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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Post Doctoral Fellows | Ashley Sun Park Boggs, Ph.D.

Ashley Sun Park Boggs, Ph.D.

Research Interest:

Dissertation Research
Influences of estuarine environments and endocrine disrupting chemicals on the thyroid system of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).

Current Research
Development of a method to measure thyroid hormones in the blubber of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) as a proxy for blood.

Selected Publications:

Boggs, A.S.P., Lowers, R.H., Hamlin, H.J., Guillette, L.J. (2011) Seasonal variation in plasma thyroid hormone concentrations in coastal versus inland populations of juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis): Influence of plasma iodide concentrations. General and Comparative Endocrinology, accepted.

Bermudez, D., Skotko, J., Otha, Y., Boggs, A., Iguchi, T; National, Guillette, L. (2010)Sex steroid and thyroid hormone receptor expressions in the thyroid of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) during different life stages. Journal of Morphology. 272, 698-703.

Moore, B., Uribe-Aranzabal, M., Boggs, A., and Guillette, L. J. (2008). Developmental morphology of the neonatal alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) ovary Journal of Morphology 269, 302-312.

Hamlin, H. J., Moore, B. C., Edwards, T. M., Larkin, I. L. V., Boggs, A., High, W. J., Main, K. L., and Guillette, L. J. (2008). Nitrate-induced elevations in circulating sex steroid concentrations in female Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baeri) in commercial aquaculture. Aquaculture 281, 118-125.

Baer, C. F., Phillips, N., Ostrow, D., Avalos, A., Blanton, D., Boggs, A., Keller, T., Levy, L., and Mezerhane, E. (2006). Cumulative effects of spontaneous mutations for fitness in caenorhabditis: Role of genotype, environment and stress. Genetics 174, 1387-1395.

Veldhoen, N., Boggs, A., Walzak, K., and Helbing, C. C. (2006). Exposure to tetrabromobisphenol-A alters TH-associated gene expression and tadpole metamorphosis in the Pacific tree frog Pseudacris regilla. Aquatic Toxicology 78, 292-302.

Book Chapters Published:

Boggs, A. S. P., Botteri, N. L., Hamlin, H. J., and Guillette, L. J., Jr. (2009). Endocrine Disruption in Reptiles. In "Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates" (D. O. Norris and P. Gonzalez, Eds.), Vol. Reptiles.

Selected Scientific Presentations:

Apr 2011 Poster Envirotox 2011/ SETAC Australasia:
Crocodilian thyroidal regulation in coastal or contaminated environments

Nov 2010 Talk Presentation on thyroid health of the American alligator population at Kennedy Space Center and Merritt Island
Wildlife Refuge given to NASA employees and Florida
Fish and Wildlife Services: Thyroidal status of the American alligator at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge: The unique environment of the Space Coast

May 2010 Poster Gordon Conference on Environmental Endocrine
Disruption: Contaminants from aeronautics at Kennedy Space
Center: Thyroid hormone disruption in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

Oct 2009 Poster E. Hormone Conference: Comparative histology of American alligator thyroids with different levels of contaminant exposure

July 2009 Talk Presentation on thyroid health of the American alligator population at Kennedy Space Center and Merritt Island
Wildlife Refuge given to NASA employees and Florida
Fish and Wildlife Services:

Ashley Sun Park Boggs, Ph.D.

Ashley Sun Park Boggs, Ph.D.

Oceans & Human Health
Post Doctoral Scholar,
Hollings Marine Lab


Mentor:  Dr. Louis J. Guillette, Jr.

B.S. in Zoology, Florida University, 2005

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology, Concentration: Zoology, University of Florida, 2011

Dr. Boggs' Contact Information

Email: aspboggs@gmail.com
 
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