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EEOB Graduate Student Listing

Acosta, Wendy

Email:        wendy.acosta(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:        Physiology
Advisor:    Ted Garland
Interests:  Exercise physiology, behavior, and dietary choice
                  and metabolism

Ahmed, Syed

Email:       syed.ahmed(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    Leonard Nunney
Interests: Bergmann's clines in ectotherms, temperature-size rule, thermal
                 evolution of body size in ectotherms, Drosophila melanogaster

ralph albuquerque

Albuquerque, Ralph

Email:       ralph.albuquerque(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:        Physiology
Advisor:     Ted Garland
Interests:  Lizard ecomorphology and adaptations to environmental conditions

Jacob Andrew

Andrew, Jacob

Email:       jacob.andrew(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Physiology
Advisor:    Wendy Saltzman 
Interests: Behavioral neuroendocrinology; Physiological and behavioral effects
                 fatherhood has on hormones, metabolics, energetics, and immune
                 response in California mice

eleinis avila

Avila, Eleinis

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

Gerald Claghorn

Claghorn, Gerald

Email:       gerald.claghorn(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Physiology
Advisor:    Ted Garland
Interests: Vertebrate exercise physiology and evolution of 
                 locomotor performance traits

Clint Collins

Collins, Clint

Email:        clint.collins(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:        Physiology
Advisor:     Tim Higham
Interests: Herpetology, ecomorphology, habitat-biomechanics
                  relationships, and comparative methods

sandra correa

Correa Arroyave, Sandra

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

steven crum

Crum, Steven

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

Mark DeGuzman

De Guzman, Mark

Email:       mark.deguzman(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:    Louis Santiago
Interests: Comparative plant physiological ecology, evolution, plant
                 hydraulics, plant funtional traits adn gradient

shahan derkarabetian

Derkarabetian, Shahan

Email:       shahan.derkarabetian(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisor:    Cheryl Hayashi (UCR) / Marshall Hedin (SDSU)
Interests:  Systematics and Evolution of Opiliones, Cave Adaptation, Arachnids

Cynthia Dick

Dick, Cynthia

Email:       cynthia.dick(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    David Reznick and Cheryl Hayashi
Interests: Genetics of adaptation

 

jamie dolan

Dolan, Jamie

Email:       jamie.dolan(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Physiology
Advisor:    Kim Hammond
Interests: Physiological ecology, physiological trade-offs associated with extremes and/or changing
                  conditions (such as hot/cold temperatures and hypoxic environments)

chris emerling

Emerling, Christopher

Email:       christopher.emerling(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    Mark Springer
Interests: Evolutionary history, mammalian evolution, opsin genes, the evolution of vision,                                       combining paleontology and neontology, regressive evolution

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Fahimipour, Ashkaan

Email:       ashkaan.fahimpour(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:    Kurt Anderson
Interests: Community assembly, omnivory, dispersal, pattern formation in ecological networks

Kathleen Foster

Foster, Kathleen

Email:       kathleen.foster(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Physiology
Advisor:    Tim Higham
Interests:  Comparative muscle physiology and biomechanics, kinematics
                  of locomotion in arboreal and terrestrial lizards

sarah freitas

Freitas, Sarah

Email:       sarah.freitas(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:    Helen Regan
Interests: 

 

Furness, Andrew

Email:       andrew.furness(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    David Reznick
Interests: Life history evolution, adaptation to environmental unpredictability, and
                evolution of reproductive mode

  Gottscho, Andy

Email:       andrew.gottscho(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisor:    John Gatesy (UCR)/ Tod Reeder (SDSU)
Interests:  Historical biogeography and speciation of lizards (Phrynosomatidae)
                  in western North America

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Haisten, David

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

sean harrington

Harrington, Sean

Email:       sean.harrington(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisor:    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
Track:       Ecology
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
Track:        Physiology
Advisor:     Ted Garland
Interests:  Exercise physiology and experimental evolution,
                   genetic modeling of behavior

Heather Hulton

Hulton VanTassel, Heather

Email:       heather.hulton(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:    Kurt Anderson
Interests: Conservation ecology, community ecology, restoration
                 ecology, climate change, biodiversity, and fragmentation

