FSU Biology - Directories - Graduate Students

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Graduate Students

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Each graduate student belongs to one of three administrative areas:



Graduate Student
Abreu, Kristen



3055 King Building ()
Email: kabreu@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Feng



Graduate Student
Akram, Sara



Email: ha20be@my.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Bass



Graduate Student
Alcantara, Fatima



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Underwood



Graduate Student
Ales, Penelope



Email: pales@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Nora Underwood
Second Major Professor: Brian Inouye



Graduate Student
Allen, Alicia



Email:
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr.Winn



Graduate Student
Anderson, Carlie



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Lemmon



Graduate Student
Anthony, Laura

I am broadly interested in the ecology of deep-sea coral and sponge habitats. The majority of earth’s surface consists of deep-sea environments, yet little is known about the organisms that live there. Thus, I aim to understand how environmental processes impact deep-sea coral community distribution, reproduction, and more. I particularly hope to work towards the conservation and stewardship of these understudied ecosystems.

2024 King Building (4295)
Email: lanthony@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Brooke
Second Major Professor: Levitan



Graduate Student
Arambarri, Lorea



Email: larambarri@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Dennis



Graduate Student
Atkins, Erica



4023 King Building (4295)
Email: eatkins2@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Burgess



Graduate Student
Barnes, Danielle



4004 King Building (4295)
Email: dbarnes3@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Burgess



Graduate Student
Bartlett, Daniel



Email: dbartlett@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Gilbert



Graduate Student
Bass, Marena



Email: mbass@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Houpt



Graduate Student
Batabyal, Anandi



Email: ab20if@my.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Baughman, Donavan



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Shantz



Graduate Student
Behrouz Sharif, Shahin



Email: ssharif@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Bell, Tracey



Email: tbell@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Lenhert



Graduate Student
Benoit, Jane

My overarching interest is in the innate and adaptive immune responses to viral pathogens on a molecular level. Host cell-pathogen interactions result in changes in chromatin remodeling and architecture in addition to changes in gene expression and other responses. Understanding the molecular processes behind changes in chromatin states on the nucleosomal level is of great importance to molecular biology and immunology.

Email: jbenoit@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Best, Rachael



Email: rbest@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Levitan



Graduate Student
Bilodeau, Katherine



Email: kbilodeau@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Blanchette, Allie

I am interested in studying how species interactions and human activities play into the resilience of marine ecosystems. There's also a special place in my heart for farmer damselfish.

Email: ablanchette@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Rassweiler



Graduate Student
Booker, William



Email: wbooker@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Lemmon



Graduate Student
Bouaichi, Cecilia



Email: cbouaichi@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Vincis



Graduate Student
Bowman, Randi

I am broadly interested in studying how biodiversity affects ecosystem functioning in coral reef ecosystems. My dissertation research focuses on identifying and predicting spatial and temporal shifts in coral functional diversity in response to anthropogenic stressors, and determining which aspects of functional diversity are key to maintaining high levels of ecosystem functioning in the face of regular disturbance regimes. (Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Email: rbowman@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/about-our-students/graduate-students/
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: McCoy
Second Major Professor: Brooke



Graduate Student
Broussard, Emilie



Email: ebroussard2@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Rokyta



Graduate Student
Brown, Joshua



Email: jbrown@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Vincis



Graduate Student
Bui, Nina

My research investigates the molecular mechanisms of Zika virus pathogenesis in human neural progenitor stem cells. I am interested in Zika virus infection in regards to its high association with congenital birth defects such as infantile Microcephaly.

Email: nbui@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Tang



Graduate Student
Calvert, Cecilia



Email: cec16e@my.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Erickson



Graduate Student
Calvin, Gabriel



Email: gcalvin@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dennis



Graduate Student
Carroll, Christopher



Email: crcarroll@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dennis



Graduate Student
Carson, Lauren



Email: lacarson@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Chakraborty, Trirupa



Email: tc20cz@my.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Chelette, Brandon

My research focuses on the neuromodulatory effects of voluntary exercise and modified diet with a primary concentration on the olfactory bulb.

Email: bmc09e@my.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Debra Fadool



Graduate Student
Cheng, Yichen



Email: yc14b@my.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Tang



Graduate Student
Chitaman, Javed



Email: jchitaman@neuro.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Feng



Graduate Student
Cissell, Ethan

I am interested in predator-prey interactions between bacteriophages and bacteria in aquatic microbial communities. My research focuses on disruptions to these interactions from changing environmental conditions, and the consequences of disruption on bacterial population dynamics.

