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Alexander Abair
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: aabair@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant systematics and phylogenomics with a focus on the mint family (Lamiaceae)
  • Advisor: Pam Soltis

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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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Carson Arends
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office:
  • Email: carends@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Conservation Biology, Stable Isotope Ecology, and Niche Partitioning of Sea Turtles in St. Joe Bay, FL
  • Advisor: Hannah Vander Zanden

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Ian Ausprey Ian Ausprey
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Anna Becker
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: becker.a@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Botany, plant evolution, systematics, taxonomy, phylogenetics. Evolution of endemic Hawaiian Vaccinium (blueberries): origin and dispersal, subsequent speciation and population movement in diverse biogeographical conditions, examining conditions under which plants have adapted to extreme change rapidly. I am curious to compare morphological and ecological patterns of diversification to a molecular phylogeny of this group, hoping to reveal genetic relationships to local adaptions, exposing drivers of evolution.
  • Advisor: Nico Cellinese

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Michael Belitz
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: mbelitz@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Butterfly conservation, biogeography, and spatiotemporal modeling.
  • Advisor: Robert Guralnick

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Tyler Bowling
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: tbowling2@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Epigenetics, behavior, evolution, sharks
  • Advisor: Gavin Naylor

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Alicia Boyd
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: aliciaboyd@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Regeneration, Genomics, and Developmental Biology
  • Advisor: Elaine Seaver

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David Boyd
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: dboyd@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics and biogeography of Southeast Asian freshwater fishes
  • Advisor: Larry Page

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Pratush Brahma
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: _
  • Email: pratush.brahma@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution, sexual and natural selection
  • Advisor: Colette St. Mary

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Steven Byrum
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · Dickinson Hall
  • Email: s.byrum@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Chondrichthyan evolutionary developmental biology and paleontology
  • Advisor: Gavin Naylor

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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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Caitlin Campbell
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: _
  • Email: caitlincampbell@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Spatial Ecology, Conservation Biology, Animal Migration, and Stable Isotope Ecology
  • Advisor: Hannah Vander Zanden

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Sarah Carey Sarah Carey
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Steve Cassidy
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: stevencassidy@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral Ecology, Disease Ecology, Community Ecology, and Evolution of sociality
  • Advisor: Nick Keiser

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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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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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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: 614 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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Jacob Corll
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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  • Email: jacobcorll@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Molecular Biology, RNA Splicing and the Minor Spliceosome, Genetics Underlying Mammalian Regeneration
  • Advisor: Brad Barbazuk/Malcom Maden

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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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Brittany Cummings
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: bcummings@ufl.edu
  • Interests: _
  • Advisor: Gustav Paulay

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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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Wesley Dillard
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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  • Email: wdillard@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution, Genetics, Vertebrate Morphology
  • Advisor: Gareth Fraser

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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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Izuchukwu Ezukanma
Degree Program: Ph.D

  • Office: 616 Bartram Hall
  • Email: iezukanma@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Bryophyte Ecology
  • Advisor: Stuart McDaniel

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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: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: aflemming@ufl.edu
  • Interests: The ecology of fishes, their role and niche in the environment, their life history as well as understanding how form relates to function
  • Advisor: Bruce MacFadden

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Michelle Gaynor
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History – Dickinson Hall
  • Email: michellegaynor@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Botany, evolutionary biology, and polyploidy
  • Advisor: Pam Soltis

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George Glen
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 614 Carr Hall
  • Email: george.glen@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Sea turtle foraging ecology, reproductive biology and population dynamics
  • Advisor: Karen Bjorndal

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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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Ayress Grinage
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History Herbarium
  • Email: ayress97@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Sabal palms, monocot systematics, speciation, tropical conservation
  • Advisor: Lucas Majure

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Alexandra Gulick
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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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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Arik Hartmann
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office: 421 Carr Hall
  • Email: arikhartmann@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Herpetology, Disease Ecology, Conservation Biology
  • Advisor: Ana Longo

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Lillian Hendrick
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: lhendrick@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Lepidopteran evolution and conservation
  • Advisor: Akito Kawahara

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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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Lauren Holian
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: lholianuf14@ufl.edu
  • Interests: _
  • Advisor: Jamie Gillooly

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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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Indah Huegele
Degree Program: _

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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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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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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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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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Krista Koeller
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: kkoeller3115@ufl.edu
  • Interests: _
  • Advisor: Martin Cohn

