Graduate Students

There are currently 52 graduate students in EEB.

Maurice Amee

Maurice Amee

Doctoral Student (Wegrzyn lab)

Kristin Anderson

Kristin Anderson

Doctoral Student (Goffinet lab)

Bryophyte systematics

Samantha Apgar

Samantha Apgar

Doctoral Student (Elphick lab)

Tidal marsh bird ecology and conservation

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Brett Henry

Brett Henry

BS/MS Student (Elphick lab)

Cindy Barreto

Cindy Barreto

Doctoral Student (Knutie lab)

Host-parasite interactions; urban evolutionary biology; bird behavior; avian ecology and conservation.

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Peter Billman

Peter Billman

Doctoral Student (Urban lab)

Ecological responses to climate change, drivers of animal range limits, biogeography, evolutionary ecology, stress response, and especially how these all tie together in montane systems, globally

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Laura Bizzarri

Laura Bizzarri

Doctoral Student (García-Robledo lab)

Mechanisms structuring tropical communities, using phoretic mites as a model system; interaction networks; climate change effects at the organismal and community levels

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Michael Burgess

Michael Burgess

Masters Student (Schultz lab)

Hongfei Chen

Hongfei Chen

Doctoral Student (Yuan lab)

Mimulus genetics

Elizabeth Clifton

Elizabeth Clifton

Doctoral Student (Adams lab)

Behavioral ecology of social insects; more specifically, interspecific fighting in ants and termites

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Rebecca Colby

Rebecca Colby

Doctoral Student (Schultz lab)

Fish ecology and whole organism performance; Life history form differences between anadromous and landlocked populations of Alewives

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Francisco Concha Toro

Francisco Concha Toro

Doctoral Student (Caira lab)

Biology, reproduction, ecology behavior and conservation of Chondrichthyes

Yettive Crestohl

Yettive Crestohl

Masters Student (Bush lab)

Dipanjana Dalui

Dipanjana Dalui

Doctoral Student (Bagchi lab)

Modelling host-pathogen interactions in plants, how it can explain biodiversity

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Brendan Enochs

Brendan Enochs

Masters Student (Jockusch lab)

Jessica Espinosa

Jessica Espinosa

Doctoral Student (Rubega lab)

Conservation biology; how seabird movement, behavior, and morphology are affected by climate change and anthropogenic disturbance

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Henry Frye

Henry Frye

Doctoral Student (Jones lab,Silander lab)

Plant ecology; botany; quantitative ecology; remote sensing

Franco Gigliotti

Franco Gigliotti

Doctoral Student (Elphick lab)

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Vandana Gurung

Vandana Gurung

Doctoral Student (Diggle lab)

I am interested in deciphering the genetic basis of flower development. I am enthusiastic to know how pollinators shape up or affects the genetics of flower development

Kara Heilemann

Kara Heilemann

Masters Student (Caira lab)

Systematics, taxonomy, and morphology of tapeworms hosted by elasmobranchs

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Georgia Hernández

Georgia Hernández

Masters Student (García-Robledo lab)

Physiological ecology of Zingiberales: thermal tolerances and phylogenetic relationships along an elevational gradient

Sydney Horan

Sydney Horan

Doctoral Student (Knutie lab)

Steven Jarsen

Steven Jarsen

Masters Student (Yuan lab)

Noor Kaur

Noor Kaur

Doctoral Student (Jones lab)

Katja Kwaku

Katja Kwaku

Doctoral Student (Urban lab)

Amphibian ecology and conservation

Michael LaScaleia

Michael LaScaleia

Doctoral Student (Bagchi lab)

I’m interested in researching why forests contain the species they do, and what we can do to conserve those species. In general, I work with plants (trees) and insects (moths, flies, and wasps), but I’m always interested in every organism that calls the forest home.

