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Prabha Amarasinghe
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · 351 Dickinson Hall
  • Email: pamarasinghe@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics, biogeography and plant evolution
  • Advisor: Nico Cellinese
  • Link: Prabha Amarasinghe

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David Anderson
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 609 Carr Hall
  • Email: daan4786@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Physiology, climate change, theoretical ecology
  • Advisor: Jamie Gillooly

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Ian Ausprey Ian Ausprey
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Lucas Boatwright Lucas Boatwright
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: lboat@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Non-model transcriptome assembly, differential expression and functional annotation
  • Advisor: William Barbazuk

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Laura Brenskelle
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: lbrensk@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Biodiversity informatics and scientific data management
  • Advisor: Robert Guralnick

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Marguerite Bunker
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 521 Bartram Hall
  • Email: mbunker@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Fern phylogenetics and mating systems
  • Advisor: Emily Sessa

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Sarah Carey Sarah Carey
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Elisabeth Carter
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience · St. Augustine, FL
  • Email: e.carter@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary Cell Biology and Phylogenetics
  • Advisor: Christine Schnitzler

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Nathan Catlin Nathan Catlin
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: ncatlin@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Comparative genomics, phylogenomics, polyploidy
  • Advisor: William Barbazuk

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Tania Chavarria Tania Chavarria
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 318 Carr Hall
  • Email: taniachavarria79@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Population genetics and adaptive variation in Mangrove Warblers in Costa Rica
  • Advisor: Rebecca Kimball

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Shweta Chhajed
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 435 Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: shwetachhajed@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Glucosinolate metabolism, stomatal defense, guard cell signalling, plant pathogen interaction proteomics, metabolomics and plant molecular biology
  • Advisor: Sixue Chen

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Scott Cinel
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity
  • Email: cinel1@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Predator-prey ecology, genomics, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology
  • Advisor: Akito Kawahara
  • Link: Scott D. Cinel | Graduate Student

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Stephanie Cinkovich Stephanie Cinkovich
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 617 Bartram Hall
  • Email: scinkovich@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases
  • Advisor: Juliet Pulliam

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Galen Cobb
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 420 Bartram Hall
  • Email: gcobb@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Ecological genomics, Evolutionary genetics
  • Advisor: Marta Wayne

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Nerine Constant
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 412 Carr Hall
  • Email: nconstant@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Habitat use and foraging ecology of sea turtles, sea turtle conservation and management
  • Advisor: Karen Bjorndal

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Maria Beatriz de Souza Cortez
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: mariacortez@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Population genetics, phylogenetics and phylogeography
  • Advisor: Pam Soltis

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Katrina Cuddy Katrina Cuddy
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 318 Carr Hall
  • Email: kkcuddy@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, actin dynamics, membrane trafficking, protein-protein interactions
  • Advisor: David Oppenheimer

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Lisa David
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: lisaidavid@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant molecular biology, guard cell signaling networks, plant pathogen interactions, proteomics, and metabolomics
  • Advisor: Sixue Chen

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Zachary Emberts Zachary Emberts
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 611 Bartram Hall
  • Email: emberts@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Conflict between natural and sexual selection, mate choice, and male-male competition.
  • Advisor: Colette St. Mary

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Carolyn Enloe
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: __
  • Email: enloecm@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Ecology, phylogeography, conservation genetics, and population genetics of Ammodramus maritimus (Seaside sparrow) in Florida
  • Advisor: Rebecca Kimball

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Jessica Farrell
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience · St. Augustine, FL
  • Email: jessicafarrell@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Pathogenesis and epidemiology of fibropapillomatosis in sea turtles; coral bleaching; reef ecology and conservation
  • Advisor: Mark Martindale

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Adania Flemming Adania Flemming
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: aflemming@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics, biogeography, speciation, and biology of fishes & invertebrates
  • Advisor: Larry Page

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Pauline Fontaine
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 318 Carr Hall
  • Email: pfontaine@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Animal Biology
  • Advisor: Keith Choe

