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Thomas Cronin

Thomas Cronin

Professor

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Bldg 472

Education

Postdoc Yale University 1982

Ph D Duke University 1979

MS Duke University 1969

BS Dickinson College 1967

About

Born in Maryland, educated at Dickinson, Duke, and Yale; study visual ecology of a diverse selection of animals.

Research Interests

Visual ecology: the evolution, adaptation, and specialization of visual systems of animals ranging from the simplest marine invertebrates to complex animals like mantis shrimps, cuttlefish, whooping cranes, and right whales

Teaching Interests

Physiology, vision science, marine science, neuroscience

Selected Classes

  • Spring 2022 BIOL 457 – Physiology of Marine and Estuarine Animals
  • BIOL 755 – Journal Club in Neurobiology
  • BIOL 602 – Introduction to Laboratory and Field Research
  • Spring 2019 BIOL 451 – Vision Science
  • BIOL 899 – Doctoral Dissertatn Rsch
  • Fall 2018 BIOL 451/651 – Neurobiology
  • Spring 2018 BIOL 457/657 – Physiology of Marine and Estuarine Animals
  • Fall 2014 BIOL 451 – Neurobiology
  • Spring 2014 BIOL 457 – Phys:Marine/Est Animals
  • BIOL 899 – Doctoral Dissertatn Rsch
  • Fall 2012 BIOL 700 – Intro To Grad Experience

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Cronin, Thomas W. “Consortium for Nanomaterials for Aerospace Commerce and,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: Rice University. (Sep 1, 2010 – Aug 31, 2015).

Cronin, Thomas W. “Re-engineering the stomatopod eye, nature's most compreh,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: Air Force Office of Scientific Research. (Jun 15, 2012 – Jun 14, 2016).

Cronin, Thomas W. (Co-Principal), Gruev, Viktor (Principal). “Polarization and multispectral vision in mantis shrimp: A model for information processing and biomimetic imaging,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: Air Force Office of Scientific Research. (Jul 1, 2018 – Jun 30, 2022).

Intellectual Contributions

Patel, Rickesh N., Khil, Veniamin, Abdurahmonova, Laylo, Driscoll, Holland, Goldwasser, Tamar, Patel, Sarina, Pettyjohn-Robin, Olivia, Shah, Ahman, Sparklin, Benjamin, Cronin, Thomas W. (2021). . 224 jeb242256. England: Journal of Experimental Biology.

Patel, Rickesh N., Cronin, Thomas W. (2020). . 223. jeb224618 Baltimore: Journal of Experimental Biology.

Patel, Rickesh N., Cronin, Thomas W. (2020). . 287 20201898 Baltimore: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B.

Chou, Alice, Lin, Chan, Cronin, Thomas W. (2020). . 59 100974 Baltimore: Arthropod Structure and Development.

Cronin, Thomas W. (2020). . 30 R759-R782 Baltimore: Current Biology.

Patel, Rickesh N., Cronin, Thomas W. (2020). . 30 1981-1987 Baltimore: Current Biology.

Porter, Megan L., Awata, Hiroko, Bok, Michael J., Cronin, Thomas W. (2020). . 117 8948-8957. Baltimore: Proceedings of the National Academy of the USA.

Cronin, Thomas W., Marshall, Justin, Nilsson, Dan-Eric, Osorio, Daniel C. (2020). . Vision Research.

Lin, Chan, Alice, Chou, Cronin, Thomas W. (2019). . 206 247-258 Journal of Comparative Physiology A.

Cronin, Thomas W. (2019). . 3. 222 JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY.

Marshall, N. Justin., Powell, Samuel B., Cronin, Thomas W., Caldwell, Roy L., Gruev, Viktor, Chiou, Tsyr-Huei, Roberts, Nicholas W., How, Martin J. (2019). . 222 134213 Baltimore: Journal of Experimental Biology.

Kingston, Alexandra N., Lucia, R L., Havens, L T., Cronin, Thomas W., Speiser, Daniel I. (2019). . 222 jeb209015 Journal of Experimental Biology.

Feller, Kate D., Wilby, David, Jacuzzi, G., Vignoli, Silvia, Marshall, Justin, Wardill, Trevor J., Cronin, Thomas W., Roberts, Nicholas W. (2019). . 29 3101-3108 Current Biology.

Lin, Chan, Cronin, Thomas W. (2018). . 1. 78 3-14 DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY.

Valdez-Lopez, Juan C., Donohue, Mary W., Bok, Michael J., Cronin, Thomas W., Porter, Megan L. (2018). . 58 386-397 Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Valdez-Lopez, Juan C., Donohue, Mary W., Bok, Michael J., Cronin, Thomas W., Porter, Megan L. (2018). . 58 386-397 Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Durham, Mary F., Lin, Chan, Cronin, Thomas W. (2018). . 4. 51 263-273 MARINE AND FRESHWATER BEHAVIOUR AND PHYSIOLOGY.

Durham, Mary F., Lin, Chan, Cronin, Thomas W. (2018). . 51 263-273 Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology.

Cronin, Thomas W., Garcia, Missael, Gruev, Viktor. (2018). . 2. 13 BIOINSPIRATION & BIOMIMETICS.

Donohue, Mary W., Cohen, Jonathan H., Cronin, Thomas W. (2018). . 8 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS.

