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Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

sa4393@ufl.edu
Interests: Paleobotany
 
Advisor: Steven Manchester
Degree Program: Ph.D.


iausprey@ufl.edu
Interests: Avian ecology, tropical biology, landscape ecology, conservation biology
 
Advisor: Scott Robinson
Degree Program: M.S.


mbentz314@ufl.edu
Interests: Host-Parasite interactions, behavioral and evolutionary ecology
 
Advisor: Marta Wayne
Degree Program: Ph.D.
309 Carr Hall

gblohm@ufl.edu
Interests: Ecology and Evolution of Virulence
 
Advisor: José Miguel Ponciano
Degree Program: Ph.D.


lboat@ufl.edu
Advisor: William Barbazuk
Degree Program: Ph.D.
521 Bartram Hall

nbotteri@ufl.edu
Interests: Developmental and reproductive physiology
 
Advisor: Louis Guillette
Degree Program: Ph.D.
616 Bartram Hall

anyabrown@ufl.edu
Interests: Coral reef ecology, community ecology.
 
Advisor: Craig Osenberg
Degree Program: Ph.D.
310A Bartram Hall

kuba@ufl.edu
Interests: Reproductive physiology
 
Advisor: Louis Guillette
Degree Program: Ph.D.
611A Bartram Hall

vcannataro@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolution, Multicellularity, and Cancer
 
Advisor: Colette St. Mary
Degree Program: Ph.D.


sarah.carey@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolutionary genetics
 
Advisor: Stuart McDaniel
Degree Program: Ph.D.


ncatlin@ufl.edu
Interests: Comparative genomics, phylogenomics, polyploidy
 
Advisor: William Barbazuk
Degree Program: Ph.D.
318 Carr Hall

taniachavarria79@ufl.edu
Interests: Zoology
 
Advisor: Rebecca Kimball
Degree Program: Ph.D.
617 Bartram Hall

scinkovich@ufl.edu
Interests: Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases
 
Advisor: Juliet Pulliam
Degree Program: Ph.D.
385J Dickinson Hall

pcorogin@ufl.edu
Interests: Systematics of vascular plants; biology of the genus Sideroxylon in North America
 
Advisor: Walter Judd
Degree Program: Ph.D.
123 Bartram Hall

tcrombie@ufl.edu
Advisor: David Julian
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

andy.crowl@ufl.edu
Interests: Plant phylogenetics and Mediterranean biogeography
 
Advisor: Nicoletta Cellinese
Degree Program: Ph.D.
318 Carr Hall

kkcuddy@ufl.edu
Degree Program: M.S.
617A Bartram Hall and EPI

biswadeepdhar@ufl.edu
Interests: Disease Ecology, Emerging diseases, Epidemiology/Public Health and Biomathematics.
 
Advisor: Juliet Pulliam
Degree Program: Ph.D.


emberts@ufl.edu
Advisor: Colette St. Mary
Degree Program: Ph.D.
Dickinson Hall

evansnat@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolutionary history of marine invertebrates, especially crustaceans. Systematics, biogeography, speciation and morphological evolution.
 
Advisor: Gustav Paulay
Degree Program: Ph.D.
321 Bartram Hall

pfontaine@ufl.edu
Interests: Animal Biology
 
Advisor: Keith Choe
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

nicogarcia@ufl.edu
Advisor: Pamela Soltis
Degree Program: Ph.D.
620B Bartram Hall

m.gil@ufl.edu
Interests: Interests: community and landscape ecology, biological conservation
 
Advisor: Craig Osenberg
Degree Program: Ph.D.


g0ddengr@ufl.edu
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

jugomez@ufl.edu
Advisor: Scott Robinson
Degree Program: Ph.D.


laurenagonzalez@ufl.edu
Interests: Phylogenetics and historical biogeography
 
Advisor: Pamela Soltis
Degree Program: Ph.D.


goughh@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolutionary biology and population genetics
 
Advisor: David Reed
Degree Program: Ph.D.
CGRC

mlgredler@ufl.edu
Interests: Developmental genetics and morphogenesis
 
Advisor: Martin Cohn
Degree Program: M.S.
411 Carr Hall

tguy@ufl.edu
Interests: Community ecology, anthropogenic effects on ecosystems, and conservation management.
 
