Postdoctoral Research Associates

Stephen De Lisle

(Bolnick lab)

Understanding evolution in lineages with separate sexes, a key feature of most metazoan populations. Research combines a variety of approaches including large scale ecological field experiments, evolutionary quantitative genetics, and phylogenetic comparative methods.

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Phone: 860-486-3937

Baoqing Ding

Baoqing Ding

(Yuan lab)

Evolution and developmental genetics of monkeyflower

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Phone: 860.486.4154

Ruth Fisher

Ruth Fisher

(Jockusch lab)

Evo-devo and gene regulation; evolution of insect morphology, especially prothoracic projections; metamorphosis; bioinformatics; next generation sequencing; RNAi Tribolium castaneum

Phone: 860.486.6215

Lauren Fuess

(Bolnick Lab)

Interplay between symbiotic relationships (both mutualistic and parasitic), immunity, and ecology

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Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon

(Simon lab)

Evolution of Hemiptera and their symbioses, especially Cicadidae and Reduviidae

Phone: 860.486.3947

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.

Yaoguang Li

(Yarish lab, UConn Stamford)

Selective breeding project of sugar kelp, developing genomic tools for breeding superior sugar kelp cultivars

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Phone: 203-251-8530

Mei Liang

(Yuan lab)

Explain how the flower color forms and evolves, why different species have diverse tolerance to heat stress, what and how genes regulate these differences

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

James Mickley

James Mickley

(Bagchi lab)

Forest fragmentation, trophic interactions, botany, floral evolution, petal number, microenvironment, ecological sensors, databases, collections management

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Phone: 860.486.8964

Nikisha Patel

Nikisha Patel

(Goffinet lab)

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

Foen Peng

(Bolnick lab)

CRISPR/cas9 transgenics of stickleback to study immune gene function

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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