Trumble’s CV

 

Curriculum Vitae

Stephen J. Trumble Ph.D.

Address:     Stephen J. Trumble Ph.D., Department of Biology

Baylor University

One Bear Place #97388

Waco, TX 76798-7388

254.710.2128

stephen_trumble@baylor.edu

Education                 University of Alaska Fairbanks          Ph.D. Marine Biology

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories    M.S.  Marine Science

Texas State University (SWTSU)       B.S.   Biology

Current Appointment:

08/18/2008 –                Baylor University; Asst. Professor

Past Professional Experience

Assistant Professor: University of Michigan-Flint; Vertebrate Physiologist, Department of Biology. Teaching responsibilities include Mammalian Physiology (Bio 432/532), Physiological Ecology (Bio 483/583)

Postdoctoral Researcher: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; The molecular signals that regulate the ontogeny of aerobic capacity, lipid metabolism and elevated myoglobin concentrations in the skeletal muscles of Weddell Seals; Antarctica. 2005/2006.

National Research Council (National Academy of Science) Postdoctoral Fellow; Assessing the digestive constraints on juvenile Steller sea lions. September 2003-2005. Project PI, Dr. S. Trumble, Dr. D. Calkins and Dr. Tom Loughlin. This project assessed digestive and physiological constraints of Steller sea lions and the potential influences of varying prey quality. This project addresses the “junk-food” hypothesis from a digestive physiology approach in captive juvenile sea lions.

Doctoral Researcher: University of Alaska Fairbanks; Foraging biochemistry of freely diving Weddell seals. Antarctica, 2002-2004. Project PI, Dr. M. Castellini (907-474-6825). The primary goal of this NSF study is to quantify the dynamics of lipid uptake and utilization in a naturally foraging mammalian carnivore by examining freely diving Weddell seals in Antarctica.

Co-PI: Glacier Bay, Alaska Harbor seal captures (ADF&G). 25 April – 5 May 2006. Dr. Gail Blundell, PI (ADF&G). Capture harbor seals hauled out on ice substrate. Physiological sampling and implanted devices in harbor seals.

Research Assistant: Cook Inlet, Alaska. 25 August- 5 September 2004. Capturing and Satellite tagging of harbor seals in Kachemak Bay Alaska. National Marine Mammal Lab. Seattle WA.

Consultant: Glacier Bay, Alaska Harbor seal captures (ADF&G). April 11-26 2004. Dr. Gail Blundell, PI (ADF&G). Designed new capture methodology for harbor seals hauled out on ice substrate. Physiological sampling and implanted devices in harbor seals.

Research Assistant: NMML, Dr. Brian Fadely; chief scientist (206-526-6173). Steller sea lion cruise November 2003, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. My responsibility was to assist in the capturing-handling and physiological measurements (bleeding etc.) of juvenile Steller sea lions.

Research Assistant: Bristol Bay, Alaska. Kathy Frost and Lloyd Lowry (Co-PI’s). June 2002. Capturing and processing of harbor seals in Bristol Bay. Responsible for physiological sampling and techniques.

Research Assistant: Ph.D. Candidate, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Anchorage Alaska. June 1997-June 2000, Tugidak Island, Alaska. Supervisor: Dr. R. Small, 907-465-6167 (Supervisor may be contacted).Involved in developing capture techniques, capturing, handling, instrument fitting, collecting blood (including Evans Blue techniques) and morphology samples of harbor seal pups on Tugidak Island. I was responsible for designing the health and condition aspect of this project. My responsibility included (Ph.D. work) analyzing data as it pertains to the health and condition of the pups and establishing blood chemistry reference ranges for pups captured on Tugidak Is. and also within Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Consultant: GLOBEC I and II Cruises, Weddell Sea Antarctica, April-Sept 2001. PI’s; Dr. Dan Costa and Dr. Jennifer Burns. Foraging ecology of crab eater seals. Blood sampling and dive analysis along with capture and drugging protocol.

Research Assistant: Alaska SeaLife Center, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, PO Box 757220, Fairbanks, AK, 99775. April 1998-September 2000; Supervisor: Dr. Michael Castellini, 907-474-6825 (Supervisor may be contacted). Duties were to perform laboratory techniques on the physiology and ecology of captive harbor seals.  I was responsible for designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and publication and distribution of results. Primarily, I designed a research program to assess the seasonal condition and health status of harbor seals on varying dietary regimes.