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George Glen
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 412 Carr Hall
  • Email: george.glen@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Sea turtle foraging ecology, reproductive biology and population dynamics
  • Advisor: Karen Bjorndal

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Elizabeth Gordon
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: 123 Bartram Hall
  • Email: egordon31@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Human physiology, fetal microbiome
  • Advisor: David Julian

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Harlan Gough Harlan Gough
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: goughh@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary biology and population genetics
  • Advisor: David Reed

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Alexandra Gulick
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Lauren Hammer
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: lahammer@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution, biogeography, and conservation
  • Advisor: David Reed

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Natya Hans
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 217 Carr Hall
  • Email: nhans@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Computational Biology, Macroevolutionary modeling, Phylogenetics and Genomics
  • Advisor: John (Gordon) Burleigh

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James “Mike” Heaney
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: jheaney@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Orchid anatomy and systematics; Polystachya (Orchidaceae); Systematics of Nolina (Ruscaceae)
  • Advisor: Pamela Soltis

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Alexandra Hernandez
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience · St. Augustine, FL
  • Email: ahernandez6@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution of marine invertebrates, phylogenetics, and bioinformatics
  • Advisor: Joseph Ryan

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Richard Hodel
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · 301B Dickinson Hall
  • Email: hodel@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Phylogeography, population genetics and conservation genetics of neotropical mangroves (Avicennia germinans, Laguncularia racemosa, Rhizophora mangle)
  • Advisor: Douglas Soltis
  • Link: Richard Hodel

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Sharon Holte
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Peter Houlihan Peter Houlihan
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 619 Carr Hall
  • Email: phoulihan@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral ecology, Evolutionary processes, Biogeography, Tropical ecosystems and conservation
  • Advisor: Akito Kawahara
  • Link: Peter R. Houlihan

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Cody Howard Cody Howard
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: cchoward@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant Phylogenetics
  • Advisor: Nicoletta Cellinese
  • Link: Cody Coyotee

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Angkana Huang
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Carr Hall or Emerging Pathogens Institute
  • Email: a.huang@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases in relation to human interventions
  • Advisor: Derek Cummings

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Tongyi Huang
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 310 Carr Hall
  • Email: longstride@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Terrestrial ecosystem dynamics
  • Advisor: Jeremy Lichstein

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Ellen Humbel
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 510 Carr Hall
  • Email: ehumbel@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Courtship behavior, signal complexity, and the evolution of coloration and vision in jumping spiders
  • Advisors: Rebecca Kimball, Lisa Taylor

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Lianne Jacobson
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 616 Bartram Hall
  • Email: liannejacobson@ufl.edu
  • Interests: The evolution of coloniality and the growth dynamics of corals
  • Advisor: Craig Osenberg

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Johanna Jantzen Johanna Jantzen
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: jjantzen@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant systematics and biogeography
  • Advisor: Pam Soltis, Doug Soltis

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Aditi Jayarajan
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: aditij@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Population genetics, biogeography and evolutionary biology
  • Advisor: David Reed

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Christopher Johns
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 510 Carr Hall
  • Email: johns.chris.a@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Phylogenomics, plant-insect interactions, insular biogeography, tropical biodiversity conservation
  • Advisor: Akito Kawahara
  • Link: CHRIS A. JOHNS

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Lindsay Johnson
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: 609 Carr Hall
  • Email: lindsaymjohnson@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary and Population Genetics
  • Advisor: Charles Baer

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Robert Johnson Robert Johnson
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 412 Carr Hall
  • Email: johnson.robert@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Ecology of sea turtles, role of sea turtles in new habitats
  • Advisor: Karen Bjorndal

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Harrison Jones
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · 305 Dickinson Hall
  • Email: harrisonhjones@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Avian mixed-species foraging flocks in fragmented landscapes, behavioral ecology, conservation behavior, ornithology, and tropical ecology
  • Advisors: Todd Palmer, Scott Robinson

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Gregory Jongsma
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: gjongsma@ufl.edu
  • Interests: African amphibian phylogenetics and biogeography
  • Advisor: David Blackburn
  • Link: Greg Jongsma

