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Ames Cheryl Lynn

エイムズ シェリル リン | Ames Cheryl Lynn
Affiliation and department:
Job title: Associate Professor
Homepage URL  (1): https://cherylames.com
Research field  (9): Environmental dynamics ,  Evolutionary biology ,  Applied molecular and cellular biology ,  Genomics ,  High-performance computing ,  Ecology and environmental science ,  Biodiversity and systematics ,  Environmental impact assessment ,  Marine/Aquatic life sciences
Research keywords  (1): Jellyfish (Medusozoa) systematics • Box jellyfish (Cubozoa) venom, vision and reproduction • evolutionary novelties • Environmental DNA (eDNA) • Genomics • Invertebrate biodiversity • Phylogenetics • Octopuses • Fisheries
Research theme for competitive and other funds  (4):
  • 2021 - 2022 National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Program
  • 2021 - Aquatic Symbiosis Genomics: Pelagic symbiosis
  • 2019 - 2020 Practical Training for students to conduct jellyfish surveys
  • 2019 - Jellyfish (Medusozoa) eDNA
Papers (34):
  • Jimena Garcia Rodriguez, Cheryl Lewis Ames, Adrian Jaimes-Becerra, Gisele Rodrigues Tiseo, Andre Carrara Morandini, Amanda Ferreira Cunha, Antonio Carlos Marques. Histological Investigation of the Female Gonads of Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (Cubozoa: Cnidaria) Suggests Iteroparous Reproduction. Diversity. 2023. 15. 7. 816
  • Colin Jeffrey Anthony, Kei Chloe Tan, Kylie Anne Pitt, Bastian Bentlage, Cheryl Lewis Ames. Leveraging Public Data to Predict Global Niches and Distributions of Rhizostome Jellyfishes. Animals. 2023. 13. 10. 1591-1591
  • Amanda S. Adriansyah, Agatha Puspita Astri, Yayoi Hirano, Allen Collins, Marie-Lyne Deshaies, Delta Putra, Shu Sekiguchi, Shuhei Ikeda, Kazuya Okuizumi, Mitsuko Chikuchishin, et al. Analyses of Stalked Jellyfish in Kitsunezaki, Japan: Calvadosia nagatensis, and Two Lineages of Haliclystus inabai with Early Life Stages Observed in an Aquarium in Canada. Hydrobiology. 2022. 1. 252-277
  • Miles Peterson, Kei Chloe Tan, Allen Collins, Satoshi Kitano, Yasushi Kusuoka, Takahito G Suzuki, Masao Migita, Shiga University, Shiga, Jap, Iffah Iesa, et al. A description of a novel swimming behavior in a dioecious population of Craspedacusta sowerbii, the rediscovery of the elusive Astrohydra japonica and the first genetic analysis of freshwater jellyfish in Japan. Plankton and Benthos Research. 2022. 17. 2. 231-248
  • Gleadall IG, Sauer WHH, Moustahfid H, Ames CL, Willette DA. Sustainable seafood using octopus as a model: the NSF-funded project E582. Ocean Monthly [Gekkan Kaiyo] 2022 441~631 http://www.kaiyo-chikyu.com. 2022. 2月号. 54(2). 64-73
Lectures and oral presentations  (45):
  • Solar-powered jellyfish and the evolution of their photoendosymbionts and cassiosomes
    (OIST-TU Workshop on Biodiversity: From Genes and Species to Ecosystem Services and Resilience http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/events/online_event/online_workshop_on_biodiversity.html 2022)
  • The Journey to Your Dream: It’s Up to You!
    (Fukushima High School 3rd Year Super Science Symposium on "expressiveness" (JST) 2022)
  • Cassiopea xamachana: The making of a star !
    (5th International Cassiopea Workshop (2022) 2022)
  • Marine Collections : A Loans and Permits Data Standard for Scientific Collections
    (Joint virtual MOBILISE WG3 and SYNTHESYS+ NA3 workshop 2021)
  • Solar-powered jellyfish and their photo-endosymbionts
    (The 85th Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of Japan, Symposium: Cross-disciplinary communication in photo-symbiosis between plants and animals 2021)
Works (5):
  • IRIDIAN Genomes NPO Board Member
    http, www.iridiangenomes.com 2016 - 現在
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue “Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics of Medusozoa (aka Jellyfish)"
    MDPI Journal Animals www.mdpi.com, journal/animals/special_issues/ecology_evolution_systematics_jellyfish 2020 - 2023
  • Guest on the NBS Nagano program on freshwater jellyfish. Program URL: https://www.nbs-tv.co.jp/focus-shinshu/
    Cheryl Ames;Miles Peterson, Kitano 2021 -
  • Instructor for UNESCO funded Workshop on South East Asian Cnidaria systematics
    Cheryl L Ames 2019 - 2019
  • Guest on the NHK eTV program "Naoki Matayoshi's Eureka" Episode "Why do jellyfish sting people?" Program URL: https://www4.nhk.or.jp/heureka/x/2019-09-04/31/17547/1426053/
    Telecom Staff Ltd 2019 - 2019
Education (4):
  • 2011 - 2016 University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA Biological Sciences Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics
  • University of the Ryukyus Marine Biology and Coral Reef Studies Marine Sciences
  • Queen's University Faculty of Arts & Science Biology
  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Arts French Literature
Professional career (1):
  • PhD (Biological Sciences) (University of Maryland)
Work history (9):
  • 2023/04 - 現在 Tohoku University Graduate School of Agricultural Science Professor
  • 2016/09 - 現在 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Research Associate
  • 2019/06 - 2023/03 Tohoku University Graduate School of Agricultural Science Faculty of Agriculture Applied Marine Biology
  • 2019/12 - 2023/02 Kumamoto University Graduate School of Science and Technology Scientific Communication & Presentation II and Research Ethics
  • 2017/09 - 2019/05 United States Naval Research Laboratory Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering National Academy of Sciences NRC Postdoctoral Fellow
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Committee career (1):
  • 2019/11 - 現在 Applied Marine Biology (AMB) Graduate School of Agricultural Science Tohoku University Website Renewal Committee https://www.agri.tohoku.ac.jp/amb/
Awards (12):
  • 2023/09 - JSPS WPI (World Premier Institute) Tohoku University-JAMSTEC WPI-AIMEC (Advanced Institute for Marine Ecosystem Change
  • 2023/06 - Tohoku University Sustainability Open Knowledge-Action by Connecting Stakeholders (SOKAP-Connect) Program SEAQUEST: The quest for sustainability through stakeholder-driven collaborative research in coastal communities
  • 2023/01 - National Science Foundation National Science Foundation IOS Division Of Integrative Organismal Systems MUCUS: Measuring and Understanding the Cassiopea Use of Space https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2227070
  • 2022/04 - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Seventeenth Annual NRC/ASEE Postdoctoral Research Publications Awards Fieldable Environmental DNA Sequencing to Assess Jellyfish Biodiversity in Nearshore Waters of the Florida Keys, United States
  • 2021/11 - National Research Council (NRC) National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine (ASEE) NRC/ASEE Postdoctoral Research Publication Award Cassiosomes are stinging-cell structures in the mucus of the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana
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Association Membership(s) (3):
eDNA Society ,  Nippon Cnidaria and Ctenophore Biologists (NCB) ,  Senate of Scientists, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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