Email: ecissell@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. McCoy



Graduate Student
Cochran, Brigitte



Email: blc15b@my.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Fadool



Graduate Student
Cote, Jason



Email: jcote@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Houpt



Graduate Student
Datta, Ishwaree



Email: ishwareedatta94@gmail.com
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Bangi



Graduate Student
Davis, Danielle



Email: ddavis8@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Miller



Graduate Student
Dawdy, Ashley

I am primarily interested in the behavioral ecology of elasmobranchs, particularly in dynamic systems. My past research used active and passive acoustic telemetry to investigate movement and habitat use patterns in coastal sharks. I am currently investigating social and mating behavior in the critically endangered smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata). This work contributes to the delineation of essential fish habitat and informs the building of successful species conservation plans.

Email: adawdy@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/students/gradcurrent/
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Grubbs



Graduate Student
Dilliplane, Jacob



Email:
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr.J. Fadool



Graduate Student
Dittmar, Abigail



Email: adittmar@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Nora Underwood



Graduate Student
Dubel, Alexandra



Email: adubel@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Rassweiler



Graduate Student
Dye, Mysia



Email: mdye@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Lemmon



Graduate Student
Ebersole, Madelynn



Email: mebersole@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Storace



Graduate Student
Ellsworth, Schyler



Email: sellsworth@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Rokyta



Graduate Student
Engleman, Abigail



Email: aengleman@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr. McCoy



Graduate Student
Ephron, Jacob



Email: jephron@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: McCoy



Graduate Student
Fillmore, Leslie



Email:
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr.Winn



Graduate Student
Fisher, Gabrielle



Email: gtf17@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Jones



Graduate Student
Fontaine, Natasza



Email: nfontaine@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Mast



Graduate Student
Fuqua, Emily



Email: efuqua@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Brooke



Graduate Student
Garg, Yashika



Email: ygarg@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Stroupe



Graduate Student
Gatlin, Destinee



Email: dgatlin@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Fadool



Graduate Student
Guerrera, Alexa

I am interested in social behavior and how interactions among conspecifics can drive evolutionary processes. Currently, I am studying the effects of male-male competition and female preference on the maintenance of genetic diversity in Trinidadian guppies. Pronouns: she/her/hers

Email: aguerrera@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Hughes



Graduate Student
Hamilton, Blake

My research interests lie in the field of fisheries ecology, more specifically with respect to elasmobranchs and their interactions with other fishes. As part of my masters research, I will be coordinating fishery-independent gillnet and longline surveys in the Florida Big Bend to continue the long-term monitoring of shark and teleost communities in this area, and use this data to investigate temporal and spatial variation in trophic interactions with the help of stable isotope analysis.

Email: bhamilton@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: https://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/about-our-students/graduate-students/
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Grubbs



Graduate Student
Harris, Gabrielle



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Winn



Graduate Student
Hawkins, Morgan



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr.Wulff



Graduate Student
Hill, Heather



Email: hih13@my.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Miller



Graduate Student
Hogan, Michael



Email: mhogan@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Rokyta



Graduate Student
Holzheuser, Chace



Email: c.holzheuser@gmail.com
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Lemmon



Graduate Student
Hooks, Alexandra

I study the cost and benefits of promiscuity in a marine gastropod. I use a variety of field methods, laboratory mating designs, and molecular techniques to explore this question.

Email: ahooks@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Burgess



Graduate Student
Hoq, Rubel



Email: mhoq@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Dennis



Graduate Student
Horacek, Joseph



Email: hjhoracek3@gmail.com
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Ingels



Graduate Student
Hunt, Tyler



Email: thunt@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Erickson



Graduate Student
Imhoff, Johanna

I am interested in many aspects of the ecology of marine fishes. My dissertation research focuses on community ecology of six species of deepwater sharks, particularly on differences in trophic ecology and competition based on taxonomy and depth habitat. I am also studying the effect of trophic ecology on toxicology by studying methylmercury contamination in shark muscle tissue.

Email: imhoff@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: http://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/grad-students#Johanna-Imhoff
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Grubbs



Graduate Student
Jennings, Sarah (Dollie)



Email: sdjennings@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Storace



Graduate Student
Johnson, Nicholas



Email: njohnson@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Steppan



Graduate Student
Jones, Luke

In the Houle lab, I use experimental evolution/artificial selection and whole-genome resequencing, to research parallel genetic evolution between evolved populations of D. melanogaster and D. simulans. These two closely related species offer the ability to evaluate the predictability of genetic evolution in response to an identical selection pressure.