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Rachel Keeffe
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: rkeeffe@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Morphology, evolution, systematics, amphibians
  • Advisor: David Blackburn

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Taliesin Joaquin Kinser
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · 353 Dickinson Hall
  • Email: tkinser@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Phylogenetic diversity, climate change impacts on plant biodiversity patterns, conservation
  • Advisor: Doug Soltis

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Bonnie Kircher Bonnie Kircher
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 425E Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: kircherb@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary Developmental Biology
  • Advisor: Martin Cohn

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Travis Klee
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 611 Bartram Hall
  • Email: tklee@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral Ecology, Evolution, and the influence of Predator-Prey Interactions in fishes
  • Advisor: Colette St. Mary

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Rebecca Koll
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Leslie Kollar Leslie Kollar
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Christopher Krieg
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Sarah Kurtis
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 617 Bartram Hall
  • Email: sarahkurtis@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Ecology and evolution of avian plumage coloration, molecular phylogenetics, and population genetics
  • Advisor: Rebecca Kimball

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Youl Kwon
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: youlkwon@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Polyploidy in Angiosperms, Pollination Biology
  • Advisor: Doug Soltis

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Alexis Lanza
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience · St. Augustine, FL
  • Email: alexislanza@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Larval development in marine invertebrates; environmental effects on development
  • Advisor: Elaine Seaver

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Francisca Leal Francisca Leal
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: fleal@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Advisor: Martin Cohn

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Kelsey Lewis Kelsey Lewis
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Chuwei Lin
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Carr Hall
  • Email: chuwei.lin@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Proteins involved in stomata movement during stresses
  • Advisor: Alice Harmon

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Qinyin Ling
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: lingqinyin@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Alternative splicing, comparative genomics, phylogenomics
  • Advisor: William (Brad) Barbazuk

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Xiaoxian Liu
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: xiaoxianliu@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant evolution, polyploidy, and alternative splicing
  • Advisor: Douglas Soltis

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Elias Lunsford
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience · St. Augustine, FL
  • Email: elunsford@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Navigation behavior of fishes, sensory biology, and neuroethology
  • Advisor: James Liao

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Blaine Marchant Blaine Marchant
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Anthony Melton
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: aemelton@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Phylogenetics and Plant Systematics
  • Advisor: Pam Soltis, Doug Soltis

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Patrick Milligan Patrick Milligan
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: 411 Carr Hall
  • Email: pmilligan@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Carbon dynamics and plant physiology in East African savannas
  • Advisor: Todd Palmer
  • Link: Savanna Ecology

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Mrinal Mishra
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 311 Bartram Hall
  • Email: mrinalmishra@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Molecular Systematics, Phylogenetics and Bioinformatics
  • Advisor: Michael Miyamoto

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Iwan Molgo
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: imolgo@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics of Vascular plants and polyploidy in the Callisia graminea complex
  • Advisor: Pamela Soltis, Douglas Soltis

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Luis Montalvo
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: ldmontalvo@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Community ecology, avian ecology, landscape ecology
  • Advisor: Scott Robinson

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Jenna Moore Jenna Moore
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · 262 Dickinson Hall
  • Email: jmoore@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Polychaete phylogenetics, biodiversity, & systematics
  • Advisor: Gustav Paulay
  • Link: Jenna Moore, PhD student

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Sean Moran
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: smmoran@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Vertebrate paleontology, mammalian evolution, stable isotope paleoecology
  • Advisor: Bruce MacFadden

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Ryan Moraski
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: ryanmoraski@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant systematics, molecular ecology, biogeography
  • Advisor: Pamela Soltis

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Andre Naranjo
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: aanaranjo@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Comparative Phylogeography, Conservation and Population Genetics
  • Advisor: Pamela Soltis

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Rachel Narducci
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: renarducci@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution, ecology, and functional morphology of armadillos and their closest relatives, with an emphasis on fossil taxa
  • Advisor: Jonathan Bloch