Jason Lech

Jason Lech

Doctoral Student (Willig lab)

Biodiversity, community and metacommunity ecology; anthropogenic disturbance, landscape ecology, and conservation of freshwater lakes and watersheds, with a particular focus on aquatic macrophytes and algae

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Qiaoshan Lin

Qiaoshan Lin

Doctoral Student (Yuan lab,Wegrzyn lab)

Bioinformatics for plants genomics and genetics, application development

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Tanner Matson

Tanner Matson

Doctoral Student (Wagner lab)

Life history and biosystematics of Zygaenoid moths with emphasis on Nearctic Lacturidae

Susan McEvoy

Susan McEvoy

Doctoral Student (Wegrzyn lab)

Assembly, annotation, and comparative genomics of hardwood and conifer forest trees; bioinformatic tool development

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Kelsey Miles

Kelsey Miles

Doctoral Student (García-Robledo lab)

Physiological and behavioral ecology in family Chrysomelidae: thermal tolerances and impacts of climate change on survivorship, fecundity, behavior, physiology.

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Valerie Milici

Valerie Milici

Doctoral Student (Bagchi lab)

The recovery of/changes to species interactions following anthropogenic disturbance, particularly in the tropics; Plant-insect interactions; Plant-fungal interactions

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Analisa Milkey

Analisa Milkey

Doctoral Student (Lewis, P. lab)

Phylogenetic methods

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Valerie Mingrone

Valerie Mingrone

BS/MS Student (Elphick lab)

Sarita Muñoz-Gómez

Sarita Muñoz-Gómez

Masters Student (Yuan lab)

I study how color patterns form in the petals of Mimulus flowers

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Zachary Muscavitch

Zachary Muscavitch

Doctoral Student (Goffinet lab,Lewis, L. lab)

Systematics, taxonomy, and phylogeography of lichenized fungi and their symbionts. Symbiont biology

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Frank Muzio

Frank Muzio

Doctoral Student (Rubega lab)

Functional and evolutionary morphology of vertebrates, primarily birds and mammals

Mia Nahom

Mia Nahom

BS/MS Student (Knutie lab)

Amanda Pastore

Amanda Pastore

Masters Student (Jockusch lab,Urban lab)

Plastic traits developed from predation pressures, particularly in Daphnia

Christian Polania

Christian Polania

Doctoral Student (Bolnick lab)

Host-parasite interactions; metabolomics

Ketki Samel

Ketki Samel

Doctoral Student (Elphick lab)

Community ecology, interspecies interactions, and conservation of Northeastern birds

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Vikas Sarathy

Vikas Sarathy

Masters Student (García-Robledo lab)

Plant-Insect interactions, specifically the relationship between Chelobasis beetles and their Heliconia hosts in the neotropics

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Danielle Schwartz

Danielle Schwartz

BS/MS Student (Elphick lab)

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Mark Stukel

Mark Stukel

Doctoral Student (Simon, C. lab)

Systematics and phylogeography of insects, specifically cicadas

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Swapna Subramanian

Swapna Subramanian

Doctoral Student (Bolnick lab)

Yeast experimental evolution and genetic networks; predicting evolutionary outcomes to climate change

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Tess Swiecanski

Tess Swiecanski

BS/MS Student (Schultz lab)

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Elizaveta Terlova

Elizaveta Terlova

Doctoral Student (Lewis, L. lab)

Physiology and evolution of algae

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Nicholas Van Gilder

Nicholas Van Gilder

Masters Student (Jockusch lab)

Conservation genetics of amphibians; specifically plethodontid salamanders

Grace Vaziri

Grace Vaziri

Doctoral Student (Knutie lab)

Host-parasite-microbiomei interactions and co-infection dynamics

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Vidya Vuruputoor

Vidya Vuruputoor

Doctoral Student (Wegrzyn lab)

Genomics and its application towards understanding plant-parasite interactions

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Anni Wang

Anni Wang

Doctoral Student (Bolnick lab)

Anne Washington

Anne Washington

BS/MS Student (Wagner lab)

Public outreach and education of the conservation of our natural spaces, with the long-term goal of becoming a manager of a refuge or park system