Samantha A. Miller
Phone: (843) 693-6689

Samantha Abigail Miller



USDA Basic Indexing
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
B.S. Biology, Stanford University
USDA Basic Indexing Course


ArborGen (formerly Westvaco), Summerville, SC (13 years)

Researcher utilizing genetic techniques to improve characteristics of tree stocks for the pulp and paper industry.  Focused on growth and wood quality traits with an emphasis on nutritional requirements and responses to environmental stresses. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2.5 years)

Research technician and graduate student in Dr. Francois Morel's laboratory.  Investigated the physiology and molecular mechanisms of carbon acquisition in a marine alga using molecular techniques. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (1 year)

Graduate student in Dr. David Schauer's laboratory.  Examined the water-borne transmission capacity of a human pathogenic bacterium.  Worked to develop screens for isolation of genes involved in bacterial metabolism, development, and pathogenicity.

Eisai Research Institute, Wilmington, MA (3.75 years)

Member of a research and development team working to identify molecular targets for anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory drugs.  Performed molecular screening assays, implemented high throughput process changes.

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (3 years)

Student research assistant in Dr. Howard Schulman's laboratory.  Performed genetic experiments to examine the structure and function of an enzyme involved in long term potentiation.

PUBLICATIONS (as S.B. Roberts)

Roberts, S.B., Lane, T.W., and Morel, F.M.M. (1997) Carbonic Anhydrase in the Marine Diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii (Bacillariophycae). J. Phycology, 33(5): 845.

Roberts, S.B. (1995) Carbonic Anhydrase in the Marine Diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii,  Masters Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Lee, J.G., Roberts, S.B., and Morel, F.M.M. (1995) Cadmium: A Nutrient for the Marine Diatom Thalassiosira weissflogii.  Limnol. Oceanogr., 40(6): 1056.

Morel, F.M.M., Reinfelder, J.R., Roberts, S.B., Chamberlain, C.P., Lee, J.G., and Yee, D. (1994) Zinc and Carbon Co-Limitation of Marine Phytoplankton.  Nature, 369: 740.