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Felicity Newell
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: fnewell@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Avian ecology, tropical ecology, forest ecology
  • Advisor: Scott Robinson

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Daniel Paluh
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: dpaluh@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Morphological evolution, herpetology, systematics
  • Advisor: David Blackburn

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Matt Palumbo
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 411 Carr Hall
  • Email: mattjp@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant-animal interactions
  • Advisor: Todd Palmer

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Akanksha Pandey
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 618 Carr Hall
  • Email: a.pandey@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Phylogenetics
  • Advisor: Edward Braun

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John Yong Park
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 310 Carr Hall
  • Email: g2njoy@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Terrestrial ecosystem, forest ecosystem, global climate change impacts and adaptation to species dynamics
  • Advisor: Jeremy Lichstein

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James Peniston
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 110 Bartram Hall
  • Email: jimmpen@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary and ecological theory, more specifically the origin and maintenance of biodiversity over long time scales
  • Advisor: Robert Holt

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John Pfeiffer
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: jpfeiffer@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution, Biogeography, Freshwater Bivalves
  • Advisor: Larry Page

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Tania Pineda Enriquez
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: pinedae@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution, Phylogenetic and Systematics of ophiuroids (brittle stars)
  • Advisor: Gustav Paulay

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Jerald Pinson Jerald Pinson
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Jeanette Pirlo
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: jpirlo@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Shark Paleoecology and Integration of Paleontology in the K-12 Classroom
  • Advisor: Bruce MacFadden

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Trey Polvadore
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: polvadore@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Vertebrate wound healing and regeneration
  • Advisor: Malcolm Maden

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Moein Rajaei
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 620 Bartram Hall
  • Email: moeinraja@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary Genetics and Statistics
  • Advisor: Charles Baer

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Lindsey Riibe
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 521 Bartram Hall
  • Email: la.riibe@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics, biogeography and plant conservation
  • Advisor: Emily Sessa

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Rachel Riley
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: rkriley@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Botany
  • Advisor: Nico Cellinese

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Arthur Rudolph
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 616 Bartram Hall
  • Email: rudolph3@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Zoology
  • Advisor: Colette St. Mary

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Javiera Rudolph
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 318 Carr Hall
  • Email: javiera.av@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Disease ecology and population dynamics
  • Advisor: José Miguel Ponciano

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Sayran Saber
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 616 Bartram Hall
  • Email: ssaber@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Quantitative evolutionary biology
  • Advisor: Charles Baer

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Miguel Salinas Saavedra
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
  • Email: mssaavedra@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Experimental Embryology, Evo-Devo and cell biology
  • Advisor: Mark Martindale

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Mark Sandfoss Mark Sandfoss
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 609 Carr Hall
  • Email: mrsandfo@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Herpetology, conservation
  • Advisor: Harvey Lillywhite

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Kristen Sauby Kristen Sauby
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 110 Bartram Hall
  • Email: ksauby@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Spatial, population, and community ecology, and applications of ecological theory, sampling design, and statistical analysis to management and conservation of populations and communities
  • Advisor: Robert Holt

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Ayush Saxena Ayush Saxena
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 609 Carr Hall
  • Email: s.ayush@ufl.edu
  • Interests: How quantitative traits evolve in experimental lines of C.elegans and other organisms
  • Advisor: Charles Baer

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Cassandra Schuchart
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: cschuchart@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Avian behavior and paleobiology
  • Advisor: David Steadman

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Philip Shirk
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 616 Bartram Hall
  • Email: plshirk@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Vertebrate responses to anthropogenic changes, herpetology
  • Advisor: Craig Osenberg

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David Simmons David Simmons
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
  • Email: davidsim@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Developmental Biology and Nervous System Evolution of Early-branching (non-bilaterian) Animals
  • Advisor: Mark Q. Martindale

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Annika Smith
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: annikals@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Floral evolution
  • Advisor: Pamela Soltis, Doug Soltis

