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

 

2019-2020 EEOB GSA Officers

President: Andrea Keeler
Vice-President: Kristin Edwards
Treasurer: Jason Randall
Campus GSA Representative: Ryan Conway
Campus GSA Representative: Sam Kubica
Website/Newsletter: Marcell Cadney
Outreach Coordinator: Catherine Nguyen
Fundraising Coordinator: Clara Woodie
Union Representative: Jared Anderson-Huxley
Social Media Officer: Peggy Brady

EEOB Grad Student Calendar

Current EEOB Graduate Students

 

Anderson-Huxley, Jared

 

Email:      jared.anderson(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Marko Spasojevic

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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

Visit Holly's Research Website

 

Arquilla

Arquilla, April

 

Email:       april.arquilla(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Wendy Saltzman

Interests:  Reproductive physiology, behavioral endocrinology, parental care, stress physiology

 

Berger

Berger, Ayala
 

Email:       ayala.berger(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:   Chris Clark

Interests: Ecoacoustics, bioacoustics, animal behavior and animal communication the effects of anthropogenic change on acoustics and animal communication

Bougie

Bougie, Tierney
 

Email:       tierney.bougie(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:   (UCR) Alan Brelsford / Marshal Hedin (SDSU)

Interests:  Phylogenetics and evolution of arachnids, systematics and introgressive hybridization of jumping spiders

Brady

Brady, Peggy

 

Email:      peggy.brady(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:   Mark Springer

Interests: Mammalian evolutionary biology using both biogeographical and phylogenetic approaches

 

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Bucior, Erika

 

Email:       erika.bucior(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Lou Santiago 
Interests:  Comparative plant physiological ecology, plant hydraulics and gas exchange, and functional traits under abiotic stress

 

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Buck, Ryan

 

Email:      ryan.buck(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
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Cadney

Cadney, Marcell
 

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

Interests:  Early-life effects of diet and exercise, exercise physiology & behavior  

 

 

Cassady, Anna
 

Email:       anna.cassady(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Kurt Anderson

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Castro

Castro, Alberto
 

Email:       alberto.castro(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Ted Garland

Interests:  Skeletal function and evolution

 

 

Cobos, Anthony
 

Email:       anthony.cobos(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Tim Higham

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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

 

Visit Lauren's Research Website

 

Conway

Conway, Ryan
 

Email:        ryan.conway(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:     Kurt Anderson

Interests:  Freshwater ecology, invasive species, and invertebrates

 

Cosma

Cosma, Christopher
 

Email:       christopher.cosma(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Nicole Rafferty

Interests:  Community ecology, plant-pollinator interactions, global change

 

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Cuff, Aspen

Email:       aspen.cuff(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Polly Campbell

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Cui, Yuwei
 

Email:       yuwei.cui(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:   Len Nunney

Interests: Conservation genetics, population genetics, evolution

 

Danielian

Danielian, Serj
 

Email:       serj.danielian(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:   Helen Regan

Interests: Effects of different patterns of dispersal on metapopulation dynamics

 

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)

 

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Edwards, Kristin
 

Email:       kristin.edwards(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    David Reznick

Interests:  Bony fish evolution and diversification, particularly as seen through the lens of functional ecology and morphology

 

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Fabunan, Rudy

 

Email:      rudy.fabunan(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Interests:

Firebaugh Ornelas, Ariana
 

Email:       ariana.firebaughornelas(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Lou Santiago 

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Freymiller

Freymiller, Grace
 

Email:       grace.freymiller(at)email.ucr.edu 
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:  Tim Higham (UCR) /  (SDSU)

Interests:  Predator-prey coevolution, prey performance during predatory events, kangaroo rat evasions in response to rattlesnake strikes

 

 

Gardner, Sarah
 

Email:       sarah.gardner(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Polly Campbell

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Gedlinske, Lauren

 

Email:       lauren.gedlinske(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   

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Green, Matthew
 

Email:       mgree013(at)ucr.edu
Advisor:   Kurt Anderson

Interests:  Population and community dynamics of aquatic food webs, focusing on dispersal and species interactions with laboratory protist and aquatic communities in Sierra Nevada alpine lake-stream networks

 

Visit Matthew's Research Website

 

Hall

Hall, Elijah
 

Email:       elijah.hall(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Nicole Rafferty

Interests:  Community ecology, plant and pollinator ecology, plant phenology

 

Henderson

Henderson, Elisa

 

Email:       elisa.henderson(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Alan Brelsford