Bok, Michael J., Roberts, Nicholas W., Cronin, Thomas W. (2018). . 1884. 285 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES.

Donohue, Mary W., Cohen, John H., Cronin, Thomas W. (2018). . 8 9689 Scientific Reports.

Cronin, Thomas W. (2018). . 4. 64 513-523 CURRENT ZOOLOGY.

Donohue, Mary W., Carleton, Karen L., Cronin, Thomas W. (2017). . 1. 233 58-69 BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN.

Cronin, Thomas W., Bok, Michael J., Lin, Chan. (2017). . Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Cronin, Thomas W., Fasick, Jeffery I., Schweikert, Lorian E., Johnsen, Sonke, Kesmoh, Loren J., Baumgartner, Mark F. (2017). . 2017 20160067 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Fasick, Jeffery I., Baumgartner, Mark F., Cronin, Thomas W., Nickle, Benjamin, Kesmoh, Loren J. (2017). . Marine Mammal Journal.

Marshall, N Justin., Carleton, Karen L., Cronin, Thomas W. (2015). . 34 86-94 Current Opinion in Neurobiology.

Bok, Michael J., Porter, Megan L., Cronin, Thomas W. (2015). . 218 2055-2066 Journal of Experimental Biology.

Feller, Kathryn, Cohen, Jonathan, Cronin, Thomas W. (2015). . 201 331-339 Journal of Comparative Physiology A.

Zurek, Daniel B., Cronin, Thomas W., Taylor, Lisa A., Byrne, Kevin, Sullivan, Mara LG., Morehouse, Nathan I. (2015). . 25. R1-R3 Current Biology.

Kingston, Alexandra CN., Kurizian, Alan M., Hanlon, Roger T., Cronin, Thomas W. (2015). . 218 1596-1602 Journal of Experimental Biology.

Porter, M L., Kingston, A C., McCready, R, Cameron, E G., Hofmann, Christophe M., Suarez, L, Olsen, G H., Cronin, Thomas W., Robinson, Phyllis R. (2014). . Pt 21. 217 3883-90 The Journal of experimental biology.

Cronin, Thomas W., Johnsen, Sonke, Marshall, N Justin., Warrant, Eric J. (2014). . 458 Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Speiser, Daniel I., Cronin, Thomas W., Porter, Megan L., Oakley, Todd H. (2014). . 15 350 BMC Bioinformatics.

Dalton, Brian, Lowe, Ellis R., Cronin, Thomas W., Carleton, Karen L. (2014). . 281 20141980 Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Marshall, N Justin., Land, Michael F., Cronin, Thomas W. (2014). . 369 8 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B.

Cronin, Thomas W., Feller, Kathryn. (2014). . Biology of Crustacea, Vol. 3 235-262 New York: Academic Press.

How, Martin J., Porter, Megan L., Radford, Andrew, Feller, Kathryn D., Temple, Shelby, Caldwell, Roy L., Marshall, Justin, Cronin, Thomas W., Roberts, Nicholas W. (2014). . 217 3425-3431 Journal of Experimental Biology.

Feller, Kathryn D., Cronin, Thomas W. (2014). . 3263-3273.. 217 3263-3273 Journal of Experimental Biology.

Cronin, Thomas W., Bok, Michael J., Marshall, N Justin., Caldwell, Roy L. (2014). . 369 8 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B.

Bok, Michael J., Porter, Megan L., Place, Allen, Cronin, Thomas W. (2014). . 24 1636-1642 Current Biology.

York, T, Powell, S B., Gao, S, Kahan, L, Charanya, T, Saha, D, Roberts, N W., Cronin, Thomas W., Marshall, J, Achilefu, S, Lake, S, Raman, B, Gruev, V. (2014). . 102 1450-1469 Proceedings of IEEE.

Cronin, Thomas W., Douglas, Ronald H. (2014). . 369 2 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B.

Schram, Frederick R., Ahyong, Shane T., Patek, Sheila N., Green, P A., Rosario, M V., Bok, Michael J., Cronin, Thomas W., Mead-Vetter, K S., Caldwell, Roy L., Scholtz, G, Feller, Kathryn D., Abello, P. (2013). . Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea. Vol. 4, Part A. (J. C. von Vaupel Klein, M. Charmantier-Daures, and F. R. Schram. Eds.). Part A. 4 179-355 Leiden: Brill Press.

Porter, Megan L., Speiser, Daniel L., Zaharoff, S, Caldwell, Roy L., Cronin, Thomas W., Oakley, Todd H. (2013). . 53 39-49 Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Chiou, Tsyr-Huei, Place, Allen R., Caldwell, Roy L., Marshall, Nicholas J., Cronin, Thomas W. (2012). . 215 584-589 Journal of Experimental Biology.

Cronin, Thomas W. (2012). . 22 R871-R873 Current Biology.

Cronin, Thomas W., Porter, Megan, Bok, Michael, Wolf, Julia B., Robinson, Phyllis R. (2010). . 30 460-469

Presentations

Cronin, Thomas W (Author & Presenter). UMBC Friends of the Library Lecture. Oral Presentation. "Visual Ecology," UMBC Friends of the Library. UMBC Library. (Mar 8, 2015).

Cronin, Thomas W (Author & Presenter). North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Annual Meeting. Oral Presentation. "Coping with copepods: do right whales forage visually in dark water?," North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium. New Bedford, Massachusetts. (Nov 7, 2013).