Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, 2009-current
Advisor: Dr. Kipling W. Will

University of New Mexico
Master of Science, Department of Biology, 2009
Advisor: Dr. Kelly B. Miller

University of Florida
Bachelor of Science, Department of Zoology, 2006

PUBLICATIONS

Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B. (In Prep) Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini). Submitted 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 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.

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2012 National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, "Exploring California Biodiversity" 2012-2013 academic year
2012 First Place in Poster Competition, Graduate Research Symposium, Berkeley
2011 National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, "Exploring California Biodiversity" 2011-2012 academic year
2009 First Place in M.S. Student Oral Presentation Competition, Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Stillwater, OK

RESEARCH GRANTS

2012 Steven Suoja Graduate Award for Entomology, University of California, Berkeley
2012 Entomological Society of America SysEB Student Travel Award
2011 Ernst Mayr Travel Grant in Animal Systematics, Museum of Comparative Zoology
2011 Graduate Assembly Travel Grant, University of California, Berkeley
2011 Society of Systematic Biologists Graduate Research Award
2011 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant, American Museum of Natural History
2011 Sigma Xi Grant, University of California, Berkeley Chapter
2010, 2011, 2012 Margaret C. Walker Fund for Systematic Entomology, University of California, Berkeley
2010, 2011 Graduate Division Summer Research Grant, University of California, Berkeley
2009 Entomological Student Organization Travel Award, University of California, Berkeley
2009 Grove Research Scholarship, University of New Mexico, Department of Biology
2009 Graduate and Professional Student Research Grant, University of New Mexico

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2011-2012 5th Grade Instructor, University of California, Berkeley
GK-12 Outdoor Education Program, "Exploring California Biodiversity"

2010 Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley
Ecology, Evolution, & Plant Diversity

2008 Graduate Student Instructor, University of New Mexico
Molecular & Cell Biology

2008 Graduate Student Instructor, University of New Mexico
Entomology

2007 Graduate Student Instructor, University of New Mexico
Molecular & Cell Biology

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Graduate student coordinator for the East Bay Science Café (2011-2012)
GEMS: Girls Exploring Math & Science, after school program, Instructor, Oakland, CA (2011)
Volunteer classroom presenter, Entomology, Oakland, CA (2010-2012)
Essig Museum of Entomology volunteer presenter, Cal Day (2011, 2012)
Science fair poster judge, 6th-11th grade, Roots International Academy, Oakland, CA (2011)
Tour guide to the Essig Museum of Entomology on Darwin Day (2010, 2011, 2012)

PRESENTATIONS

"The Phylogenetic Signal of Metafemoral Hairs in the Aderidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea)", Student Poster, The Willi Hennig Society Annual Meeting, Riverside, CA (June 24, 2012), Grzymala, T.L.

"Preliminary Systematics of the Ant-Like Leaf Beetles (Tenebrionoidea: Aderidae) and the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism", Student Competition Presentation, Section SysEB, Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV (Nov. 14, 2011), Grzymala, T.L.

“Mean, Mimetic, Killing Machines: The Evolution of a Unique Beetle Predator”, Berkeley Natural History Museum East Bay Science Café, Berkeley, CA (August 4, 2010). Invited Talk. Grzymala, T.L.

"Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): The Mean, Mimetic, Killing Machines", Cerambycidae Worker’s Symposium, Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN (December 15, 2009). Invited Talk. Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

"Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): The Mean, Mimetic, Killing Machines", Pacific Coast Entomological Society Meeting, University of California, Davis, CA (October 16, 2009). Invited Talk. Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

"Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini)", Thesis Defense, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (June 24, 2009). Grzymala, T.L.

"Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): The Mean, Mimetic, Killing Machines", Student Competition Oral Presentation, Department of Biology 2009 Research Day, Albuquerque, NM (April 10, 2009) Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

“Preliminary Morphological Analysis for Systematic Revision of the Longhorned Beetle Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini)”, Student Competition Presentation; Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Stillwater, OK (Feb. 24, 2009). Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

“Preliminary Morphological Analysis for Systematic Revision of the Longhorned Beetle Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini)”, Student Competition Presentation; Section SysEB Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV (Nov. 17, 2008). Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

“Preliminary Morphological Findings for Revision of the Longhorn Beetle Genus Elytroleptus Dugés (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae)”, Student Competition Poster, Department of Biology 2008 Research Day, Albuquerque, NM. Grzymala, T.L. & Miller, K.B.

Contact Information

Traci L. Grzymala
University of California, Berkeley
130 Mulfrod Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
mala@berkeley.edu