Kevin Jagnandan

 Jagnandan, Kevin

Email:       kevin.jagnandan(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Physiology
Advisor:   Tim Higham
Interests: Functional morphology, muscle physiology, and biomechanics
                 of feeding and locomotion in vertebrates

Emily Kane

Kane, Emily

Email:       emily.kane(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Physiology
Advisor:    Tim Higham
Interests:  Prey capture, functional integration, biomechanics, 
                  ecomorphology and vertebrates

Jarren Kay

Kay, Jarren

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

sean mcnamara

McNamara, Sean

Email:       sean.mcnamara(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:     Dan Hare
Interests:

brandon mcnellis

McNellis, Brandon

Email:       brandon.mcnellis(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Ecology
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
Track:       Ecology
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
Track:        Evolution
Advisor:    David Reznick
Interests:  Speciation, intergenomic conflict, placentation and poecilliidae

Brian Muir

Muir, Brian 

Email:       brian.muir(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    Leonard Nunney
Interests: Population genetics of cancer, tumor suppressor genes, Drosophila melanogaster

Derek O'Meara

O'Meara, Derek

Email:       derek.omeara(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    Leonard Nunney
Interests: Genomic defense

Matt O'Neill

O'Neill, Matt

Email:        matthew.oneill002(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:        Ecology
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
Track:        Ecology
Advisor:     Dan Hare
Interests:

Juan Pablo Perea

Perea-Rodriguez, Juan Pablo

Email:       juan.perea-rodriguez(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Physiology
Advisor:    Wendy Saltzman 
Interests: Behavioral neuroendocrinology, evolution of social systems,
                 paternal care, placentophagia, olfactory communication,
                 monogamy and Peromyscus californicus

sonia peterson

Peterson, Sonia

Email:       sonia.peterson(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    Leonard Nunney 
Interests: Conservation genetics

 

brooke pickett

Pickett, Brooke

Email:       brooke.pickett(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:     
Interests: 

 
danielle pitt

Pitt, Danielle

Email:       danielle.pitt(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:    Kurt Anderson
Interests: My research focus is on invasive Gambusia affinis (western mosquitofish) and their food
                    web interactions with intraguild predators and prey. I’m broadly interested in
                    conservation ecology, particularly the ecology of invasive species, insects, and
                    freshwater communities.

Alexandra Prokuda

Prokuda, Sasha

Email:        alexandra.prokuda(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:        Evolution
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 
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    Joel Sachs 
Interests: 

 

Regus, John

Email:       john.regus(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    Joel Sachs 
Interests: Evolution of symbiosis

Stephen Rice

Rice, Stephen

Email:         stephen.rice(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:         Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisor:     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)
Advisor:    Cheryl Hayashi (UCR) / Marshal Hedin (SDSU)
Interests: Molecular phylogenetics, morphometrics, systematics, species
                 delimitation, alpha taxonomy, cybertaxonomy, biodiversity
                 assessment, conservation, Opiliones, Diplopoda, terrestrial Gastropoda

ty roach

Roach, Ty

Email:        ty.roach(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:        Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisor:     Joel Sachs (UCR) / Forest Rowher (SDSU)
Interests:   

nathan robinett

Robinett, Nathanael

Email:        nathanael.robinett(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:        Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisor:     Richard Cardullo (UCR) / Forest Rowher (SDSU)
Interests:   Genes, behavior and evolution

Pamela Rueda Cediel

Rueda Cediel, Pamela

Email:       pamela.ruedacediel(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:    Helen Regan
Interests: Conservation biology, population dynamics, and climate change

parsa saffarinia

Saffarinia, Parsa

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

Jennifer Singleton

 Singleton, Jennifer

Email:          jennifer.singleton(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:          Physiology
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
Track:       Evolution
Advisor:    Leonard Nunney
Interests: 

Jia Sun

Sun, Jia

Email:       jia.sun002(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:       Ecology
Advisor:    Dan Hare
Interests: Tritrophic interactions, cue learning/utilization in omnivorous
                 insects, indirect plant mediation of natural enemy behavior

jacob vogenberg

 Vogenberg, Jacob

Email:   jacob.vogenberg(at)email.ucr.edu
Track:   Ecology
Advisor: Louis Santiago
Interests:

sean wilcox

 Wilcox, Sean

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

meng zhao

 Zhao, Meng

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

vicky zhuang

 Zhuang, Vicky

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


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