Postdoctoral Research Associates

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon

(Simon lab)

Evolution of Hemiptera and their symbioses, especially Cicadidae and Reduviidae

Phone: 860.486.3947

Abigail Hayes

Abigail Hayes

(Jockusch lab)

Relative contributions of genetic and molecular mechanisms, evolutionary constraints, environment and development to extreme and/or novel Arthropod phenotypes; Phenotypic Plasticity; Life History Trade-offs; Morphology; Eco-Evo-Devo; Entomology and Arachnology

Nic Herndon

Nic Herndon

(Wegrzyn lab)

Big data, machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery, bioinformatics, and computational biology

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Phone: 860.486.3672

Heather Kittredge

Heather Kittredge

(Urban lab)

Assembly and persistence of microbial communities in the environment; microbial evolution via horizontal gene transfer; evolution of genetic recombination.

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Justin Kratovil

Justin Kratovil

(Jockusch lab)

Genetic interactions that occur between speciating lineages and the evolution of reproductive compatibility; species boundaries and gene flow among Desmognathus salamander populations in the Appalachians.

Amy Lafountain

Amy Lafountain

(Yuan lab)

Mechanisms of pigmentation and patterning in Mimulus flowers

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Phone: 860.486.4154

David Marshall

David Marshall

(Simon lab)

Molecular systematics and evolution of Cicadidae, from intraspecific phylogeography to speciation and higher clade evolution and diversification; insect behavior and acoustic communication

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Phone: 860.486.3947

Nikisha Patel

Nikisha Patel

(Goffinet lab)

Plant systematics; Plant reproductive biology; Pteridology; Bryology; Apomixis in ferns

Rui Pereira

Rui Pereira

(None)

Phone: 203.251.8530

Steven Presley

Steven Presley

(Willig lab)

Use of a metacommunity approach to understand patterns of species distributions along latent environmental gradients; use of data on Caribbean vertebrates to explore biogeographic factors associated with species richness

Phone: 860.486.1772

Maria Rodgers

Maria Rodgers

(Bolnick lab)

Creating microfluidic chips to understand the interaction of intestinal epithelial cells, immune cells, and resident microbiota of three-spined stickleback

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Bikash Shrestha

Bikash Shrestha

(Wegrzyn lab)

Cyto-nuclear co-evolution, specifically interaction between genomes in plastids and nucleus; Passifloraceae molecular systematics and evolution; Bioinformatics-genome assembly and annotation.

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Irene Cobo Simón

Irene Cobo Simón

(Wegrzyn lab)

Evolution, biodiversity, molecular ecology, genetic basis of adaptation, population genetics, climate change, forest health, conservation

Valerie Steen

Valerie Steen

(Tingley lab,Elphick lab)

Avian distribution modeling; ecological impacts of climate change; landscape ecology; citizen science data

Phone: 860.486.5522