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Leslie Kollar
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Christopher Krieg
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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Shelby Krupar
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office:
  • Email: skrupar@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Florida native epiphytes, evolutionary biology, and climate change
  • Advisor: Nico Cellinese

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Lauren Kunselman
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: lkunselman@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Regeneration, and Marine Biology
  • Advisor: Elaine Seaver

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Sarah Kurtis
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 318 Carr 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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Kelsey Lewis Kelsey Lewis
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 425F Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Email: lewis23a@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary developmental biology, developmental biology
  • Advisor: Martin Cohn
  • Link: Kelsey Lewis

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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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Siddarth Machado
Degree Program: _

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Ashley Meade
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: ashleymeade@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Foraging ecology of sea turtles, landscape ecology, and coastal ecosystems
  • Advisor: Karen Bjorndal

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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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Sarah McGrath
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: sarah.mcgrath@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Herpetology, Microbial Ecology, Disease Ecology
  • Advisor: Ana Longo

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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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Dorothy Mitchell
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: dorothy.mitchell@ufl.edu
  • Interests: _
  • Advisor: Mark Martindale

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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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Vanessa Muhl
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office:
  • Email: vanessa.muhl@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Cell & molecular biology. Cell & molecular adaptations of different organism, such as C. teleta and C. elegans , to environmental stressors; and its effect on physiological activities.
  • Advisor: David Julian

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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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Julian Correa Narvaez
Degree Program: Ph.D

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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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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, phenology, near-surface remote sensing, plant functional traits, image processing, pattern recognition
  • Advisor: Jeremy Lichstein

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Jessie Pelosi
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 521 Bartram Hall
  • Email: jessiepelosi@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Gene flow, population genomics, and plant evolution
  • Advisor: Emily Sessa / Brad Barbazuk

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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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Kasey Pham
Degree Program: Ph.D

  • Office:
  • Email: kasey.pham@ufl.edu
  • Interests: phylogenomics and hybridization biology
  • Advisor: Doug Soltis

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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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Yuley Encarnación Piñeyro
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History · 379 Dickinson Hall
  • Email: yuleyencarnacion@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Cactus family, systematics, biogeography, phylogenetics, evolution, conservation and plant diversity in the West Indies
  • Advisor: Lucas Majure

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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: 609 Carr Hall
  • Email: moeinraja@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Advisor: Charles Baer

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Elise Richardson
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office:
  • Email: ear6296@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral disease ecology, entomology, wildlife ecology, conservation biology, vector borne diseases
  • Advisor: Nick Keiser

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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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Lauren Rowan
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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

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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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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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Neeka Sewnath
Degree Program: M.S.

  • Office:
  • Email: nsewnath@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Phylogenetics
  • Advisor: Robert Guralnick

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Samantha Shablin
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: samanthashablin@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Disease ecology, behavioral ecology, herpetology
  • Advisor: Nick Keiser / Ana Longo

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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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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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Luis Soto Luis Soto
Degree Program: Ph.D.

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David Sparks
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: david.sparks@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Ichthyology, behavior, biomechanics, morphology, sensory systems, comparative biology, interactions between domains of knowledge
  • Advisor: Jimmy Liao

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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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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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Bowen Tan
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: 437 Cancer and Genetics Research
  • Email: tanbowen@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant Proteomics
  • Advisor: Sixue Chen

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Emilie-Kate Tavernier
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office: _
  • Email: e.tavernier@ufl.edu
  • Interests: I am studying bryophyte dioecy and sexual dimorphism. Specifically, I am comparing the molecular evolution of two moss species, Physcomitrella patens and Ceratodon purpureus, to view how dioecy has evolved.
  • Advisor: Stuart McDaniel

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

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Maria Vallejo
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: maria.vallejo@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Herpetology, vertebrate paleontology, morphological evolution.
  • Advisor: Jonathan Bloch

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Justin Waletich
Degree Program: _

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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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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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Lauren Whitehurst
Degree Program: _

  • Office: _
  • Email: laurenwhitehurst@ufl.edu
  • Interests: _
  • Advisor: Doug Soltis

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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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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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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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Wenyi Zhou
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: wenyi.zhou@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Avian mixed-species flocks, tropical ecology, ornithology, spatial ecology.
  • Advisor: Scott Robinson

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Bethany Ann Zumwalde
Degree Program: Ph.D.

  • Office:
  • Email: bzumwalde@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant systematics, phylogenomics, population genetics and conservation
  • Advisor: Lucas Majure

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