Email: ltjones@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Houle



Graduate Student
Kaplan, Graham



Email: gkaplan@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Feng



Graduate Student
Kettelkamp, Sarah

I am interested in evolutionary genetics, specifically in the context of sexual conflict. My dissertation is focused on understanding the genetics of female resistance to male harm in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Pronouns: she/her

Email: skettelkamp@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: https://sarahkettelkamp.com/
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Travis



Graduate Student
Khadem, Mahdi



Email: mkhadem@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dennis



Graduate Student
Koirtyohann, Kathryn



Email: kkoirtyohann@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Kuzel, Meredith



Email: mkuzel@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: DuVal



Graduate Student
Landi Conde, Daniel



Email: drlandic@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Debra Fadool



Graduate Student
Lawrence, Kylie



Email: klawrence@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Rokyta



Graduate Student
Loeven, Ashley

My research interests lie in understanding intracellular signaling that mediates dietary fat-induced inflammation and irreversible loss of olfactory sensory neurons in mouse models.

Email: aloeven@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Debi Fadool



Graduate Student
Lundstrom, Sierra



Email: slundstrom@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Travis



Graduate Student
Lynn, Jason



Email: jlynn@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. McGinnis



Graduate Student
Ma, Siming



Email: sma@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Zhu



Graduate Student
Mackey, Calvin



Email: cmackey@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Jones



Graduate Student
Manning, Joshua

I am broadly interested in community ecology and the effects of anthropogenic stressors on organismal physiology and ecology. To date, my research has focused on ecological interactions of organisms on coral reefs and the effects of ocean acidification on algal ecology and physiology. My current PhD dissertation research focuses on the role of parrotfish behavior in driving spatial variation in benthic community structure and bioerosion on the fringing coral reefs of Bonaire, Netherlands.

Email: jmanning@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. McCoy



Graduate Student
Marques, Mariela



Email:
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr.Vincis



Graduate Student
Martinez, Mardeliz



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Burgess



Graduate Student
McCollum, Sean



Email: smccollum@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: McCoy



Graduate Student
Medina, Angelica



Email: mmedina@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Tang



Graduate Student
Medina, Melanie



Email: mrmedina@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Levitan



Graduate Student
Miller, Scott



Email: sdmiller@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Rassweiler



Graduate Student
Moe, Brian



Email: bmoe@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Cotton
Second Major Professor: Dr. Travis



Graduate Student
Moseley, Patience



Email: pemoseley@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Fadool



Graduate Student
Mukherjee, Durba



Email: dmukherjee@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Houpt



Graduate Student
Munstermann, Maya



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Okamoto



Graduate Student
Murray, Daniel

My research focus as a member of Stroupe Lab is on microbial enzymes involved in sulfur metabolism, particularly those responsible for sulfur reduction and the biogenesis of associated cofactors. We use a blend of biochemical and structural techniques to answer structure-function mysteries regarding these enzymes.

Email: dmurray@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Stroupe



Graduate Student
Muschett-Bonilla, Annais



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Grubbs



Graduate Student
Mutz, Jessie

I am broadly interested in the ecology and evolution of interacting populations. In particular, my research addresses how intraspecific variation and spatial scale mediate species interactions and scale up to influence population-level outcomes. My dissertation work links the effects of conspecific density on individuals and the effects of density on populations using mathematical models and experiments with the leaf beetle, Leptinotarsa juncta.

Email: jmutz@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Underwood
Second Major Professor: Dr. Inouye



Graduate Student
Neito Morales, Paula



Email:
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr.Francis



Graduate Student
Nudalo, Isanze



Email:
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr.Winn



Graduate Student
Nystrom, Gunnar



Email: gnystrom@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Rokyta



Graduate Student
Ochoa, Ryan



Email:
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. D. Fadool



Graduate Student
Olsen, Kevin

In general I'm interested in the reproduction and recruitment of marine benthic invertebrates. Currently my research is focused on how heterogeneity within colonial corals may contribute to genetic diversity and coral reef resiliency.

Email: kolsen@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Levitan



Graduate Student
Osland, Jared



Email: josland@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Steppan



Graduate Student
Paniagua Montoya, Monica

I am interested in how differences among conspecific individuals impact interactions, population dynamics and community level processes. In particular, I am interested in the tritrophic interactions of plants, herbivores, and enemies of herbivores.

