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Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology



Graduate Students


UCR is recognized as one of the five most diverse student bodies among public universities ranked both as a Carnegie "high research activity" (top classification) and U. S. News & World Report Tier One institution. The EEOB program is committed to an academic culture that reflects the global community around us.

 

2016-2017 EEOB GSA Officers

President: Katie Johnson
Vice-President: Jamie Dolan
Campus GSA Representative: Emily Naylor
Campus GSA Representative: Lauren Conroy
Website/Newsletter: Sean Wilcox
Outreach Coordinator: Krista LePiane

 

EEOB Current Graduate Students

Current Students by last name  A-C     D-G     H-L     M-R     S-Z

Acosta, Wendy

Email:       wendy.acosta(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Ted Garland

Interests: Exercise physiology, behavior, and dietary choice and metabolism

Jacob Andrew

Andrew, Jacob

Email:       jacob.andrew(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Wendy Saltzman

Interests:  Behavioral neuroendocrinology, physiological and behavioral effects fatherhood has on hormones, metabolics, energetics, and immune response in California mice

Holly Andrews

Andrews, Holly

Email:       holly.andrews(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Darrel Jenerette

Interests:  Global change, plant invasions, biogeochemical cycling, ecological remote sensing, and ecosystem type conversion

eleinis avila

Avila, Eleinis

Email:       eleinis.avila(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Louis Santiago

Interests:  Ecophysiology of photosynthetic stems of plants from arid and semiarid ecosystems

Marcell Cadney

Cadney, Marcell

Email:       marcell.cadney(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Ted Garland

Interests:  Mammalian brain evolution, allometry, negative-frequency dependent selection, and entomology

Gerald Claghorn

Claghorn, Gerald

Email:       gerald.claghorn(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Ted Garland

Interests:  Vertebrate exercise physiology and evolution of locomotor performance traits

Clint Collins

Collins, Clint

Email:       clint.collins(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Tim Higham

Interests:  Herpetology, ecomorphology, habitat-biomechanics relationships, and comparative methods

Lauren Conroy

Conroy, Lauren

Email:        lauren.conroy(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:     Derek Roff

Interests:  Evolution of mating preferences, sexual selection, and behavioral ecology in Gryllus field crickets

sandra correa

Correa Arroyave, Sandra

Email:       sandra.correaarroyave(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Cheryl Hayashi

Interests: 

steven crum

Crum, Steven

Email:        steven.crum(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Darrel Jenerette

Interests:  

Mark DeGuzman

De Guzman, Mark

Email:       mark.deguzman(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Louis Santiago

Interests: Comparative plant physiological ecology, evolution, plant hydraulics, plant functional traits and gradients

shahan derkarabetian

Derkarabetian, Shahan

Email:       shahan.derkarabetian(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:  Cheryl Hayashi (UCR) / Marshall Hedin (SDSU)

Interests: Systematics and evolution of Opiliones, cave adaptation, and arachnids

Cynthia Dick

Dick, Cynthia

Email:       cynthia.dick(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisors:    David Reznick and Cheryl Hayashi

Interests:  Genetics of adaptation

 

jamie dolan

Dolan, Jamie

Email:       jamie.dolan(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Kim Hammond

Interests:  Physiological ecology, physiological trade-offs associated with extremes and/or changing conditions (such as hot/cold temperatures and hypoxic environments)

Kathleen Foster

Foster, Kathleen

Email:       kathleen.foster(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Tim Higham

Interests:  Comparative muscle physiology and biomechanics, kinematics of locomotion in arboreal and terrestrial lizards

sarah freitas

Freitas, Sara

Email:       sara.freitas(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Helen Regan

Interests:  

 

Daniel Goldberg

Goldberg, Daniel

Email:       daniel.goldberg(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    David Reznick

Interests:  Evolution of sexual ornamentation and courtship behavior in poeciliid fishes

Joshua Goldberg

Goldberg, Joshua

Email:       joshua.goldberg(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    David Reznick

Interests:  

owl

Haisten, David

Email:        david.haisten(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:     John Gatesy

Interests:  

sean harrington

Harrington, Sean

Email:        sean.harrington(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:        Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:   Tim Higham and Ted Garland (UCR) /  Tod Reeder (SDSU)

Interests:  Systematics and diversification of snakes, herpetology, and ecomorphology

 

Sean Hayes

Hayes, Sean

Email:       sean.hayes(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Kurt Anderson 

Interests:  Spatial community dynamics, complexity-diversity-stability relationships, and conservation applications

Layla Hiramatsu

Hiramatsu, Layla

Email:        layla.hiramatsu(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:     Ted Garland

Interests:  Exercise physiology and experimental evolution, genetic modeling of behavior

Kevin Jagnandan

Jagnandan, Kevin

Email:       kevin.jagnandan(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Tim Higham

Interests:  Functional morphology, muscle physiology, and biomechanics of feeding and locomotion in vertebrates

Katie Johnson

Johnson, Katie

Email:        katherine.johnson(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:     Chris Clark

Interests:  Animal behavior, song learning in Costa's Hummingbird, and female choice

Jarren Kay

Kay, Jarren

Email:       jarren.kay(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Ted Garland

Interests:  

Ralph Albuquerque

Lacerda De Albuquerque, Ralph

Email:       ralph.albuquerque(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Ted Garland