M.S. Student: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California. 1991-1995. Supervisor: Dr. James T. Harvey 831-771-4434 (Supervisor may be contacted). Duties included leading researchers and students in the capturing harbor seals in and around Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Bay, California. Involved with the capturing and handing of approximately 400 harbor seals. Also, I worked on various projects capturing California sea lions within Monterey Bay. Other duties and experiences included fitting seals with telemetric devices, tracking animals, and using night-vision devices in mother-pup energetics project. Also, I was involved with necropsies (collection of histological and pathological samples) on sea birds, pinnipeds, and whales. Also, I was involved with a study near La Paz, Mexico (December 1993-January 1994) capturing California sea lions using large capture nets (e.g. salmon nets) from haul-out sites and fitting with TDR recorders. Involved as a Research Assistant in a research project (NMFS) on the Pribilof Islands (August 1991).

Fishery Biologist: California Department of Fish and Game, Region IV, Anadromous Fisheries Division. 1989-1990, Supervisor: Bill Loudermilk. Duties included mark and recapture study of salmon in the Merced River area of central California. Responsible for sampling river for salmon carcasses and tagging techniques, traversing river with boat, collecting and analyzing data and writing reports.

Teaching Experience

2008-                    Baylor University

                             Comparative Vertebrate Physiology (BIO 4431)

Integrative Ecophysiology (BIO 5380)

Modern Concepts in Biology (BIO 1306

Animals Models in Human Research (BIO 5100)

2006-2008             University of Michigan

Mammalian Physiology (Biology 432/532)

Special Topics class (Biology 483/583); Life at the edge, Physiological ecology of animals in extreme environments.

1993-1995             California State University Fresno

Lab Instructor, Biology – Introductory Biology for Biology Majors. Lab Instructor, Botany – Introductory Botany for Non-Majors. Interim Lecture instructor, Biology – Introductory Biology for Non-Majors

1987-1988                   Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University)

Lab instructor, Biochemistry 1430

1993 -1995            Hartnell College (Salinas, CA)

Asst. Track and Field Coach (mulitevent/jumps coach)

Invited Speaker

Trumble, S.J. and S. Usenko. 2013. Reconstructing stress and contaminant profiles in a blue whale. Smithsonian Zoology Seminar Series. June 2013.

Trumble, S.J. and S. Usenko. 2012. A Whales Tale: Reconstructing stress and contaminant profiles in a blue whale. Woods Hole Seminar Series, November 15t, Woods Hole, MA. November 2012.

Trumble, S.J. and S. Usenko. 2012. Anthropogenic and Physiological Data Reconstructed from Whale Ear Plugs. Oral Presentation, American Society of Mammalogists. Reno NV.

Trumble, S.J. and S. Usenko. 2011. Anthropogenic and Physiological Data Reconstructed from Whale Ear Plugs. Oral Presentation. 13th Biennial Meeting for the Society of Marine Mammals. Tampa, FL. November, 2011.

Trumble, S.J. 2009. Furman University Student Speaker Award (Yearly student’s choice award for physiology/ecology speaker). Ontological differences in skeletal muscles of Weddell seals.

Trumble, S.J, Hawke, TJ, Pearson, LE, Noren SR and SB Kanatous. 2009. Skeletal muscle lipids in Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii): Differences in age class and possible response to resource limitations. SICB, Boston MA. P. 172.

Trumble, S.J. et al. 2006. The Born Identity: Genotypic Variation Reflected in Blood Chemistry. The Wildlife Society’s 13th Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, September 23-27.

Trumble, S.J., Barboza P.S. and M.A. Castellini. 2003. The skinny on fat intake: can seals survive on “junk-food”? The 15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 13-19 2003, Greensboro NC.

Castellini, M., Rea, L., Cornick, L., Trumble, S. et al. 2003. Lipid chemistry of natural foraging in Weddell seals.  15th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. December 13-19 2003, Greensboro NC.

Trumble, S.J. Assessing the health of harbor seals in Alaskan waters. Rasmuson Fisheries Board. Anchorage, AK. March 21, 2003.

Trumble S.J. The health of harbor seals in Alaska: Can blood values and digestive physiology answer the “junk food” hypothesis? AAAS Conference, Valdez AK. 1998.