Email: mpaniagua@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Underwood
Second Major Professor: Dr. Inouye



Graduate Student
Parnell, Amber



Email: aparnell@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor:
Second Major Professor: Lyons



Graduate Student
Peterson, Cheston

I�m generally interested in the community ecology of marine fishes, with particular focus on elasmobranchs. For my dissertation I am investigating the effects of a seasonal migration of Blacktip sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus, on coastal seagrass communities in the Florida Big Bend, and I am using this system to evaluate evidence for either top-down control from a single predator species or diffuse predation through several species occupying similar trophic levels.

Email: cpeterson@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: http://marinelab.fsu.edu/people/grad-students#cheston-peterson
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Grubbs



Graduate Student
Pichardo, Fritz



Email: fpichardom@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Mast



Graduate Student
Pluer, Benjamin

I am broadly interested in better understanding the evolution and ecology of microbial symbionts in the digestive system of fish. In particular, I'm interested in identifying the role of digestive system microbial symbionts in alleviating the nutrient loading stress in local freshwater systems, using metagenomic and metaproteomic analysis of key microbial species, to determine contribution to adaptation.

Email: bpluer@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Travis
Second Major Professor: Dr. Hughes



Graduate Student
Powell, Jackson

My research focuses on the potential for evolutionary rescue in marine invertebrates with complex life cycles. I take a quantitative genetics approach to estimate additive genetic variance in, and genetic correlations between, traits in larval and adult life stages. To estimate these variances and correlations, I conduct breeding designs and environmental manipulations using Molgula occidentalis and Bugula neritina, two invertebrates found in nearby shallow subtidal waters.

Email: jpowell@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Burgess



Graduate Student
Qi, Meizhu



Email: mqi@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Debra Fadool



Graduate Student
Quintero Rodriquez, Maria



Email: mquintero@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Bangi



Graduate Student
Ramirez-Bullon, Natali

Rare species are rare for different reasons and in different ways, and understanding the causes of rarity will help refine predictions for the consequences of biodiversity loss. I am interested in understanding what makes a species rare and how some are able to persist at a stable size while others are threatened with imminent extinction. I will conduct field demographic studies to compare rare and common sister taxa, and complement these with manipulations of factors that can promote rarity to identify features that differentiate rare species that are stable from rare species that are threatened by extinction.

Email: nramirez-bullon@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Winn



Graduate Student
Rastegarpouyani, Hosna



Email: hr18d@my.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: FYAC



Graduate Student
Redfern, Bryce



Email: bredfern@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Remedies, Colton



Email: ceremedies@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Feng



Graduate Student
Renfro, Bobbie

I am generally interested in conducting research, teaching, and public outreach related to tropical marine ecology and anthropogenic disturbance. Specifically, my dissertation research explores the effects of nutrient enrichment on Caribbean reef sponges.

Email: brenfro@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Wulff



Graduate Student
Ridall, Aaron

I am broadly interested in understanding how anthropogenic pollution is affecting marine environments. I am particularly interested in how the presence of microplastics changes nutrient availability in subtidal sediments. My current research focuses on quantifying the effects of microplastics on marine biogeochemistry, specifically carbon and nitrogen cycling, in the subtidal sediments of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.

Email: aridall@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Ingels



Graduate Student
Rivers, Pearl

My dissertation research investigates the causes and consequences of variability in mate choice in a tropical lekking passerine bird. By examining variation within and between mate choice bouts in relation to neglected signaling modes and across long temporal scales, I hope to better understand the axes of variation in mate choice and their effects on the evolutionary outcomes of sexual selection.

Email: privers@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. DuVal



Graduate Student
Robertson, Miles



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Cortez



Graduate Student
Roy, Sayantan



Email: sayantanroybcm@yahoo.com
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Yin



Graduate Student
Ruckman, Sarah



Email: sruckman@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Hughes



Graduate Student
Saltzberg, Carl



Email: carlsaltzberg@gmail.com
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Steppan



Graduate Student
Sayed, Sadia



Email: ssayed@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Chadwick



Graduate Student
Scherer, Brendan

My research has two primary directions. The first uses 16s rRNA sequencing to describe endophytic bacterial diversity in mangrove trees, especially Rhizophora mangle. The second direction uses RADseq methods to investigate the ongoing range expansion of R. mangle into the Florida Panhandle and aims to determine the relative importance of long and short-distance dispersal.

