Celeste Banfill

Graduate Student, Department of Biology
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146 USA
crb173@miami.edu

Education
2017-present Ph.D. Biology University of Miami
2013-2017 B.S. Marine Biology Nova Southeastern University

Research & Professional Experience
Summer 2015 & 2016 Ecotoxicology Intern, Mote Marine Laboratory
2016-2017 Independent Study on sponge microbiome research, Marine Genomics & Microbiology Laboratory, Nova Southeastern University

Grants, Fellowships & Academic Awards
2018-2019 William H. Evoy Graduate Research Support Fund, Department of Biology, University of Miami
2017-2018 Holmes Fellowship, Department of Biology, University of Miami
2013-2017 Presidential Scholarship Nova Southeastern University
2013-2017 Dual Admission’s Program Scholarship Nova Southeastern University
2013-2017 Honor’s Program Scholarship Nova Southeastern University
2013-2014 New Hampshire Scholar Award

Poster Presentations
Banfill, C.R. & Lopez, J. Comparison of Porifera Bacterial Symbiont Community Profiles based on Species and Source Template, Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 2017)
Banfill, C.R. Mechanisms of Metabolic Collaboration between A. pisum & Buchnera
Endosymbiont, University of Miami Biology Graduate Student Symposium (January 2018)
Banfill, C.R., Lu, H.L., & Wilson, A.C.C. Immunolocalization of Amino Acid Transporter
ACYPI008971 in Pea Aphid Embryos, Southeastern Ecology & Evolution Conference,
University of Miami (October 2018)