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NameYearDegreeDissertation/Thesis Title Current PositionAdvisor
Lu, Zhipeng
2014Ph.D.Comprehensive analysis of eukaryotic Sm-associated ribonucleoprotein complexes
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Meiners, Matthew2014Ph.D.The mechanism of modulation of the Escherichia coli DNA helicase II (UvrD) unwinding activity, a study of the 2B subdomainDirector of Production and Operations at EpiCypher IncMatson
Cox, Courtney2014Ph.D.Evaluating strategies for restoring parrotfish populations in BelizeDirector of Applied Marine Science at RareBruno
Dhole, Sumit2014Ph.D.Evolution of reproductive traits under pre-and post-mating sexual selectionPostdoctoral Scholar in Mathematical Biology at North Carolina State UniversityServedio
Garcia, Nicholas2014M.S.Leptin's effects on amphibian sexual behaviorClinical Instructor at Alverno LaboratoriesBurmeister
Harunaga, Jill2014Ph.D.Cell and matrix dynamics during branching morphogenesisPostdoctoral Scholar, Research Associate, University of Southern California, Craniofacial Molecular BiologyYamada
Higgins, Jessica2014Ph.D.Rapid evolution and population divergence in response to environmental change in Colias butterliesAssociate Programmer at Nuventra Pharma SciencesKingsolver
Nowotarski, Stephanie2014Ph.D.Roles and interactions of enabled, diaphanous and capping protein in regulation of actin structures in Drosophila developmentPostdoctoral Researcher, The Stowers Institute, Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado's labPeifer
Slevin, Lauren
2014Ph.D.A structural study of conserved centriole duplication machineryGenetic Counselor, SwedishSlep
Valdivia-Acosta, Abel2014Ph.D.Fish assemblages of caribbean coral reefs: Effects of overfishing on coral communities under climate changeOcean Scientist, Center for Biological DiversityBruno
Bono, Lisa2015Ph.D.Competition and the evolution of novel resource use: An experimental test of a virusPostdoctoral Associate, Yale University, Paul Turner's labBurch
MacLean, Heidi Joan2015Ph.D.Adaptation to climate and climate change in Rocky Mountain butterflies: Morphology, physiology, and behaviorScientific Content Developer, OmiicsKingsolver
Olszewski, Julia2015M.S.Obliquely-striated muscle is not just for super-elongationTeacher, East Boston High SchoolKier
Pelton, John
2015Ph.D.Multiple endothelial cells constitute the tip of developing blood vessels and polarize to promote lumen formationScience Teacher at CE Jordan High SchoolBautch
Grode, Kyle
2015Ph.D.Identification of the molecular determinants for regulation of microtubule severing by kataninBiosciences Sales Specialist, Nikon InstrumentsRogers
Kurth, Jessica
2015Ph.D.The effects of body size on soft-bodied burrowersDrug Product Manufacturing Associate II, Teva PharmaceuticalsKier
Schmidt, Emily2015Ph.D.An analysis of individual variation in behaviorBiology teacher at the Bronx High School of Science Pfennig, K.
Trogden, Kathryn2015Ph.D.TOG proteins are spatially regulated by Rac-GSK3β to control interphase microtubule dynamicsProject Manager, Vanderbilt University Medical CenterRogers
Aldredge, Rob2015Ph.D.Examining the causes and consequences of variation in offspring growth and survival in an altricial birdBiologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceSockman
Lima, Thiago2015Ph.D.Local adaptation and reproductive isolation in the copepod Tigriopus californicusSenior Scientist, Abterra BiosciencesWillet
Adamson, Joel2015M.S.The evolution of age-dependent sexual signalsFreelance Writer: Fiction, Science, Mathematics and StatisticsServedio
Carr, Lindsey2016Ph.D.Effects of spatiotemporal variation on benthic community dynamics in the Galapagos IslandsUnknownBruno
Coyle, Jessica2016Ph.D.Trait-based inference of environmental constraints on lichen epiphyte communities at multiple spatial scalesAssistant Professor, Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaHurlbert
Hung, Chao-Wei2016Ph.D.Regulation of membrane traffic by intrinsic and extrinsic mechanismsPostdoc, University of California, San DiegoDuncan
Higgins, Christopher2016Ph.D.Investigating molecular mechanisms underlying morphogenetic cell shape changeAssociate Director of Business Development at Nuventra Pharma SciencesGoldstein
Ladouceur, Anne-Marie2016Ph.D.Molecular mechanisms regulating chromosome size scaling during C. elegans early embryonic developmentMicroscopy Specialist, Advanced BioImaging Facility, McGill UniversityMaddox, P
Lyons, Susan2016Ph.D.Behavioral and monoaminergic responses to the social environment throughout the life of a songbird (Melospiza lincolnii)Senior Science Content Editor, Great MindsSockman
Peck, Kayla2016Ph.D.Characterizing the biochemical determinants governing MERS-coronavirus host rangeBioinformatics Specialist, Thermo Fisher ScientificBurch
Sligar, Laura2016M.A.UnknownProperty Management, Louise Beck PropertiesPfennig, K.
