Daniel F O'Grady III


1997-2001 M.S. in Zoology University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
1994-1996 Coursework in Physics and Neurobiology Harvard University Extension, Cambridge, MA
1989-1993 B.A. in Biology Colby College, Waterville, ME

Research Experience

Jan, 2002 - July, 2003 Island Institute Fellow, The Lobster Conservancy
Dr. Diane Cowan
Research assistant for collaborative research project that tracked the
movements of egg-bearing female lobsters in Muscongus Bay, Maine using mark-
recapture and sonar techniques. Also assisted in the long-term monitoring of
intertidal lobster nursery grounds along the coast of Maine.
1997-2001 Dept. of Zoology, University of New Hampshire. Dr. Win Watson Thesis: The effect of reduced salinity on the locomotory behavior and physiology of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Also assisted in field studies of trap-related behavior of lobsters.
1993-1997 Eaton-Peabody Lab, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. M. Charles Liberman Investigated the neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of the mammalian peripheral auditory system. Work included: light and electron microscopy, histological techniques, and surgical preparation of small mammals for experimentation.

Grants Awarded

June 2002 MBNA Foundation Community Grant: $30,000 for developing an education center on the site of a former commercial lobster pound. Lived on the island during the summer of 2002 and directed renovations to the building and wharf.
April 2002 MBNA Foundation Excellence in Education Grant: $5,840 for salary, equipment and supplies to run the “Lobster Larvae in the Classroom” project at the Friendship Village School.
1998-2000 UNH Center for Marine Biology Research Enhancement Grants(3): $500-1,500 for purchasing equipment used in Masters Thesis research.
Summer 1999 UNH Center for Marine Biology Levine Summer Fellowship: $4,500 to support summer research.
Summer 1998 UNH Graduate School Teaching Assistant Summer Fellowship: $3,000 to support summer research.

Scientific Publications:

  1. Liberman, M.C., O’Grady, D.F., Dodds, L.W., Mcgee, J., Walsh, E.J. (2000) Afferent innervation of outer and inner hair cells is normal in neonatally de-efferented cats. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. Vol 423(1) pp 132-139.
  2. Dufort, C.G, Jury, S.H., Newcomb, J.M., O'Grady, D.F., and Watson, W.H. III. (2001) Detection of salinity by the lobster, Homarus americanus. The Biological Bulletin. Vol 201 pp 424-434.
  3. O’Grady, D.F., Jury, S.H., and Watson, W.H. (2001) The use of a treadmill to study the relationship between walking, ventilation and heart rate in the lobster, Homarus americanus. Marine and Freshwater Research. Vol 52(8) pp 1387-1394.
  4. Jury, S.H., Howell, W.H., O’Grady, D.F., and Watson, W.H. (2001) Lobster Trap Video: in situ video surveillance of the behavior of Homarus americanus in and around traps. Marine and Freshwater Research. Vol 52(8) pp 1125-1132.

Teaching Experience

Aug, 2004-June, ‘06 Science Teacher, Exeter High School, Exeter, NH Courses included College Prep and Honors Biology, ‘Brain and Body’,
Environmental Science and Oceanography.
Sept, 2003-June, ‘04 Biology Teacher, Epping Middle-High School, Epping, NH  
August, 2003 Marine Educator, Ocean Classroom, Rockland, ME Led activities and lessons involving oceanography and marine biology to 20 middle
school studentsduring a nine-day schooner trip along the coast of Maine.
Jan, 2002-July, 2003 Island Institute Fellow, The Lobster Conservancy, Friendship, ME Co-developed “Lobster Larvae in the Classroom”, a hands-on education project
involving lobster biology and marine ecology for grades 5-8 and implemented
the project in two local schools. Then assisted in developing a curriculum
to accompany the project that is aligned with the “Maine Learning Results”
set of standards. Also gave presentations on lobster biology and intertidal ecology
for grades 1-12 in area schools and at local field sites.
1997-2001 University of New Hampshire Teaching Assistant, Human Anatomy and Physiology (Zool 507/508) 3 semesters, Teaching Assistant, Animal Physiology (Zool 626) 1 semester.
    Teaching Assistant, Human Anatomy and Physiology. (Zool 507/508) 3 semesters: Led five 25-30 student laboratory sections per semester.

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