John Eme, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, PI
John began as an Assistant Professor at CSUSM in 2017. His research focuses on fish and reptile comparative physiology. John has published papers on >15 different species, including alligators, snapping turtles, freshwater fish, and marine fish.
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
M.S., University of West Florida, 2005
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine 2010
Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of North Texas, 2010-2013
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, McMaster University, 2013-2015
Visiting Assistant Professor, California State University San Marcos, 2015-2016
Lecturer Adjunct Faculty, California State University San Marcos, 2016-2017
Current Lab Members
Cassidy Cooper, B.S. (Master's candidate). Cassidy finished her undergraduate degree at CSUSM in Spring 2018, and she is continuing her studies in the lab. Her personal interests include reading and horseback riding in her spare time. With an academic interest in a wide variety of topics from literature to physiology, she enjoys being a part of the continuous learning and communication processes of the scientific community. She hopes to apply her interests by perusing a future involved with research and practical lab work.
Aida Rodriguez, B.S. (Master’s candidate). Aida is in her second year in CSUSM's M.S. program, and began her research in spring 2019. Aida is originally from North Hollywood, CA. She attained her B.S. in Biological Sciences at California State University San Marcos, Fall 2017. Currently she is working as a Research Associate II for the Wildfire Research Program and Environmental Leadership Institute through CSUSM’s Extended Learning as well as a Resident Services Coordinator for a low-income housing complex in San Marcos, CA. Her research interests are WUI Firefighter Physiology and WUI Firefighter Health and Safety. She hopes her future research plays a crucial role in designing protocols that mitigate current long-term health concerns in Firefighters.
Madison Conte (Senior). Madison is an undergraduate student in her senior year at CSUSM and will graduate in spring of 2020. She will earn a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She hopes to continue her studies to earn her Master’s in Biology and eventually a PhD. She enjoys reading and playing volleyball on the CSUSM Women’s Volleyball Club. She is currently working as the Sport Clubs Student Assistant for Campus Recreation at CSUSM. She is excited to acquire some hands on experience in the lab.
Ivan Gonzalez (Junior). Ivan is an undergraduate student in his junior year at CSUSM. And will graduate in Spring 2021. Ivan is originally from Calexico, CA. He will earn a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science with a concentration in Physiology. Ivan’s hobbies consist of reading poetry, drinking coffee and hanging out with friends. His career interests consist of becoming a PA (Physician Assistant) or going to graduate school and getting a phD in Human Biology. He is currently working as a Student Assistant in the Media Library at CSUSM. Ivan hopes to use the techniques he learns in this research laboratory at graduate school.
Alyssa Spiers (Junior). Alyssa is a third-year student at California State University San Marcos working towards a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences. Alyssa grew up in El Dorado Hills, California and enjoys painting and baking in her spare time. She desires to work in the health care field and aims to obtain a M.D. degree. Alyssa looks forward to gaining knowledge studying the amazing animals in the research laboratory.