Zoology Graduate Student Roster

 

 

Below are listed current Ph.D. and M.S. students, their research interests, and their contact information.


Baker, Denae
Advisor: Richard Snider
bakerde1@msu.edu

Ballew, Nicholas
Ph.D. Topic: Personality variation in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and its ecological and evolutionary consequences under different angling regimes
Advisor: Gary Mittelbach
ballewn1@msu.edu

Baumgartner, Beth
M.S. Topic: Evaluation of educational effectiveness of both real and virtual immersion exhibits
Advisor: Richard Snider
baumga62@msu.edu

Booms, Andy
Ph.D. Topic: Gene flow in spotted hyenas
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
boomsan1@msu.edu

Brady, Briana
Advisor: Juli Wade
bradybr3@msu.edu

Brady, Melissa
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
bradymel@msu.edu

Cavalieri, Cybil
Advisor: Barbara Lundrigan
cavali13@msu.edu

Celi, Jorge
Ph.D. Topic: Hydrological controls of riverine ecosystems of the Napo River (Amazon Basin): implications for the management and conservation of diversity
Advisor: Stephen Hamilton
celijorg@msu.edu

Chaput, Audra
Advisor: Jenny Boughman
chaputau@msu.edu

Chari, Sudarshan
Advisor: Ian Dworkin
charisud@msu.edu

Dammerman, Kari
Ph.D. Topic: Developmental plasticity and behavior of larval lake sturgeon in an anthropogenically-modified habitat
Advisor: Kim Scribner
dammerma@msu.edu

DeNieu, Michael
Advisor: Ian Dworkin
denieumi@msu.edu

Desotelle, Micaleila
Ph.D. Topic: Food web patterns and nutrient cycling in river ecosystems
Advisor: Stephen Hamilton
desotell@msu.edu

Draheim, Hope
Ph.D Topic: Landscape genetics of black bears
Advisor: Dr. Kim Scribner
draheimh@msu.edu

Dreyer, Austin
Ph.D. Topic: Scaling relationships of Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Alexander Shingleton
dreyerau@msu.edu

Eaton, Rachael
Ph.D. Topic: Behavioral ecology of avian foraging and predator-prey dynamics.
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
eatonrac@msu.edu

Florn, Aaron
Advisor: Richard Hill
flornaar@msu.edu

Garnett, Sara
Ph.D. Topic: Kin-directed growth as a strategy to maximize inclusive fitness
Advisor: Thomas Getty
garnett3@msu.edu

Green, David
Ph.D Topic: Implications of spotted hyena demography and behavior for the conservation of African biodiversity
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
greend31@msu.edu

Greenberg, Julia
Ph.D. Topic: Developmental Flexibility in Spotted Hyenas: The Role of Maternal and Anthropogenic Effects
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
greenb84@msu.edu

Hall, Kevin
Advisor: Barry Williams
kwhall@msu.edu

Hanly, Patrick

Ph.D Topic: The influence of dispersal on plankton metacommunity dynamics
Advisor: Gary Mittelbach
hanlypat@msu.edu

Haslun, Joshua
Advisor: Nathaniel Ostrom
joshua.haslun@tamucc.edu

Hauff, Briana
Ph.D. Topic: Impacts of local stress on coral symbionts in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Implications of genetic variance for conservation strategies
Advisor: Peggy Ostrom
hauffbri@msu.edu

Heinlein, Julianne
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
heinlei2@msu.edu

Howell, Paige
Advisor: Kim Scribner
howellp@msu.edu

Hunt, Seth
Ph.D. Topic: Sediment nutrient effects on oxygen demand in streams
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
huntseth@msu.edu

Ikime, Timothy
M.S. Topic: Applications of Geographic Information System Technology (GIS) to wildlife management in Kenya
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
ikimetim@msu.edu

Ingle, Nicholis
Advisor: Fred Dyer
inglenic@msu.edu

Jones, Sarah Christine
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
joness94@msu.edu

Kamphuis, Benjamin
Advisor: Richard Snider
kamphui7@msu.edu

Kincaid, Dustin
Advisor: Stephen Hamilton
kincai32@msu.edu

Kjelvik, Melissa
Ph.D. Topic: Ecological consequences of the shy/bold behavioral tradeoff in juvenile bluegill sunfish
Advisor: Gary Mittelbach
kjelvikm@msu.edu

Kohn, Cory
Ph.D. Topic: Digital evolution in experimental phylogenetics and molecular evolution
Advisor: Barry Williams
kohncory@msu.edu

Krieg, Cara
Ph.D. Topic: Sex-differences in competitive traits in house wrens
Advisor: Thomas Getty
kriegca1@msu.edu