Email: bscherer@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: http://mastlab.org/people/brendan-scherer
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Mast



Graduate Student
Schull, Shania



Email: sschull@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Wulff



Graduate Student
Schulte, Lauren



Email: lschulte@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. McGinnis



Graduate Student
Schumm, Matthew

My interests include population dynamics, distributions and evolution of (mostly marine and aquatic) organisms, along with development of new quantitative modeling approaches. A current focus of research is eco-evolutionary impacts of harvest on populations.

Email: mschumm@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: http://sites.google.com/view/mschumm
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Okamoto



Graduate Student
Seibert, Charlie



Email: cseibert@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Fraser



Graduate Student
Shakeshaft, Morgan



Email: mshakeshaft@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Vincis



Graduate Student
Shi, Yun

My research interest focuses on understanding how chromosome segregation is regulated during meiosis.

Email: yshi@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Yu



Graduate Student
Shmatenkova, Anna



Email: as17e@my.fsu.edu
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Skrob-Martin, Samantha



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Travis



Graduate Student
Snyder, Allison

I am interested in how fire affects plant-pollinator communities. In particular, I aim to look at how fire mosaics and fire intensity can affect pollinator survival and plant reproduction in Southeastern pine savanna communities.

Email: asnyder@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Inouye
Second Major Professor: Dr. Underwood



Graduate Student
Song, Sixian



Email: songsixian_apply@163.com
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Fadool



Graduate Student
Spindel, Nathan

My goal is to advance our understanding of how trophic dynamics and environmental change affect the metabolic ecology of size-structured populations. I currently study marine invertebrates in temperate kelp forest ecosystems as model organisms for understanding these dynamics. In the past, I have also studied the physiological ecology of tropical corals and calcifying algae under environmental pressure from ocean acidification.

Email: nspindel@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Okamoto



Graduate Student
Srinivasan, Divyaa



Email: dsrinivasan@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: https://www.bio.fsu.edu/~fraserlab/
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Fraser



Graduate Student
Torrence, Kathleen



Email: kgt14@my.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Steppan



Graduate Student
Turner, Jesse

I am interested in the 3D organization of chromatin within the nucleus and how that relates to other nuclear functions, such as transcription and DNA replication. My current project in the lab is investigating early replication control elements (ERCEs), a discrete class of cis-regulatory elements that act as "enhancers of early replication," but also have roles in maintaining sub-nuclear compartmentalization, transcription, and TAD structure. (he/him/his)

Email: jturner@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Gilbert



Graduate Student
Turpin, Zachary



Email: zturpin@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Bass



Graduate Student
Urlich, Paola



Email: pu19@my.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Vouzas, Athanasios



Email: avouzas@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Gilbert



Graduate Student
Waddell, Nick



Email: nwaddell@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Feng



Graduate Student
Walia, Nidhi



Email: nwalia@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Stroupe



Graduate Student
Wang, Miao



Email: mw18f@my.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Zhu



Graduate Student
Ward-Moses, Matthew



Email: mwardmoses@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Lyons



Graduate Student
Werner, Austin



Email:
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. J. Fadool



Graduate Student
Westervelt, Natalia

Research focus is the role of long tandem repeats on the X chromosome and their involvement in X inactivation and other pathways.

Email: nwestervelt@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Chadwick



Graduate Student
Whalen, Niall



Email: nwhalen@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Erickson



Graduate Student
Whitcher, Courtney

I am broadly interested in the evolution of visual and auditory signals in anuran communication and sexual selection. My current project focuses on examining the role of biofluorescence in mate choice and predation of frogs.

Email: cwhitcher@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Lemmon



Graduate Student
Williams, Videll



Email: vww15@my.fsu.edu
Major Professor: Dennis



Graduate Student
Wintermantel, Michael



Email:
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr.Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr.Levitan



Graduate Student
Witmer, Brandon



Email: blw17b@my.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: McCoy



No grad students

Graduate Student
Yang, Rui



Email: ryang@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Yin



Graduate Student
Yoest, Andrea

My research interests involve X chromosome inactivation and genes expressed exclusively in the X inactivation center (XIC), mainly the X-inactive specific transcript (XIST). I also study posttranslational modifications of the X chromosome and how they are involved in X inactivation and gene expression.

Email: ayoest@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Chadwick



Graduate Student
Zelinka, Chris



Email: czelinka@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Zhao, Peiyao



Email: pzhao@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Gilbert



Graduate Student
Zhao, Yijing

I am interested in studying the impact of Zika virus on cell cycle progression.

Email: yz18@my.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Tang