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MacKenzie Smith
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: mackenziesmith@ufl.edu
  • Interests: The fossil flora of the Clarno Formation of Oregon which spans from about 50-35 million years ago to reconstruct the local environment and make inferences about global climate
  • Advisor: Steven Manchester

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Luciano Soares Luciano Soares
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 318 Carr Hall
  • Email: lsoares@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Hybridization in sea turtle populations
  • Advisor: Karen Bjorndal

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Luis Soto Luis Soto
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: lso2010@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics and Paleobiology
  • Advisor: Bruce MacFadden

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Robert Spielbauer
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: spielbar@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Paleobotany, Evolutionary Biology, and Phylogenetics
  • Advisor: Steven Manchester

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Spoelhof, Jonathan Jonathan Spoelhof
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: spoelhof.jon@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Autopolyploidy and the consequences of whole-genome duplication in plants
  • Advisor: Pam Soltis, Doug Soltis

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Ryan St. Laurent
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · McGuire Hall
  • Email: rstlaurent@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Biogeography of Lepidoptera
  • Advisor: Akito Kawahara

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Ian Staudenmyer
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: 122 Bartram Hall
  • Email: ijstaud@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Physiological ecology, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology
  • Advisor: Harvey Lillywhite

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Bailey Steinworth
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience · St. Augustine, FL
  • Email: bsteinworth@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Development and evolution of cnidarians
  • Advisor: Mark Martindale

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Rebecca Stubbs
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Shamindri Tennakoon
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: stennakoon@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Invertebrate paleontology
  • Advisor: Michal Kowalewski

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Kathryn Totten
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: 417 Bartram Hall
  • Email: kt2003@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Parasite host co-evolution
  • Advisor: Marta Wayne

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Luke Trimmer-Smith Luke Trimmer-Smith
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Scarlett Tudor Scarlett Tudor
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 611A Bartram Hall
  • Email: studor@ufl.edu
  • Interests: _______
  • Advisor: Colette St. Mary

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Natasha Vitek Natasha Vitek
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 216 Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: nvitek@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Intra-lineage morphological evolution
  • Advisor: Jonathan Bloch

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Mitch Walters
Received Master of Science in Spring 2016
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: mjw246@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral ecology, conservation biology, and ornithology
  • Advisor: Scott Robinson

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Zhuolun Wang
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 318 Carr Hall
  • Email: doro5hy@ufl.edu
  • Interests: I am interested in plant biology, and I also have some confidence in my computer programming skills.
  • Advisor: Bernard Hauser

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Lucille Watkins
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: 409 Carr Hall
  • Email: lucymw@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Flora/fauna interactions under changing climate conditions, ecological disturbance and wildlife epidemiology
  • Advisor: Jamie Gillooly

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Stephanie Wheeler
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: swheele2@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Ornithology, ecology and conservation, which has lead me to my more specific  interest in elevational migration
  • Advisor: Scott Robinson

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Jessica Whelpley
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience · St. Augustine, FL
  • Email: jwhelpley@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution of marine invertebrates in the deep-sea, Genome Evolution, Computational Phylogenetics
  • Advisor: Joseph Ryan

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Niyomi Wijewardena
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: nwijewardena@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Host-parasite interactions, Biogeography, Systematics, Molecular evolution and Population genetics
  • Advisor: David Reed

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Emily Woodruff Emily Woodruff
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Email: emilywoodruff@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution and development, paleontology, and phylogenetics of mammals.
  • Advisor: Jonathan Bloch, Martin Cohn

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Joni Wright
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 318 Carr Hall
  • Email: jwright1855@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary Neurophysiology, Physiological Ecology, and Renal Physiology
  • Advisor: Rebecca Kimball
  • Link: Joni Wright

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Yanagitsuru, Yuzo Yuzo Yanagitsuru
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
  • Email: yyanagit@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Fish swimming, sensory biology, biomechanics
  • Advisor: James Liao

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Min Zhao
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 510 Carr Hall
  • Email: zhao.min@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Birds phylogenetics and biogeography
  • Advisor: Rebecca Kimball

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