Anna Marie Louisa Klompen

Doctoral candidate
Primary office:
EEB Haworth Hall


Summary

Advisor: Paulyn Cartwright
Research Interest: Cnidarian venom and stinging cell evolution
Hometown: Worthington, Ohio

 


Education:

  • Chemistry and Biology, The College of William and Mary (undergraduate)
     

Publications:

  • Allen, J.D., A. M. L. Klompen, E. J. Alpert, and A. J. Reft, 2017. Obligate planktotrophy in the Göttes larva of Stylochus ellipticus (Platyhelminthes). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 61: 110-118.
  • Ames, C. L.*, Klompen, A. M. L.*, K. Badhiwala​, K. Muffett, A. J. Reft, M. Kumar, J. D. Jassen, J. N. Schultzhaus, L. D. Field, M. Moroski, N. Bezio, J. T. Robinson, D. H. Leary, P. Cartwright, A. G. Collins, and G. J. Vora, 2019. Cassiosomes are stinging-cell structures in the mucus of the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana. Communications Biology. In press.  DOI : 10.1038/s42003-020-0777-8   (​* Co-first authors)

Presentations oral:

  • Klompen, A. M. L., Sanders, S. M., and Cartwright, P. “Influences of functional variation on venom expression in hydractiniid hydrozoans.” June 2018, Cnidaria Satellite Meeting – Euro Evo Devo. Galway, Ireland.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., Kayal, E., and Collins, A. G. “Survey of Pore Forming-like CaTX Toxins of Various Species of Cnidaria.” August 2016, NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholars Research Symposium. Silver Springs, MD.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., Sanders, S. M., and Cartwright, P. “Hazardous Hydroids of Hydractinia: Variation in venom expression and nematocyte distribution in functionally distinct tissues of a hydractiniid hydrozoan” January 2020, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Austin, Texas. 

Presentations poster:

  • Klompen, A. M. L., Ames, C. L., Badhiwala, K., Muffet, K., Reft, A., Kumar, M., Field, L. D., Collins, A. G., Robinson, J. T., & Vora, G. J. “Description of novel nematosome-like structures in the mucus of the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea.” September 2018, Cnidofest. St. Augustine, Florida, USA. Full program, pg. 33.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., Sanders, S. M., & Cartwright, P. “Influences of functional variation on venom expression in hydractiniid hydrozoans.” August 2018, Gordon Research Conference: Venom Evolution, Function and Biomedical Applications Mt. Snow, Vermont, USA. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/26794
  • Klompen, A. M. L., Sanders, S. M., & Cartwright, P. “Differentially expressed venoms in functionally specialized polyps of the colonial hydrozoan Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus.” June 2018, Euro Evo Devo. Galway, Ireland. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/26793. Received Third in Student Poster Competition
  • Klompen, A. M. L., Reft, A., & Allen, J. “Do Götte's larvae feed? Culturing indirect developing polyclad flatworms.” January 2016, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. New Orleans, LA. Received Best Student Poster Presentation - Division of Zoology
  • Klompen, A. M. L., Kayal, E., & Collins, A. G. “Survey of CaTX-like Toxin Genes in Various Cnidarian Species.” September 2016, XII Congress of the Pan-American Section of the International Society on Toxicology. Miami Beach, FL.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., Kayal, E., & Collins, A. G. “Survey of CaTX-like Toxin Genes in Various Cnidarian Species.” August-September 2016, 11th International Marine Biotechnology Conference. Baltimore, MD.
  • Klompen, A. M. L. & Lane, A. “Evaluation of the putative nocardiopyrone biosynthetic gene cluster from a marine-derived actinomycete.” March 2016, 251st American Chemical Society National Conference and Exposition: Computers in Chemistry. San Diego, CA.


Fellowships:

  • Chancellor’s Fellow University of Kansas. 2017-2022. (https://graduate.ku.edu/2017-chancellors-fellows).
  • Visiting Research Fellowship. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 2018. 
  • Honorable Mention, National Research Graduate Fellowship. National Science Foundation. 2017.
  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2015-2016.
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholar in Coastal Biology. University of North Florida. 2015.
     

Grants:

  • Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Science. “Analysis on the role of nematosome-containing mucus of the Upside-Down Jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana.” American Museum of Natural History. $1,900. July 2018.
  • Grant-In-Aid of Research. “Effects of historical and current food availability on the development of Stylochus ellipticus in the Chesapeake Bay.” Sigma Xi. $500. Fall 2015.
  • Mary E. Ferguson Memorial Research Grant. The College of William and Mary. $355. Spring 2015.
     

Awards:

  • Ida H. Hyde Spring Scholarship for Women in Science to Study in a Non-KU Research Laboratory, University of Kansas. $2,000. Spring 2019.
  • Ida H. Hyde Fall Scholarship for Women in Science to Study in a Non-KU Research Laboratory, University of Kansas. $2,000. Fall 2018. 
  • Graduate Studies Research Support Award, University of Kansas. $2,000. Summer 2018.
  • EEB Graduate Student Organization Summer Travel Award, University of Kansas. $350. 2018.
  • John H. Nelson Scholarship, University of Kansas. $5,000. 2017.
  • Alumni Association Student Academic Prize: Organismal Biology, The College of William and Mary. $500. 2017.
  • Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Service Award. The College of William and Mary. 2017.
  • Zoo Aide Lifetime Achievement Award, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. 2013.

 


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