Graduate Students in OEB

See the OEB online directory for contact information.
Akle-Serrano, Sebastian
Desai Lab   G6

Baduel, Pierre
Bomblies Lab   G4

Baker, Caitlin
Giribet Lab   G2

Bedford, Nicole
Hoekstra Lab   G4

Bittleston, Leonora
Naomi Pierce Lab   G6
I study insect-microbial-plant interactions, with a focus on mutualism. Currently, I’m looking at the fungi, bacteria and insects living inside carnivorous pitcher plants, which have evolved convergently in the US and Southeast Asia.
Blumstein, Meghan
Richardson Lab   G2

Boyle, John
Naomi Pierce Lab   G5
Jack Boyle studies colony structure and geographic structure in East African arboreal ants.
Buckman, Rebecca
Giribet Lab   G4

Cai, Liming
Davis Lab   G2

Camacho, Jasmin
Abzhanov Lab   G4

Childers, Richard
Naomi Pierce Lab   G2

Church, Samuel
Extavour Lab   G1

Clifton, Glenna
Biewener Lab   G6
I study the biomechanics of foot-propelled diving birds, specifically how the unique limb morphology of grebes, loons, and cormorants influences their ability to produce force and maneuver while capturing fish.
Cohen, Jacob
Girguis Lab   G3

Cosgrove, Julia
Giribet Lab   G2

Crall, James
Naomi Pierce Lab   G6

Cunha, Tauana
Giribet Lab   G3
I am broadly interested in the biology and evolution of marine invertebrates. I am currently integrating high-throughput molecular data and morphology of marine gastropods to study their phylogeny and diversification dynamics.

Dickson, Blake
Stephanie Pierce Lab   G2

Dmytrenko, Oleg
Cavanaugh Lab   G7+

Donoughe, Seth
Extavour Lab   G5
I study the germ cells of insects, specifically their evolution and development.
Edelman, Nathan
Mallet Lab   G2

Edwards, Molly
Kramer Lab   G1

Elmore, Holly
Haig Lab   G3

Enalls, Brandon
Girguis Lab   G1

Feilich, Kara
Lauder Lab   G5

Fronk, David
Cavanaugh Lab   G4

Furze, Morgan
Richardson Lab   G3

Gable, Jacob
Hoekstra Lab   G2

Gersony, Jessica
Holbrook Lab   G1

Gilbert, Kadeem
Edwards Lab   G4

Gorring, Patrick
Farrell Lab   G6
I explore the factors influencing the tremendous diversity of plant feeding beetles focusing on the beetle genus <i>Monochamus</i>. Host plant shifts, plant defenses, glaciation and vicariance all effect divergence. I use cutting edge genomic techniques and morphology to explore their consequence and contribute to developing theories of the predominant mechanism of speciation.
Goulet, Benjamin
Hopkins Lab   G1

Grayson, Phillip
Edwards Lab   G3

Haelewaters, Danny
Pfister Lab   G4
Although already discovered in 1850, the Laboulbeniales are perhaps the most intriguing and yet least studied of all insect-associated parasitic fungi. I am interested in the relationship between the parasites and their hosts. Are closely related parasites more dependent on their hosts or on the hosts’ habitat?
Han, Bicheng
Zhang Lab   G2

Harney, Eadaoin
Wakeley Lab   G1

Hauser, Oliver
Nowak Lab   G4
I'm an OEB Ph.D. student interested in the evolution of cooperation. Putting my prior physics education to use, I develop mathematical models to research evolutionary mechanisms that promote cooperation under the supervision of my advisor Martin Nowak.
Hawkins, Brent
Hanken Lab   G5

Hernandez, Alyssa
Farrell Lab   G1

Herrmann, Nicholas
Losos Lab   G1

Jacobs-Palmer, Emily
Hoekstra Lab   G7+

Johnson, Milo
Hartl Lab  Desai Lab  G1

Johnston, Miriam
Moorcroft Lab  G2

Jones, Tamsin
Extavour Lab   G5

Jordan, Benjamin
Mahadevan Lab   G7+

Kamath, Ambika
Losos Lab   G5

Kim, Sang Il
Farrell Lab   G1

King, Leandra
Wakeley Lab   G5

Klosterman, Stephen
Richardson Lab   G5
I research the role of plants in climate change. Using modeling and field study, I investigate how the timing of plant biological events will be affected by changing temperature and precipitation, with subsequent effects on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.
Knutson, Vanessa
Giribet Lab   G1

