Kaylee Herzog

Doctoral aspirant
Primary office:
Haworth Hall

Advisor: Kirsten Jensen
Research Interests: The host-parasite ecology and taxonomy & systematics of elasmobranch cestodes
Hometown: Delmar, NY

Education: B.Sc. in Biology, State University of New York College at Oneonta, summa cum laude


  • K. Herzog, R. Russell, M. Bergman and F. Reyda. Forthcoming 2014. Two new species of Stillabothrium (Cestoda: Rhinebothriidea) from the Stingray genera Himantura and Pastinachus. (Mylobatiformes: Dasyatidae) in Borneo (Manuscript pages in prep for J. of Parasitology).
  • K. Herzog, R. Russell and F. Reyda. 2014. An examination of the morphological diversity within a new genus of tapeworm from stingrays (Class: Cestoda), Biological Field Station of Cooperstown, NY Annual Report #46
  • A. Yoo, K. Herzog and H. Waterfield. 2014. Aquatic invasive species present in Otsego County, NY water bodies, Biological Field Station of Cooperstown, NY Annual Report #46


  • Oral Presentation: An Examination of Host Specificity Within a New Genus of Cestodes of Elasmobranchs (Cestoda: Rhinebothriidea), K. Herzog (presenter), R. Russell and F. Reyda, American Society of Parasitologists 2014 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
  • Poster: A New Species of Tapeworm from Stingrays of the Indo-Pacific that Demonstrates Relaxed Host Specificity, K. Herzog, R. Russell and F. Reyda, Student Research and Creative Activity Day, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, 2014. (Awarded the 2014 College at Oneonta Foundation Award for Excellence in Student Research and Creative Activity)


  • 2013. “Description of a New Tapeworm Species from the Whitenose Whip Ray of Borneo”. K. Herzog, R. Russell and F. Reyda. Student Research Grant, Student Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity, SUNY Oneonta ($1,808)


  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence – one of 274 State University of New York seniors honored for demonstrating integration of academic excellence with leadership, campus involvement, athletics, career achievement, community service or performing arts (2014)
  • Best and Brightest Award – acknowledging students nominated by faculty for outstanding academic engagement, co-curricular engagement, and service to the college community (Fall 2013)
  • Jan Kee Ang Award – presented annually to one outstanding senior biology major (2014)
  • Student Outstanding Service Award – awarded to those students whose outstanding service contributes to or enhances the mission of the Biology Department and helps create a more positive environment for their fellow students (2014)


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