About

skbfig2-300dpiSydney K. Brannoch 

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU); Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), 2014- present

BA, Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, 2012

Teaching Experience

  • Fall 2015         Graduate Teaching Assistant – Introduction to Entomology, CWRU
  • Spring 2016   Graduate Teaching Assistant – Cells and Proteins, CWRU
  • Fall 2016         Graduate Teaching Assistant – Genes, Ecology, and Evolution, CWRU
  • Fall 2017         Graduate Teaching Assistant – Introduction to Entomology, CWRU
  • 2012–2013      English Teacher – Trinity School Academy, Cheonan, South Korea
  • 2011–2012      English Teacher – Ban Nonkum Mittrapab School, Sikhiu, Thailand

Funded Research Proposals

  • 2017    Hitachi TM3030 ESEM equipment loan proposal
  • 2016    CWRU Phi Beta Kappa Research Grant                                                   ($500)
  • 2016    SysEB Student Research Travel Award Program                             ($2,000) 
  • 2016    NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI), Australia           ($5,400)
  • 2015    Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship                                                  ($2,115)

Honors & Awards

  • 2017    Cleveland Museum of Natural History Outstanding Student Award, CMNH
  • 2015    Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable Outreach Grant, CWRU
  • 2015    Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • 2014    Volunteer Appreciation Award, CMNH
  • 2013    Choose Ohio First Scholarship, Cuyahoga Community College

Museum & Collections Research 

  • 2017    Academy of the Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; June
  • 2016    Natural History Museum (NHM), London, England; May
  • 2016    Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN), Paris, France; May
  • 2016    Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska; March
  • 2015    Naturhistorisches Museum (NHMW), Vienna, Austria; October

Field Expeditions

  • 2017    Talaroo, Cairns, & Daintree Rainforest, Australia. 13 February–1 March.
  • 2016    Daintree Rainforest & Cairns, Queensland, Australia. 10–24 June; 15–18 July.
  • 2015    Cát Tiên, Tà Cú, & Phú Quốc, Vietnam. 7–23 May.

Contact

Case Western Reserve University
Department of Biology
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Email: sydneybrannoch@gmail.com

Places Traveled for Research

Purple Landmarks = Conferences
Orange Landmarks = Museum Work
Yellow Landmarks = Lab Work
Green Landmarks = Field Work
Blue Landmarks = Future (funded) Field Work