer with Wabamun snails 6 June 2019

Hannah is an undergraduate who worked as a summer technician in the Proctor lab in 2019, washing birds for mites and lice and searching for symbiotic oligochaetes (Chaetogaster) on freshwater snails. She then completed a full year Biol 399 project investigating whether gut contents of feather mites differ between adults and juveniles. Hannah was awarded a USRA to examine the relationships between some protists she discovered living on the integument of snails in 2019. Despite COVID-19 restrictions on lab access, Hannah spent much of the summer of 2020 examining the morphology of these interesting ciliates using histology and both scanning and transmission electron microscopy.

Ciliates, not sausages (TEM image)