Franklin and Marshall College Department of Biology
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Education

Ph.D. Biology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mentors

Bill Kier, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Joe Thompson is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at Franklin and Marshall College.

Courses

  • Spring 2002
    • General Biology: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Fall 2002
    • Physical Biology: University of North Carolina at Pembroke
    • Principles of Biology: University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Publications

  • Thompson, J.T. and W.M. Kier. (2006) Ontogeny of circular muscle ultrastructure and implications for jet locomotion in Oval Squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana. Journal of Experimental Biology. 209: 433-443.
  • Kier, W.M. and J.T. Thompson. (2003) Muscle arrangement, function and specialization in recent coleoids. (Invited review) Berliner Paläobiologische Abhandlungen. 03:141-162.
  • Thompson, J.T., Kier, W.M. (2002) Ontogeny of squid mantle function: changes in the mechanics of escape-jet locomotion in the oval squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana Lesson, 1830. Biological Bulletin. 203: 14-26.
  • Thompson, J.T., Kier, W.M. (2001) Ontogenetic changes in fibrous connective tissue organization in the oval squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana Lesson, 1830. Biological Bulletin.201: 136-53.
  • Thompson, J.T., Kier, W.M. (2001) Ontogenetic changes in mantle kinematics during escape-jet locomotion in the oval squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana Lesson, 1830. Biological Bulletin. 201: 154-66.