Anna Marie Louisa Klompen

Doctoral aspirant
Primary office:
Haworth Hall


Advisor: Paulyn Cartwright
Research Interest: Cnidarian venom and stinging cell evolution
Hometown: Worthington, Ohio



  • Chemistry and Biology, The College of William and Mary (underegraduate)


  • Allen, J.D., A. M. L. Klompen, E. J. Alpert, and A. J. Reft, 2017. Obligate planktotrophy in the Göttes larva of Stylochus ellipticus (Platyhelminthes). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 61: 110-118.


  • Klompen, A. M. L., E. J. Alpert, A. J. Reft, and J. D. Allen. Do G̦ötte's larvae feed? Culturing indirect developing polyclad flatworms. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2017. Awarded Best Student Poster Award, Division of Invertebrate Biology. $150
  • Klompen, A. M. L., E. Kayal, and A. G. Collins. Survey of CaTX-like Toxin Genes in Various Cnidarian Species. XII Congress of the Pan-American Section of the International Society on Toxicology, Miami, Florida, September 2016. Invited poster presentation.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., E. Kayal, and A. G. Collins. Survey of CaTX-like Toxin Genes in Various Cnidarian Species. 11th International Marine Biotechnology Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, August 2016. Poster presentation.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., E. Kayal, and A. G. Collins Survey of Pore Forming-like CaTx Toxins of Various Species of Cnidaria. NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholars Research Symposium, August 2016. Oral Presentation.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., and A. Lane. Evaluation of the putative nocardiopyrone biosynthetic gene cluster from a marine-derived actinomycete. 251st American Chemical Society National Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California, March 2016. Poster presentation.


  • Klompen, A. M. L. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient for 2015-2017. Tuition for two years, $9500/year; summer research stipend, $7000. May 2015 – May 2017.
  • Klompen, A. M. L. NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Coastal Biology. University of North Florida, $5000. $1700 conference funding. 3 mon. May – July 2015.
  • Klompen, A. M. L. and J. D. Allen. Effects of historic and current food availability on the development of Stylochus ellipticus in the Chesapeake Bay. Grant-in-Aid of Research. Sigma Xi. $500. January 2015. Funded.
  • Klompen, A. M. L., and J. D. Allen. Determining Developmental Mode of an Indirectly Developing Polyclad Flatworm. Mary E. Ferguson Memorial Research Grant, Biology Department – The College of Williams and Mary. $355. March 2015. Funded.

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