Kuczynski, Michael
Ph.D. Topic: Influence of life history trade-offs on sexual signaling and sexual selection
Advisor: Thomas Getty
kuczyn8@msu.edu

Larson, Jenna
Advisor: Richard Snider
larson80@msu.edu

Laubach, Zachary
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
laubachz@msu.edu
Ph.D. TopicAssociations of social environment and epigenetic mechanisms underlying individual variation in stress reactivity among spotted hyenas

Lehmann, Kenna
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
lehman29@msu.edu
Ph.D. Topic: The function of vocal communication in spotted hyenas

Lewin, Nora
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
lewinnor@msu.edu

Lin, Shengpan
Ph.D. Topic: Linkages between "Climate change (Extreme events-->Algal blooms) and Water quality
Advisor: Jan Stevenson
shengpan@msu.edu

Lackey (Reynolds), Alycia R.
Ph.D. Topic: Impacts of hybridization and ecology on speciation in threespine stickleback fish
Advisor: Jenny Boughman
reyno340@msu.edu

Liu, Bo
Advisor: Jan Stevenson
liub03@msu.edu

Maddamsetti, Rohan
Ph.D. Topic: Epistasis and rates of evolution
Advisor: Richard Lenski
maddamse@msu.edu

McCormick, Steven
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
mccor187@msu.edu

McGill, Bonnie
Ph.D. Topic: Patterns and processes controlling agricultural lime weathering and consequences for greenhouse gas emissions and water quality.
Advisor: Steve Hamilton
mcgillbo@msu.edu

Meyer, Justin
Ph.D. Topic: The role of enemies in evolutionary diversification; studied with microbes
Advisor: Richard Lenski
meyerju3@msu.edu

Miller, Stephanie A.
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
mill1571@msu.edu

Mobley, Robert
Ph.D. Topic: Evolution of sensory ecology in threespine sticklebacks
Advisor: Jenny Boughman
mobleyro@msu.edu

Montgomery, Tracy
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
montg215@msu.edu

Morra, Kaycee
Advisor: Peggy Ostrom
morrakay@msu.edu

Nalley, Jakob
Ph.D. Topic: Optimizing algal biofuel production through the lens of community ecology
Advisor: Elena Litchman
nalleja@msu.edu

Niceley, Shannon
Advisor: Richard Snider
niceleys@msu.edu

O'Donnell, Daniel
Ph.D. Topic: Using experimental evolution and trait-based approaches to study phytoplankton community ecology
Advisor: Elena Litchman
odonn146@msu.edu

Orlic, Christian
Ph.D. Topic: Contingency in experimental evolution
Advisor: Richard Lenski
orlicchr@msu.edu

Parigi, Abhijna
Ph.D. Topic: Anti-predator behavioral evolution in Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Ian Dworkin
parigiab@msu.edu

Rossman, Sam
Ph.D. Topic: The foraging ecology of bottlenose dolphins
Advisor: Peggy Ostrom
rossmans@msu.edu

Roels, Steven
Ph.D. Topic: Avian ecology in Panamanian forest restorations
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
steveroels@gmail.com

Salk, Kateri
Advisor: Nathaniel Ostrom
salkkate@msu.edu

Serra, Neem Sophia
Advisor: Ian Dworkin
neem@msu.edu

Shave, Megan
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
shavemeg@msu.edu

Strauss, Eli
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
straus46@msu.edu

Swindler, Leah
Advisor: Richard Snider

Testa, Nick
Advisor: Alexander Shingleton
testanic@msu.edu

Thomas, Mridul
Ph.D. Topic: The effects of temperature on the ecology and evolution of phytoplankton species
Advisor: Elena Litchman
thomasmr@msu.edu

Tran, Mark
Ph.D. Topic: Olfactory-mediated foraging in hermit crabs
Advisor: Richard Hill
tranmark@msu.edu

Turner, Caroline
Ph.D. Topic: The effects of ecosystem and evolutionary interactions on resource use and nutrient cycling
Advisor: Richard Lenski
cturner@msu.edu

Turner, Julie
Advisor: Thomas Getty / Kay Holekamp
Turne239@msu.edu

Vaelli, Patric
Advisor: Heather Eisthen
vaellipa@msu.edu

Weigel, Emily
Ph.D. Topic: Sexual selection and decision-making in threespine sticklebacks
Advisor: Jenny Boughman
weigelem@msu.edu

Wegener, Sarah
Advisor: Heather Eisthen
wegene12@msu.edu

Wilburn, Paul
Ph.D. Topic: Genomic signatures and of metabolic contraints in spatially endemic photosynthetic eukaryotes
Advisor: Elena Litchman
wilburn4@msu.edu

Williams, Sean
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
willi523@msu.edu

Wiser, Michael
Advisor: Richard Lenski
wisermic@msu.edu