Advisor: Todd Palmer
Degree Program: Ph.D.
616 Bartram Hall

hamman@ufl.edu
Advisor: Craig Osenberg
Degree Program: Ph.D.
318 Carr Hall

hankin@ufl.edu
Interests: Avian phylogenetics, evolution, conservation
 
Advisor: Rebecca Kimball
Degree Program: M.S.
FLMNH

aharrington@flmnh.ufl.edu
Interests: Paleontology, comparative anatomy, evolutionary morphology
 
Advisor: Jonathan Bloch
Degree Program: Ph.D.


jheaney@ufl.edu
Advisor: Pamela Soltis
Degree Program: Ph.D.
CGRC

amherrer@ufl.edu
Interests: Developmental biology
 
Advisor: Martin Cohn
Degree Program: Ph.D.
353 Dickinson Hall

hodel@ufl.edu
Interests: Phylogeography, population genetics and conservation genetics of neotropical mangroves (Avicennia germinans, Laguncularia racemosa, Rhizophora mangle)
 
Advisor: Douglas Soltis
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

sharonholte@ufl.edu
Advisor: David Steadman
Degree Program: Ph.D.
619 Carr Hall

phoulihan@ufl.edu
Interests: Behavioral ecology, Evolutionary processes, Biogeography, Tropical ecosystems and conservation
 
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Degree Program: Ph.D.


cchoward@ufl.edu
Interests: Plant Phylogenetics
 
Advisor: Nicoletta Cellinese
Degree Program: Ph.D.
318 Carr Hall

ping@ufl.edu
Degree Program: Ph.D.
310 Carr Hall

longstride@ufl.edu
Interests: Terrestrial ecosystem dynamics
 
Advisor: Jeremy Lichstein
Degree Program: Ph.D.
616 Bartram Hall

liannejacobson@ufl.edu
Advisor: Craig Osenberg
Degree Program: Ph.D.
616 Bartram Hall

jiao.jing@ufl.edu
Interests: Spatial and Theoretical Ecology
 
Advisor: Craig Osenberg
Degree Program: M.S.


cjohns@flmnh.ufl.edu
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Degree Program: M.S.


lindsaymjohnson@ufl.edu
Advisor: Charles Baer
Degree Program: Ph.D.
412 Carr Hall

johnson.robert@ufl.edu
Interests: Ecology of sea turtles, role of sea turtles in new habitats
 
Advisor: Karen Bjorndal
Degree Program: M.S.
220 Carr

barrykaminsky@ufl.edu
Interests: Ecosystem function, ecological genetics, lichens
 
Advisor: Michelle Mack, Stuart McDaniel
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

kilmerj@ufl.edu
Advisor: David Steadman
Degree Program: Ph.D.
CGRC

kircherb@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolutionary Developmental Biology
 
Advisor: Martin Cohn
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

rebecca.koll@ufl.edu
Interests: Palynology and paleobotany
 
Advisor: Steven Manchester
Degree Program: Ph.D.


kollarlm@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolutionary genetics
 
Advisor: Stuart McDaniel
Degree Program: Ph.D.
619 Carr Hall

ambuj@ufl.edu
Interests: Molecular Dynamics and Evolution
 
Advisor: Rebecca Kimball
Degree Program: Ph.D.


jblandis@ufl.edu
Interests: Botany
 
Advisor: Pamela Soltis
Degree Program: Ph.D.
Whitney Marine Lab

alexislanza@ufl.edu
Interests: Larval development in marine invertebrates; environmental effects on development
 
Advisor:
Degree Program: Ph.D.
CGRC

fleal@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolutionary developmental biology
 
Advisor: Martin Cohn
Degree Program: Ph.D.
425F CGRC

lewis23a@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolutionary developmental biology, developmental biology
 
Advisor: Martin Cohn
Degree Program: Ph.D.