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

1. Schlater, A.E., DeMiranda, M.A., Frye, M.A., Trumble, S.J. and S. B. Kanatous. Changing Myoglobin’s Paradigm: A Novel Link Between Lipids and Myoglobin. Nature (in review)

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble contributed laboratory assistance and intellectual contributions as well as writing/editing to this manuscript. Impact Factor 31.0

2. Moore, C., Moore, M., Trumble, S., Niemeyer, M., Lentell, B., McLellen, W., Costidis, A. and A. Fahlman. (Accepted; revisions). A Comparative Analysis of Marine Mammal Tracheas. Journal of Experimental Biology. MS ID#: JEXBIO/2013/083071

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble’s PhD student is lead author; Colby Moore). Dr. Trumble contributed laboratory assistance, funding and intellectual contributions as well as writing/editing to this manuscript. Impact Factor 3.3

3. Trumble S.J., Berman-Kowalewski, M., Potter, C. and S. Usenko. 2013. Blue whale earplug reveals lifetime contaminant exposure and hormone profiles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (in review).

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble’s role covers initial concept to publication, physiological methods and data analysis, permits, funding, interpretation and writing. Impact Factor 10.6

4. Robinson, E. M., Trumble, S.J., Subedi, B., Sanders, R. and S. Usenko. A method for the extraction of persistent organic pollutants, mercury, and hormones in a waxy earplug from baleen whales. J. Chrom A (in press).

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble’s role covers initial concept, permits, funding, interpretation and writing. Impact Factor 4.4

Trumble S.J. and S.B. Kanatous. 2012. Fatty Acid use in Diving Mammals: More than Merely Fuel. Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology 194 (3):1-8.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was invited to contribute this paper (along with some of the world’s most highly regarded marine mammal physiologists); concept, data analyses through publication. Impact Factor 3.19

6. Usenko, C.Y., Trumble, S.J., Hopkins, D.C. and E.D. Bruce. 2012. Hydroxylated PBDEs induce developmental arrest in zebrafish. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 262(1):43-51.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble contributions to this manuscript were providing laboratory assistance (ELISA), data interpretation and editing/writing of the manuscript.  Impact Factor 4.47

7. D’souza, A.M, JL. Beaudry, A.A. Szigiato, S.J. Trumble and M.C. Riddell. 2012. Consumption of a High Fat Diet Rapidly Exacerbates the Development of NAFLD that Occurs with Chronically Elevated Glucocorticoids. AJP- Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 302(8):850-863.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble ran laboratory experiments to assess levels of fatty acids and ceramides in the membranes of lab rats. Also, involved with data analysis, graphs and interpretation. Impact Factor 3.438

8. Waite, J.N., Trumble, S.J., Burkanov, V.N. and R.D. Andrews. 2012. Resource partitioning of sympatric Steller sea lions and northern fur seals as revealed by biochemical dietary analyses and satellite telemetry. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 416-417: 41-54.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble contributions to this manuscript were fatty acids analysis in the species compared, editing, data interpretation and writing. Impact Factor 2.4

9. Trumble, S.J., O’Neil, D., Cornick, L.A., Gulland, F., Castellini, M.A. and S. Atkinson. 2012. Endocrine changes in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) pups undergoing rehabilitation. Zoo Biology. Article first published online : 25 JUL 2012, DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21036

  • Contribution to Publication: Contributions to this manuscript were as follows: initial concept (SA, DO), concept restoration (SJT), writing and statistical analysis (LC, SJT, SA), rehabilitation management (FG and DO), free-ranging sample collection, and access (SJT, MC). Impact Factor 1.14

10. Trumble, S.J., Robinson, E., Noren, S., Usenko, S.,  Davis, J. and S.B. Kanatous. 2012. Assessment of legacy and emerging  organic pollutants in Weddell seals (Leptonychotes  weddellii) Near McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Science of the Total Environment 439:275-283.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was primarily responsible for sample collection and data analysis, statistical analysis, graphing, data interpretation as well as writing this manuscript.  Impact Factor 3.3

11. Trumble, S.J, Noren, S.R., Cornick, L.A., Hawke, T.J., and S.B. Kanatous. 2010. Age-Related Differences in Skeletal Muscle Lipid Profiles of Weddell Seals: Clues to Developmental Changes. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:1676-1684.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was primarily responsible for sample collection, sample and data analysis, statistical analysis, graphing, data interpretation as well as writing this manuscript.  Impact Factor 3.3

12. Kanatous, S.B., Hawke,  T.J., Trumble, S.J., Pearson, L.E.,  Watson, R.R., Garry, D.J., Williams, T.M. and R.W. Davis. 2008. The ontogeny of aerobic and diving capacity in the skeletal muscles of Weddell seals. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:2559-2565.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was primarily responsible for sample collection data analysis, statistical analysis, graphing, data interpretation as well as contributed to the writing/editing of this manuscript.  Impact Factor 3.3

13. Castellini, M.A., Trumble, S.J.,      Mau, T., Yochem, P. and B. Stewart. 2009. Body and blubber measurements of Antarctic pack-ice seals:  implications for the control of body condition and blubber regulation. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology  82(2):113-120.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was primarily responsible for sample collection and data interpretation as well as contributed to the writing/editing of this manuscript.  Impact Factor 2.3

14. Noren, S.R., Pearson, L.E., Davis, J.W., Trumble, S.J. and S.B. Kanatous. 2008. Different Thermoregulatory Strategies in Nearly Weaned Pup, Yearling, and Adult Weddell Seals (Leptonychotes weddelli). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 81(6):868-879.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was primarily responsible for sample collection as well as contributed to the writing/editing of this manuscript. IF 2.3.