Interests:  population genomics, evolutionary genetics, speciation genomics, hummingbird hybridization

 

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Herbert, Amanda

 

Email:       amanda.herbert(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Tim Higham

Interests:

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Keeler, Andrea

 

Email:        andrea.keeler(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:     Nicole Rafferty

Interests:  Community ecology, global change, plant biology, biogeochemistry, plant-soil microbe interactions

 

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Kim, Su Yeon

 

Email:       suyeon.kim(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Helen Regan

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Kubica

Kubica, Sam
 

Email:       sam.kubica(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Mark Springer

Interests:  Functional morphology of cursorial spines and evolutionary history of cursorial locomotion

 

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Lagunas-Robles, German
 

Email:       german.lagunasrobles(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Alan Brelsford

Interests:  Supergene evolution, sex chromosomes, non-model organism genetics

 

LePiane

LePiane, Krista
 

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

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

 

Levell

Levell, Samantha
 

Email:       samantha.levell(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   David Reznick

Interests: Life history evolution of reproductive methods, specifically matrotrophy (placental) and lecitrophy (yolk)

 

Visit Samantha's Research Website

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Maag, Dylan

 

Email:      dylan.maag(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Alan Brelsford
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Interests:

 

Madsen-McQueen, Tesa

 

Email:       tesa.madsenmcqueen(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Marko Spasojevic

Interests:  

 

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Martinez, Sydney

 

Email:       sydney.martinez(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Darrel Jenerette

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McCann, Erin

 

Email:       erin.mccann(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Marko Spasojevic

Interests:  

McNamara

McNamara, Monica
 

Email:       monica.mcnamara(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Ted Garland

Interests: Exercise, gut microbiome, early-life effects

 

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

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Nakamoto, Bobby

 

Email:       bobby.nakamoto(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Marilyn Fogel

Interests:  

 

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Naylor, Emily
 

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

Interests:  Functional morphology, ecomorphology, biomechanics, and locomotion

 

Nguyen

Nguyen, Catherine

 

Email:       thien.nguyen006(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Wendy Saltzman

Interests:   Animal behavior, parental care and parental characteristics, animal communication, anthropogenic effects

 

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Ostovar, Talieh

 

Email:      talieh.ostovar(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   
Track:       Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology (UCR/SDSU)
Interests:

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Ota, William

 

Email:       william.ota(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Kurt Anderson

Interests:  Urban Ecology, Climate Change, Animal Behavior, Science Advocacy, and Community Ecology

 

Pierce

Pierce, Daniel

 

Email:       daniel.pierce(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Alan Brelsford

Interests:

 

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Prather, Robert
 

Email:        robert.prather(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    David Reznick

Interests: Behavioral, aquatic, and evolutionary ecology, mating system evolution, life history evolution, conservation, sexual selection, dispersal, and frequency-dependent selection

 

Ramirez

Ramirez, Juan
 

Email:        jp.ramirez10@uniandes.edu.co
Track:        Joint Doctoral Program in Evolutionary Biology  (UCR/SDSU)
Advisors:   Marko Spasojevic (UCR) / Tod Reeder (SDSU)

Interests:  

 

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Randall, Jason
 

Email:       jason.randall(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Mark Springer

Interests:  Molecular evolution and systematics in determining phylogenetic relationships

 

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

 

 

Rose-Person, Annika

 

Email:       annika.roseperson(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Nicole Rafferty

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Saffarinia

Saffarinia, Parsa
 

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

Interests:  Influences of flow on food web structure in streams, aquatic community ecology

 

Schwartz

Schwartz, Nicolas

 

Email:       nicolas.schwartz(at)email.ucr.edu
Advisor:    Ted Garland 

Interests:  Evolutionary physiology and anatomy of exercise behavior

 

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Sternes, Phillip

 

Email:      phillip.sternes(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Tim Higham

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Thai, Kevin

 

Email:      kevin.thai001(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Leonard Nunney

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Tingle, Jessica
 

Email:      jessica.tingle(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:   Ted Garland

Interests:  Ecomorphology, biomechanics, herpetology, sidewinding locomotion

Visit Jessica Tingle's Website

 

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Vollin, Marina

 

Email:       marina.vollin(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Tim Higham

Interests:

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Wilcox, Sean
 

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

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

 

Woodie

Woodie, Clara

 

Email:       clara.woodie(at)email.ucr.edu 
Advisor:    Kurt Anderson

Interests: How species interactions change with environmental disturbances and how population dynamics are subsequently affected, ultimately to determine the threat of biodiversity loss due to climate change

 

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