xiaoxianliu@ufl.edu
Advisor: Douglas Soltis
Degree Program: Ph.D.
Dickinson Hall

dbmarchant@ufl.edu
Interests: Plant evolution, polyploidy
 
Advisor: Douglas Soltis, Pamela Soltis
Degree Program: M.S.
510 Carr Hall

simon.mcclung@ufl.edu
Interests: Forest Ecosystem Ecology
 
Advisor: Michelle Mack
Degree Program: Ph.D.
CGRC

wmei@ufl.edu
Interests: Comparative genomics, alternative splicing, phylogenomics
 
Advisor: William Barbazuk
Degree Program: Ph.D.


pmejia@flmnh.ufl.edu
Interests: Paleobotany and paleopalynology
 
Advisor: Steven Manchester
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

creat79@ufl.edu
Interests: Systematics, evolution and ecology of marine invertebrates
 
Advisor: Gustav Paulay
Degree Program: Ph.D.


imolgo@ufl.edu
Degree Program: Ph.D.
262 Dickinson Hall

jmoore@ufl.edu
Interests: Polychaete phylogenetics, biodiversity, & systematics.
 
Advisor: Gustav Paulay
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

ryanmoraski@ufl.edu
Interests: Plant systematics, molecular ecology, biogeography
 
Advisor: Pamela Soltis
Degree Program: Ph.D.


fnewell@ufl.edu
Interests: Avian ecology, tropical ecology, forest ecology
 
Advisor: Scott Robinson
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

pnorby@ufl.edu
Advisor: Gustav Paulay
Degree Program: Ph.D.
412 Carr

mpajuelo@ufl.edu
Interests: Sea turtle migrations & foraging ecology
 
Advisor: Karen Bjorndal
Degree Program: Ph.D.


dpalow@ufl.edu
Advisor: Kaoru Kitajima
Degree Program: Ph.D.
411 Carr Hall

mattjp@ufl.edu
Interests: Plant-animal interactions
 
Advisor: Todd Palmer
Degree Program: Ph.D.
618 Carr Hall

a.pandey@ufl.edu
Interests: Phylogenetics
 
Advisor: Edward Braun
Degree Program: Ph.D.
609A Carr Hall

jpfaller@ufl.edu
Interests: Ecology and evolution of rafting crabs; biology and conservation of sea turtles; epibiosis of marine vertebrates
 
Advisor: Karen Bjorndal
Degree Program: M.S.


jpfeiffer@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolution, Biogeography, Freshwater Bivalves
 
Advisor: Larry Page
Degree Program: Ph.D.


pimientoc@ufl.edu
Advisor: Bruce MacFadden
Degree Program: Ph.D.


pinedae@ufl.edu
Advisor: Gustav Paulay
Degree Program: M.S.
609A Carr

jlpino@ufl.edu
Interests: Tropical ecology, neotropical mammalogy and phylogeography
 
Advisor: Steven Phelps
Degree Program: Ph.D.


jbp4166@ufl.edu
Interests: Fern phylogenetics and systematics
 
Advisor: Emily Sessa
Degree Program: Ph.D.
311 Bartram

fqiu@ufl.edu
Advisor: Michael Miyamoto
Degree Program: Ph.D.
511 BAR

aroopsind@ufl.edu
Interests: Tropical Forest Management and Conservation
 
Advisor: Francis Putz
Degree Program: Ph.D.
616 Bartram

rudolph3@ufl.edu
Advisor: Colette St. Mary
Degree Program: Ph.D.
609 Carr

nrukt00@ufl.edu
Advisor: David Smith
Degree Program: Ph.D.
511 BAR

r.ruslandi@ufl.edu
Interests: Tropical Forest Ecology and Management
 
Advisor: Francis Putz
Degree Program: Ph.D.


mssaavedra@ufl.edu
Advisor:
Degree Program: Ph.D.
517 Carr

vsalmon@ufl.edu
Advisor: Edward Schuur
Degree Program: Ph.D.
609 Carr Hall

mrsandfo@ufl.edu
Interests: Herpetology, conservation.
 