15. Trumble, S.J., Castellini, M.A., Castellini J.M. and T. Mau. (2006). Dietary and seasonal influences on blood chemistry and hematology in captive harbor seals. Marine Mammal Science 22(1):104-123.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was responsible for sample collection data analysis and data interpretation as well as writing/editing of this manuscript.  This manuscript was a chapter in SJT dissertation. Impact Factor 1.61

16. Trumble, S.J. and M.A. Castellini (2005). Diet mixing in an aquatic carnivore, the harbour seal. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83:851-859.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was responsible for sample collection data analysis and data interpretation as well as writing/editing of this manuscript.  This manuscript was a chapter in SJT dissertation. Impact Factor 1.3

17. Zhao, L. Castellini, M.A., Mau, T. and S.J. Trumble. 2004. Trophic interactions of Antarctic seals as determined by stable isotope signatures. Polar Biology 27:368-373.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was responsible for sample collection and data interpretation as well as contributed to the writing/editing of this manuscript.  Impact Factor 1.6

18. Burns J.M., Costa D.P., Fedak M., Hindell M.A., Bradshaw C.J.A., Gales N., McDonald G., Trumble S.J., and D. Crocker.2004. Winter habitat use and foraging behavior of crabeater seals along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Research II.  51: 2279-2303.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was responsible for sample collection and data interpretation as well as contributed to the writing/editing of this manuscript.

19. Trumble, S.J., Barboza P.S. and M.A. Castellini. 2003. Digestive constraints on an aquatic carnivore: effects of feeding frequency and prey composition on harbor seals. Journal of Comparative Physiology B.  173:501-509.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was responsible for sample collection data analysis and data interpretation as well as writing/editing of this manuscript.  This manuscript was a chapter in SJT dissertation. Impact Factor 1.96

20. Trumble, S.J. and M.A. Castellini. 2002. Blood chemistry, hematology, and      morphology of wild harbor seal pups in Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 66(4): 1197-1207.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was responsible for sample collection data analysis and data interpretation as well as writing/editing of this manuscript.  This manuscript was a chapter in SJT dissertation. Impact Factor 1.5

21. Burns, J.M., Trumble, S.J., Castellini, M.A. & Testa, J.W. 1998. The diet of Weddell seals in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica silverfish determined from scat collections and stable isotope analysis. Polar Biology, 19, 272–282.

  • Contribution to Publication: Dr. Trumble was responsible for analysis of Weddell seal scats for JMB and also contributed to the writing/editing/interpretation of the manuscript. Impact Factor 1.6

Supplementary Publications

  1. Trumble, S.J. and M.A.  Castellini. 1998. A Comparison of blood chemistry and hematology values for harbor seals pups captured on Tugidak Island and with Prince William  Sound Alaska, 1997. In: Small et al.; Harbor Seal Investigations in Alaska. Annual Report. NOAA GRANT NA57FX0367
  2. Castellini, M.A., Castellini, J. M. and S.J. Trumble. 2002.  Recovery of harbor seals. Phase II: Controlled study of diet and health.  Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Project 98341. Final Report.
  3. Trumble,  S.J. Abundance, movements, dive behavior, food habits, and mother-pup interactions of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) near Monterey Bay, California. M.S. Theses. Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (CSUFresno). 100p.
  4. Adkison M, Trumble, S.J., et al. 2001. HARBOR SEAL INVESTIGATIONS IN ALASKA ANNUAL REPORT NOAA GRANT NA87FX03000. 19p.

Professional Service

  • National Science Foundation; Neurophysiology and physiology review panel (Graduate Fellowship Research) 2010- 2013
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology (2010 – )
  • Manuscript Reviews (Journals since 2003)
    • Frontiers in Aquatic Physiology
    • Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
    • Marine Mammal Science
    • Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
    • Canadian Journal of Zoology
    • Journal of Comparative Physiology-B
    • Polar biology
    • Functional Ecology
    • Marine Ecological Progress Series

 

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