Shanks, Carly2017Ph.D.The Mechanism of Type-A Arabidopsis Response Regulators in Cytokinin Signaling In Arabidopsis thalianaPostdoctoral Researcher, New York UniversityKieber
Greeter, Jeremy2017Ph.D.Damping at Every Turn: Maneuvers and Stability in the Free Flight of Hawkmoth Manduca SextaSenior Technology Commercialization Manager, Berkeley LabHedrick
Heckman, Robert2017Ph.D.Influences of Natural Enemies and Resource Availability in Biological Invasions by PlantsPostdoctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas-Austin, Dr. Juenger's labMitchell
Liu, Yuxiang2017Ph.D.Comparative Analyses of Spatial Cognition in FrogsPostdoc, University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterBurmeister
Kennedy, Leslie
2017Ph.D.The TBX20-CASZ1 Interaction Provides Mechanistic Insight for Dilated Cardiomyopathy PathogenesisIndependent Research Scholar, National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteConlon
Heppert, Jennifer2017Ph.D.Investigating Mechanisms of Mitotic Spindle PositioningPostdoctoral Researcher, University of Tennessee KnoxvilleGoldstein
Tintori, Sophia2017Ph.D.The Initiation of Transcription and Gastrulation in the C. Elegans EmbryoPostdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University; Science FilmmakerGoldstein
Fletcher, Halliday2017Ph.D.The Community Ecology of Plant Parasites: From Coinfections to MetacommunitiesPostdoctoral Researcher, University of ZurichMitchell
Paxton, Avery
2018Ph.D.Species-Habitat Relationships and Community Structure of Reef Fishes Associated with Temperate Hardbottom Reefs of North Carolina, USAResearch Associate, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean SciencesPeterson
Adikes, Rebecca2018Ph.D.The Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics by +Tips and Cross-linking ProteinsPostdoctoral Associate, Stony Brook UniversitySlep
Brothers, Roger2018Ph.D.Population Level and Behavioral Investigations of Geomagnetic Imprinting and Natal Homing in Sea TurtlesPostdoctoral Research Associateship, National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationLohmann, K
Ernst, Dave2018Ph.D.Magnetoreception and Its Neural Basis in Spiny LobstersPostdoctoral Fellow, University of Arkansas, Westerman LabLohmann, K
Yeh, Justin2018Ph.D.The Interaction Between Learning and SpeciationPostdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and CultureServedio
Augustine, Kate
2018Ph.D.Larval Nutrition, Temperature, and Geographic Divergence of Pieris ButterfliesPostdoc at Landcare Research, Auckland NZ Kingsolver
O'Brien, Rebecca2018M.S.PhD Student at Virginia Tech in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Ashley Dayer labPhD Student at Virginia Tech, Ashley Dayer lab; Department of Fish and Wildlife ConservationPfennig, K.
Samson, Julia2018Ph.D.The Fluid Dynamics of Collective Pulsing Behavior in Xeniid CoralsConsultant at the Boston Consulting GroupMiller
Ventura, Robert2018M.S.Sex Differences in Cue Use During Place Learning in Túngara FrogsEpiVax, Inc., Bioinformatics Project ManagerBurmeister
Bezy, Vanessa2019Ph.D.Mass Nesting in Olive Ridley Sea Turtles: Timing, Nearshore Behavior, and Possible Cues for Nesting SynchronizationFounder, President, and Scientific Director of the Wildlife Conservation AssociationLohmann, K
Boudreau, Vincent2019Ph.D.Mitotic Regulation of Nuclear Assembly, Positioning and FunctionPostdoc (joint appointment)--University of California Berkeley (Niyogi lab) and University of California San Francisco (Marshall lab)Maddox, P
de la Serna Buzon, Sofia2019Ph.D.Carry-Over Effects of Resource PolymorphismsPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Cardiology at Boston Children's HospitalPfennig, K.
