Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Cheryl Ames

Research Collaborator
Department / Division
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Sciences Graduate Program, BEES Concentration, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • B.A. French Literature University of Ottawa, CANADA 
  • M.S. Marine Biology University of the Ryukyus, JAPAN
  • B.S. Biology Queen’s University, CANADA 

Deep-Sea Research Assistant (2007 – 2014)
Cnidarian Tree of Life Project, Japan 2006

Research Interests

Box Jellyfish systematics, reproduction, and molecular underpinnings of the stinging “cells” (i.e., nematocysts)