Current Biology Graduate Students
My current projects investigate the neuroendocrine mechanisms of behavioral plasticity. Using the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata), I am characterizing changes in neuronal activation to explain how prior experiences and genetic lineages shape behavioral patterns.
Disease ecology, quantitative ecology, waterfowl migration.
I am broadly interested in trait evolution, physiology, and conservation. As a PhD student in the Funk lab, I am part of a diverse team working towards uncovering patterns in vulnerability across elevation gradients in tailed frogs.
Ph.D. Student in the Knapp Lab interested in plant and ecosystem ecology and legacy effects of drought
PhD Student in Dr. Cory Williams lab studying the neuroendocrine circuits that drive seasonal feeding shifts in ground squirrels.
I am an aquatic ecologist. I use biota (primarily insects) to look at response to disturbance in stream ecosystems. I am particularly interested in "life below the flow" or invertebrates living in the hyporheic zone.
Alicia is a Masters student, originally from Beatrice, NE. She graduated with her Bachelors in Environmental Studies, with an emphasis in Biology and Water Science. From 2013-2015, she worked in Paraguay as Peace Corps volunteer, organizing projects in environmental conservation, and from 2017-2020, she worked for the EPA in the Biological and Economic Analysis Division, reviewing pesticide registrations. Now as a student at CSU, her thesis project will focus on studying the recovery of plant communities in the Colorado shortgrass stepp after a four-year extreme drought. Her hobbies include photography, crochet, and collecting musical instruments without actually playing them.
I am a PhD candidate in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology advised by Dr. Meena Balgopal. My research focuses on how scientists communicate about and carry out citizen science projects.
I study pulse/press resource dynamics in grassland plant communities.
I'm a Cell and Molecular Biology M.S. student in the Medford lab engineering Arabidopsis thaliana for directed expression of transcription factors.
My background is diverse, I have previously been involved in disease ecology, conservation, and human disease genetics research. I am broadly interested in climate change, conservation, and genetics.
I am a PhD candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology. My research is done in Dr. Garrity's lab where we study embryonic heart development using a zebrafish model.
Thirs year PhD candidate in the Peers lab studying chlorophyll biosynthesis in diatom algae NSF Graduate Research Fellow TA for BZ415-Marine Biology
I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Cell & Molecular Biology Program in Tai Montgomery's Lab. My research interests are focused around regulatory genetic pathways, genomics and computational biology.
My research integrates telomere dynamics, applied conservation genomics, and evolutionary genomics to better understand the effects of climate change on migratory birds.
Plant Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Plant Ecophysiology. Specifically, the ecological impact of solar energy infrastructure in natural systems
I am interested in evolution of DNA replication/recombination and repair machinery. I study how these mechanisms drive variation between, and within, the three genomes housed inside plant cells: i.e nuclear, mitochondrial, and plastid genomes.
A PhD candidate student in Dr. Dan Sloan's lab studying the effects of mitochondrial gene loss by utilizing new RNA sequencing technologies and a biological system that is undergoing rapid mitochondrial tRNA gene loss.
I am a PhD student in the Garrity Lab whose research centers on diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. I also partner with the Amplify Learning Community at CSU, which is a co-curricular residential community, to support and mentor students with marginalized identities in STEM fields.
After teaching middle and high school science for 25 years, I am taking on a new challenge. I research how teachers use place-based education curriculum to teach ecological concepts.