Ko, Lai Man Raymond
Olveczky Lab   G7
studying the neural mechanisms of execution and learning of complex motor sequences in rodents
Kotler, Jennifer
Haig Lab   G4
I am interested in studying parent-offspring conflict, with a focus on genomic imprinting. Currently I'm studying imprinting disorders in humans as a means through which to learn more about this phenomenon.
Lagomarsino, Laura
Davis Lab   G7
I am interested in Neotropical plant evolution, particularly in the Andean cordilleras. Specifically, I am studying the evolution and systematics of the Neotropical Lobelioideae, an evolutionarily young and impressively diverse group of 550 species that are pollinated by either bats or hummingbirds, and can herbs less than a few feet tall to trees more than 12 m in height. I am interested in how all that amazing diversity came to be!
Lai, Philip
Stephanie Pierce Lab   G1

Laslo, Mara
Hanken Lab   G3

Levy, Clara
Kramer Lab   G4

Lewis, Zachary
Hanken Lab   G7

Lochab, Amaneet
Extavour Lab   G1

Loo, Wesley
Cavanaugh Lab   G5

Lucas, Kelsey
Lauder Lab   G3

Mainieri, Avantika
Haig Lab   G2

McCoy, Dakota
Haig Lab   G1

McHorse, Briana
Biewener Lab   G3

Min, Ya
Kramer Lab   G1

Molina-Henau, Y. Franchesco
Hopkins Lab   G3

Moore, Talia
Biewener Lab   G6
I study the dynamics, kinematics, and ecology of bipedal locomotion in <i>Jaculus jaculus</i> and other convergent bipedal desert rodents.
Morris, Zachary
Stephanie Pierce Lab   G3

Muralidhar, Pavitra
Hoekstra Lab   G2

Nitta, Joel
Davis Lab   G5
I study the ecology and evolution of ferns. In particular, I am interested in the the role of the cryptic gametophyte generation in structuring fern communities.
Olins, Heather
Girguis Lab   G6
I study microbial communities in hydrothermal vent environments. I am currently investigating carbon fixation rates and pathways, the difference between microbial community composition and activity, and the role that mineralogy plays in microbial community structure, succession, and metabolism.
Panzarino, Jessica
Girguis Lab   G2

Peters, Jacob
Mahadevan Lab   G4

Pham, Jenny
Hartl Lab   G4

Piper, Julia
Desai Lab   G3

Povilus, Rebecca
Friedman Lab   G6

Powell, Thomas
Moorcroft Lab   G7+

Prado-Irwin, Sofia
Losos Lab   G1

Ranc, Nathan
Moorcroft Lab   G2

Rice, Benjamin
Hartl Lab   G3

Rice, Daniel
Desai Lab   G3

Rojas Echenique, José
Desai Lab   G5
I’m working towards an understanding of the physiological traits and interactions that make up a model fitness landscape: the central carbon metabolism of Methylobacterium extorquens.
Russell, Shelbi
Cavanaugh Lab   G6

Salcedo, Mary
Mahadevan Lab   G3

Salzman, Shayla
Pierce Lab   G3

Schmitt, Carl
Edwards Lab   G1

Schoonderwoerd, Kristel
Friedman Lab   G1

Sefton, Elizabeth
Hanken Lab   G7+

Shultz, Allison
Edwards Lab   G5
I am interested in the evolution of complex phenotypic traits, and how these phenotypes and genotypes relate to diversity. Currently, I am using genomic tools to study phylogeography and adaptation to disease in the House Finch.
Sinai, Sam
Nowak Lab   G2

Souza de Medeiros, Bruno
Farrell Lab   G5
I study the origin and diversification of the most diverse animal family: curculionid beetles. By studying taxonomy, natural history, ecology and phylogenetics of selected taxa, I want to understand what processes generated the over 60,000 known species in this group.
Switzer, Callin
Hopkins Lab   G4
I am interested in biomechanics and plant-animal interactions.
Taylor-Burt, Kari
Biewener Lab   G3

Treibergs, Kira
Woollacott Lab   G4
I am interested in marine invertebrate coloniality, larval biology, and the evolution of division of labor in bryozoans.

Utter, Daniel
Cavanaugh Lab   G1

Veller, Carl
Nowak Lab   G2

Vitti, Joseph
Sabeti Lab   G4

Wainwright, Dylan
Lauder Lab   G3

Wang, Zhengyang
Naomi Pierce Lab   G1

Wilton, Peter
Wakeley Lab   G5
I am interested in the theoretical population genetics of population structure, population divergence, and speciation.
Wooldridge, Tyler
Hoekstra Lab   G1

Xue, James
Sabeti Lab   G1

Yu, Jingyi
Zhang Lab   G7

Zhai, Xuemei
McCarthy Lab   G6

Zimmerman, Kolea
Hartl Lab   G6
I study fungal life history traits including germination and senescence. I’m interested in comparing asexual and sexual reproduction from an evolutionary perspective. I’m exploring patterns and mechanisms of organismal senescence or "aging" within the fungal kingdom, with a particular focus on the role of calcium signaling and mitochondria.