Interests:  Lizard ecomorphology and adaptations to environmental conditions

Agnese Lanzetti

Lanzetti, Agnese

Email:       agnese.lanzetti(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:  John Gatesy (UCR) / Annalisa Berta (SDSU)

Interests:  Whale anatomy, evolution and systematics

Krista

LePiane, Krista

Email:       krista.lepiane(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Chris Clark

Interests: Ecology, evolution, and biomechanics of silent flight in owls 

Paul Maier

Maier, Paul

Email:        maierpa(at)gmail.com
Track:        Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:   Leonard Nunney (UCR) / Andrew Bohonak (SDSU)

Interests:  Landscape genetics, evolutionary genomics, herpetology, sex chromosome evolution, phylogeography and adaptation of Anaxyrus

brandon mcnellis

McNellis, Brandon

Email:       brandon.mcnellis(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Louis Santiago

Interests:  Tropical plant ecological physiology and ecohydrology of water limited ecosystems

Steve Merkley

Merkley, Steve

Email:       steven.merkley(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Bill Walton

Interests:  Community ecology, food web subsidies, introduced species, freshwater ecology, aquatic insects

Keenan Morrison

Morrison, Keenan

Email:        keenan.morrison(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:     David Reznick

Interests:  Speciation, intergenomic conflict, placentation and Poecilliidae

Brian Muir

Muir, Brian 

Email:       brian.muir(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Leonard Nunney

Interests:  Population genetics of cancer, tumor suppressor genes, Drosophila melanogaster

Brian Myers

Myers, Brian

Email:          brian.myers(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:          Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:    Chris Clark (UCR) / Kevin Burns (SDSU)

Interests:  Behavior, evolution, genetics

Emily Naylor

Naylor, Emily

Email:       emily.naylor(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Tim Higham

Interests:  

Derek O'Meara

O'Meara, Derek

Email:       derek.omeara(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Leonard Nunney

Interests:  Genomic defense

Matt O'Neill

O'Neill, Matt

Email:       matthew.oneill002(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Michael Allen

Interests:  Evolutionary ecology of invasive species-mutualist interactions, conservation biology, and biostatistics

aaron olcerst

Olcerst, Aaron

Email:        aaron.olcerst(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:     Dan Hare

Interests:  Transcriptomic changes associated with plants' induced responses to herbivores, plant volatiles, tritrophic interactions, plant-insect interactions, and chemical ecology

Ketan Patel

Patel, Ketan

Email:       ketan.patel(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:  Bill Walton (UCR) / Andrew Bohonak (SDSU)

Interests:  Population genetics

Juan Pablo Perea

Perea-Rodriguez, Juan Pablo

Email:       juan.perea-rodriguez(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Wendy Saltzman 

Interests: Behavioral neuroendocrinology, evolution of social systems, paternal care, placentophagia, olfactory communication, and Peromyscus californicus

brooke pickett

Pickett, Brooke

Email:       brooke.pickett(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Emma Aronson

Interests:

Alexandra Prokuda

Prokuda, Sasha

Email:        alexandra.prokuda(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:     Derek Roff 

Interests:  Evolutionary quantitative genetics, sexual selection, and maintenance of genetic variation

kenji quides

Quides, Kenji

Email:       kenjiro.quides(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Joel Sachs 

Interests:  Maintenance and mechanisms of microbial symbioses

 

Stephen Rice

Rice, Stephen

Email:       stephen.rice(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:   Kurt Anderson (UCR) / Rulon Clark (SDSU)

Interests:  Landscape Genetics, Herpetology, Mammalogy

Casey Richart

Richart, Casey

Email:        casey.richart(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:        Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology  (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:   Cheryl Hayashi (UCR) / Marshal Hedin (SDSU)

Interests:  Molecular phylogenetics, morphometrics, systematics, species delimitation, alpha taxonomy, cybertaxonomy, biodiversity assessment, conservation, Opiliones, Diplopoda, terrestrial Gastropoda

nathan robinett

Robinett, Nathanael

Email:       nathanael.robinett(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:  Richard Cardullo (UCR) / Forest Rowher (SDSU)

Interests:  Genes, behavior, and evolution

parsa saffarinia

Saffarinia, Parsa

Email:       parsa.saffarinia(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Kurt Anderson

Interests:  

Jennifer Singleton

Singleton, Jennifer

Email:        jennifer.singleton(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:   Ted Garland

Interests:  Behavioral ecology of reptiles, social behavior in familial groups, sexual selection and sexual conflict, kin selection

Stiner, Eric

Email:       eric.stiner(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Leonard Nunney

Interests: 

Jessica Tingle

Tingle, Jessica

Email:      jessica.tingle(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Tim Higham

Interests:  Ecomorphology, biomechanics, herpetology, sidewinding locomotion

Sean Wilcox

Wilcox, Sean

Email:       sean.wilcox(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Chris Clark

Interests:  Behavioral ecology, animal communication, animal performance, courtship displays, sexual selection

Gemma

Zhao, Meng (Gemma)

Email:       meng.zhao(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Wendy Saltzman 

Interests:  Behavioral endocrinology, physiology, stress, parental behavior, and the California mouse

vicky zhuang

Zhuang, Vicky

Email:      mingna.zhuang(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:   Tim Higham

Interests:


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