Advisor: Harvey Lillywhite
Degree Program: Ph.D.
410 Bartram

dsasson@ufl.edu
Interests: Behavioral ecology
 
Advisor: H. Brockmann
Degree Program: Ph.D.
110 Bartram

ksauby@ufl.edu
Advisor: Robert Holt
Degree Program: Ph.D.


s.ayush@ufl.edu
Advisor: Charles Baer
Degree Program: Ph.D.


claudia@ufl.edu
Degree Program: Ph.D.


stein@ufl.edu
Degree Program: Ph.D.
616 BAR

plshirk@ufl.edu
Interests: Vertebrate responses to anthropogenic changes, herpetology.
 
Advisor: Craig Osenberg
Degree Program: Ph.D.
Whitney Lab

davidsim@ufl.edu
Interests: Developmental Biology and Nervous System Evolution of Early-branching (non-bilaterian) Animals.
 
Advisor:
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

slapcin@ufl.edu
Interests: Systematics and phylogeography of terrestrial mollusks
 
Advisor: Gustav Paulay
Degree Program: Ph.D.
318 Carr

lsoares@ufl.edu
Interests: Hybridization in sea turtle populations
 
Advisor: Karen Bjorndal
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

lso2010@ufl.edu
Interests: Systematics and Paleobiology
 
Advisor: Bruce MacFadden
Degree Program: M.S.
FLMNH

kspeer@ufl.edu
Interests: Biogeography of small mammals, host-parasite coevolution, and conservation
 
Advisor: David Reed
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

jstarmer@ufl.edu
Interests: Biogeography and biodiversity
 
Advisor: Gustav Paulay
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

stubbsrl@ufl.edu
Interests: Biogeography, systematics, and plant evolution.
 
Advisor: Nicoletta Cellinese
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

gwstull@ufl.edu
Degree Program: Ph.D.
327 Bartram Hall

lanlantang@ufl.edu
Interests: Stress biology and aging
 
Advisor: Keith Choe
Degree Program: Ph.D.
CGRC

otarazona@ufl.edu
Interests: Evolutionary developmental biology
 
Advisor: Martin Cohn
Degree Program: M.S.
FLMNH

juvita@ufl.edu
Interests: Vertebrate Paleontology
 
Advisor: Bruce MacFadden
Degree Program: Ph.D.
218 Carr Hall

gtiley@ufl.edu
Interests: Molecular Evolution, Genome Evolution, Computational Phylogenetics
 
Advisor: John Burleigh
Degree Program: M.S.
609 Carr

trimmersmith@ufl.edu
Interests: Disease emergence
 
Advisor: Juliet Pulliam
Degree Program: Ph.D.
611A Bartram

studor@ufl.edu
Advisor: Colette St. Mary
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

jungvari@ufl.edu
Interests: Ecology and evolution of bird communities
 
Advisor: Scott Robinson
Degree Program: M.S.
412 Carr

svanmontfrans@ufl.edu
Interests: Marine ecology
 
Advisor: Brian Silliman
Degree Program: Ph.D.


cvath@ufl.edu
Interests: Primate Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Natural Resource Management
 
Advisor: Scott Robinson
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

clayton.visger@ufl.edu
Interests: Autopolyploidy in Angiosperms
 
Advisor: Douglas Soltis
Degree Program: Ph.D.
216 Carr Hall

nvitek@ufl.edu
Interests: Intra-lineage morphological evolution
 
Advisor: Jonathan Bloch
Degree Program: M.S.
FLMNH

mjw246@ufl.edu
Interests: Behavioral ecology, conservation biology, and ornithology
 
Advisor: Scott Robinson
Degree Program: Ph.D.
511 BAR

thales.west@ufl.edu
Interests: REDD+, improved forest management
 
Advisor: Francis Putz
Degree Program: Ph.D.
FLMNH

emilywoodruff@ufl.edu
Advisor: Jonathan Bloch
Degree Program: M.S.
619 Carr

apuuli@ufl.edu
Interests: Restoration ecology
 
Advisor: Robert Holt
Degree Program: Ph.D.
325 Bartram

jwright1855@ufl.edu
Advisor: Rebecca Kimball
Degree Program: Ph.D.
309 Carr

rzenil@ufl.edu
Degree Program: Ph.D.
CGRC

tongzhang@ufl.edu
Interests: Guard cell redox signaling
 
Advisor: Sixue Chen