Langdon, Erin2019Ph.D.RNA-Protein Condensation Patterns the Cytosolic Landscape of a SyncytiumStrategic Alliance Manager at Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardGladfelter
Soyars, Cara2019Ph.D.Using CRISPR/CAS9 Genome Editing to Study CLE Peptide Ligands Regulating Arabidopsis DevelopmentTechnical Specialist in Cell Biology with Thermo Fisher ScientificNimchuk
O'Keeffe, Kayleigh2019Ph.D.Within-host Microbial Interactions and Plant Parasites: From Pairwise Interactions to the MicrobiomePost-doc, Evolution and Ecology of Disease Systems, Dr. Dustin Brisson lab, University of PennsylvaniaMitchell
Serrato-Capuchina, Antonio2019Ph.D.Exploring the Role of Transposable Elements in Reproductive IsolationPostdoctoral Fellow, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard UniversityMatute
Sharma, Kriti2019Ph.D.Illuminating Dark Matter: Light Microscopy and Raman Microspectroscopy Through Transparent Porous Media for Applications in Soil and Sediment Microbial EcologyPostdoctoral Researcher, Caltech, Victoria Orphan's labShank
Akcali, Christopher2019Ph.D.The Evolution of Coral Snake MimicryUnknownD. Pfennig
Brown, Alissa2019Ph.D.The Occurrence of Conspecific Negative Density Dependence in Temperate Forest Trees Varies by Species, Plant Traits, and Environmental ContextPostdoctoral Researcher, Morton ArboretumPeet/White
Poindexter, Derick
2019Ph.D.Comprehensive Systematic Approaches to Understanding Species Diversity: A Case Study Utilizing a Non-model Group of Sedges, Carex Sect. Acrocystis (Cyperaceae)Research Coordinator, North Carolina Botantical GardenWeakley
Rojas, Alison (Earley)2020Ph.D.Creating Genetic Waves: Investigating Genetic Mechanisms of Macrophage Activation and Microglia Development Using ZebrafishScientist at Sio Gene Therapies Shiau
McGirr, Joe2020Ph.D.Genomic Changes Underlying Adaptive Traits and Reproductive Isolation Between Young Species of Cyprinodon PupfishesStaff Scientist (Bioinformatics) with Thermo Fisher ScientificMartin
Taylor, Sara (Snell)2020Ph.D.Understanding Species Distribution and Diversity: Insights from Temporal OccupancySenior Research Fellow, NoviSciHurlbert
Levis, Nicholas2020Ph.D.Plasticity-Led Evolution in NaturePostdoc, Indiana Univeristy, Erik RagsdaleD. Pfennig
Kelly, Audrey2020Ph.D.Variation and Hybridization in the Spadefoot Toads Spea multiplicata and Spea bombifronsResearch Engineering Scientist Associate in the Center for Biomedical Research Support, University of Texas at AustinK. Pfennig
Khatiwada, Sunil2020M.S.Quantity Discrimination in Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus)UnknownBurmeister
Mudge, Laura2020Ph.D.UnknownProject Scientist, Integral ConsultingBruno
Khandelwal, Pranav2021Ph.D.How do Animals Glide in Their Natural Habitat? A Holistic Approach Using the Flying Lizard Draco DussumieriPostdoc, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent SystemsHedrick
Lee, Jeeyun2021Ph.D.Unexpected Paternal Mitochondrial Inheritance in Inter-Population Hybrids, and Salinity Tolerance in Genetically Divergent Populations of the Marine Copepod Tigriopus CalifornicusUnknownWillett
Cannon, Kevin2021Ph.D.Assembly of Septins on Curved Membranes: From Single Molecules to Higher-Order StructuresPostdoc Research Associate, UNC, Richard Baker's labGladfelter
Gerbich, Therese2021Ph.D.Phosphorylation Provides Functional Specificity to Polyq-Dependent Assemblies in a Common CytoplasmPostdoc, Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, Timothy Mitchison's labGladfelter
Moore, Megan Elizabeth2021Ph.D.Climate Change and High Temperature Stress Alter the Outcome of an Ecologically Important Host-Parasitoid InteractionNSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, North Carolina State UniversityKingsolver
Reatini, Bryan2021Ph.D.The Influence of Hybridization on Range DynamicsNSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Arizona, Katrina Dlugosch's labVision
Fadero, Tanner2021Ph.D.Improving long-term, live-cell fluorescence microscopyImaging Scientist, Arcadia ScienceMaddox, P.
Kelly, Patrick2021Ph.D.Adaptive plasticity as a fitness benefit of mate choicePostdoc, North Carolina State University, Christina Zakas’s labPfennig, D.
Alston, Meggan2022Ph.D.Performance and Fitness Consequences of Thermal Stress Across Development and Time in Manduca sextaResearch Specialist at North Dakota State UniversityWillett
Calabrese, Gina2022Ph.D.Variation in Mate Preferences and Signals of the Spadefoot Toad (Spea multiplicata) across Populations and Time: Influence of Reinforcement, Sexual Selection and ClimateNSF Postdoctoral Fellow at UC BoulderPfennig, K
Chen, Catherine2022Ph.D.The Role of Hybridization in Shaping Male and Female Mating BehaviorsStrategic Intelligence Analyst, Arizona State UniversityPfennig, K
Deger, Nazli2022Ph.D.Nucleotide Excision Repair Map of Brosophila at Single Nucleotide ResolutionPost-Doc Research Associate, UNC Chapel Hill, Wolfgang Bergmeier labSancar
James, Sean2022Ph.D.The Haunting Mystery of Stem Cell Regulation: Understanding the Role of POLTERGEIST and RECEPTOR-like Cytoplasmic Kinases in Plant DevelopmentProtein Biochemist, Analytical and Formulation Sciences Group at KBI BiopharmaNimchuk
Monroy-Eklund, Anais2022Ph.D.The Role of Structure in Conserved Long Noncoding RNA MALAT1UnknownLaederach
Naisbett-Jones, Lewis2022Ph.D.Magnetic Navigation, Magnetoreception, and Migration in FishesFisheries Biologist at LGL LimitedLohmann, K
Rader, Jonathan2022Ph.D.Effects of Body Size, Morphological Modularity, and Flight Behavior on the Evolution of Avian Wing ShapePost-Doc Research Associate, UNC Chapel Hill, Daniel Matute labHedrick
Di Cecco, Grace2022Ph.D.Understanding Biodiversity Responses to Global Change: Populations, Communities, and Species DistributionsPostdoctoral Researcher atEagle Rock AnalyticsHurlbert
Sorrell, Cody2022M.S.Geometry and Feature Learning in FrogsInnovation Analyst at RTI Innovation AdvisorsBurmeister
Moglia, Michelle2022M.S.Investigation into the Role of Chance and Error in the Diversification of Host Races in Parasitic CuckoosAssociate at Private Capital MarketsJones, C
McClelland, Kevan2022Ph.D.Studies in the Genus Trichostema GronovLecturer at Elon UniversityWeakley
Ozalp, Kemal2022Ph.D.Dispersal, Movement Patterns, and Antenna Hydrodynamics of Artemia (Anostraca) During DevelopmentPostdoctoral Associate at Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Miller
John, Amala2022Ph.D.The Role of Clavata Signaling in Auxin-dependent Inflorescence Meristem DevelopmentFounding Scientist-Plant Biocemistry at Prose FoodsNimchuk
Goforth, Kayla2023Ph.D.Behavioral processes and mechanisms underlying magnetic navigation in sea turtlesPostdoctoral Research Associate at Texas A&MLohmann, K.
Parker, Anna2023Ph.D.High temperatures and hostplant identity interact to affect success in a tritrophic systemAssistant Teaching Professor at Wake Forest UniversityKingsolver
Van Hoeck, Rebecca2023Ph.D.Marine ecosystems through the lens of soundscape ecology: How biological processes, landsape structure, and anthropogenic activity affect spatiotemporal soundscape patternsNOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy FellowFodrie
Xu, Kuangyi2023Ph.D.On the interplay between selfing and population persistencePostdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at The University of TorontoServedio/Vision
Gould, Katelyn2023Ph.D.Variation in Thermal Sensitivity Among Coral Genotypes, Species, and Habitats: Implications for Improved ResotrationDirector of Restoration Science at Coral VitaBruno
Geyer, Julie2023Ph.D.Temporal and Within-Host Variability of Host Microbiota: Interactions with Plant DiseasePostdoctoral Research Associate at the UNC-CH School of MedicineMitchell
Capone, Haley2023M.S.Effects of Nutrient Availability on the Thermal Optima and Sensitivities of Galapagos SeaweedsResearch Specialist at UNC-CH with John Bruno LabBruno