FSU Biology - Directories - Graduate Students

Graduate Students

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Each graduate student belongs to one of three administrative areas:



Graduate Student
Abotsi, Alberta



Email: ama23e@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Adewole, Taiwo



Email: tsa23@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Agbola, Paul



Email: psa23b@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Ajayi, Benjamin

I research how plant variation reflects evolutionary diversification and the reconstruction of plant genes' evolutionary histories using molecular systematics and morpho-anatomy

Office: 4055 KIN Building
Email: baa23a@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Austin R. Mast



Graduate Student
Akram, Sara



Office: King Life Science Building Building
Email: ha20be@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Hank W. Bass



Graduate Student
Alcantara, Fatima



Email: falcantara@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Nora Underwood
Second Major Professor: Dr. Brian D. Inouye



Graduate Student
Ales, Penelope



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



Graduate Student
Anderson, Carlie

I study the proximate mechanisms of speciation in North American chorus frogs. I'm broadly interested in the neural and genomic basis for population-level differences in mating traits that drive macroevolutionary processes. 

Office: 242 BRF Building
Email: cba21@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Emily C. Lemmon



Graduate Student
Anthony, Laura

I am interested in the ecophysiology of habitat-forming deep-sea corals. My dissertation research focuses on the environmental drivers that affect the reproductive biology of several reef-forming deep-sea corals around the globe.

Office: 2024 King Building (4295)
Email: lanthony@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Sandra D. Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr. Don R. Levitan



Graduate Student
Antonyan, Sona



Email: antonyan@psy.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Arambarri, Lorea

Investigating the consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury on chromatin features

Email: larambarri@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: https://sites.google.com/bio.fsu.edu/lnarambarri/home
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Jonathan H. Dennis



Graduate Student
Atkins, Erica



Office: 4023 King Building (4295)
Email: eatkins@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Darin Rokyta



Graduate Student
Awiaga, Collins



Office: 4055 KIN Building
Email: cawiaga@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Darin R. Rokyta



Graduate Student
Bass, Marena



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



Graduate Student
Baughman, Donavan



Email: dbaughman@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Andrew Shantz
Second Major Professor: Dr. Daniel Okamoto



Graduate Student
Beatty, Curissa



Email: crb22l@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Behrouz Sharif, Shahin



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



Graduate Student
Bell, Tracey



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



Graduate Student
Benoit, Jane

I am interested in the relationships between chromatin architecture, gene expression, and cellular processes. My projects include characterizing chromatin remodeling events during viral infection, innate immune stimulation, and cancer progression.

Office: 2024 King Building
Email: jbenoit@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Jonathan H. Dennis



Graduate Student
Bernstein, Amber



Email: amb20m@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Best, Rachael



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



Graduate Student
Bilodeau, Katherine



Email: kbilodeau@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Kathryn M. Jones



Graduate Student
Biton, Rachel

My research interests focus on mangrove ecosystems across Apalachicola Bay. I aim to examine the recent population growth rates of two resident species (Black and Red) across a regional latitudinal gradient. As well as determine what resources (e.g. nutrients, water) and regulators (freezing temperatures) are correlation with mangrove populations. This information will help to better understand how various environmental factors influence mangrove species and their shift in distribution patterns to help future management strategies and predict dispersal responses to environmental changes in an ecosystem. 

Email: rb22q@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Josh Breithaupt
Second Major Professor: Dr. Thomas E. Miller



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: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler



Graduate Student
Bonilla-Johnson, Annais



Email: amuschettbonilla@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Dean Grubbs



Graduate Student
Bouaichi, Cecilia



Email: cgb18d@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Roberto 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: Dr. Sandra D. Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr. Thomas E. Miller



Graduate Student
Bradshaw, Lillie



Email: lb22l@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Sarah Lester



Graduate Student
Broussard, Emilie



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



Graduate Student
Carroll, Christopher



Office: 2024 King Building
Email: crcarroll@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor:



Graduate Student
Carson, Lauren



Email: lacarson@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Hong-Guo Yu



Graduate Student
Chitaman, Javed



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



Graduate Student
Cote, Jason



Email: jcote@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Thomas A. Houpt
Second Major Professor: Dr. Paul Q. Trombley



Graduate Student
Datta, Ishwaree



Email: ishwareedatta94@gmail.com
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Erdem Bangi
Second Major Professor: Dr. Hank W. Bass



Graduate Student
Dawdy, Ashley

I am primarily interested in the behavioral ecology of elasmobranchs, particularly species of conservation concern. 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) in the Florida Keys, and the habitat use of cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) in Apalachicola Bay, FL. 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: Dr. Dean Grubbs



Graduate Student
Dehn, Jessica



Email: jnd22b@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Dean Grubbs



Graduate Student
Dilliplane, Jacob



Email: jdilliplane@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. James M. Fadool



Graduate Student
Dittmar, Abigail

I use a combination of mathematical models and field-based experiments to study mechanisms of plant resistance to insect herbivory. I am especially interested in how individual-level interactions scale up to affect the spatial structures of populations and communities and how spatiotemporal variability can shape population and community dynamics. My research lies at the intersection of basic and applied science and I work in both natural and agricultural systems. 

Email: adittmar@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Nora Underwood
Second Major Professor: Dr. Brian D. Inouye



Graduate Student
Domen, Adin

I have a general interest in marine ecology, however my current work consists of identifying oyster-based habitat preference in economically important fishes and crustacean species in Apalachicola Bay, FL.

Office: Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory Building
Email: and18h@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Sandra D. Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr. Joel Trexler



Graduate Student
Douglas, AidanDarian



Email: awd20@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Dubel, Alexandra



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



Graduate Student
Ebuara, Francis



Office: KIN3004 King Building
Email: fuebuara@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Darin R. Rokyta



Graduate Student
Fang, Yu



Email: yf23c@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Field, Laurel

Laurel’s research focuses on the implementation, tracking, management, and socio-ecological aspects of area-based marine conservation tools. She is also interested in the development of sustainable marine food systems and the compatibility of marine conservation and mariculture goals in ocean spaces.

Office: 4004 KIN Building
Email: lcf22a@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Sarah Lester



Graduate Student
Fillmore, Leslie



Email: lsf21b@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Alice A. Winn



Graduate Student
Fisher, Gabrielle



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



Graduate Student
Fuqua, Emily

My research interests are based in applied ecophysiology. I am interested in how anthropogenic changes to the environment, such as increasing ocean temperature and increasing anoxic zones, affect an organism’s physiology, and in turn, how physiological changes affect ecology and population dynamics. My PhD research will focus on Eastern oyster health in the Apalachicola Bay system, and my goal is to assist fisheries managers and conservationists in restoring and preserving a healthy oyster population in Apalachicola Bay. 

Email: efuqua@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Sandra D. Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr. Don R. Levitan



Graduate Student
Garg, Yashika



Office: 217 Kasha Building Building
Email: yg19d@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. M. Elizabeth Stroupe



Graduate Student
Gebreab, Yacob



Email: ybg16@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu



Graduate Student
Genter, Sarah



Email: skg23a@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Thomas E. Miller



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. Kimberly A. Hughes



Graduate Student
Guha Roy, Rimil



Office: 3004 KING Life Sciences Building
Email: rg23d@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Debra A. Fadool



Graduate Student
Gutierrez, Daniel

I am interested in the evolution of complex social behavior. I study cooperative behavior in Lance-tail Manakins aiming to understand the drivers of behavioral variation in male-male displaying partnerships. 

Office: 4004 King Life Science Building Building
Email: dag23@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Emily H. DuVal



Graduate Student
Hawkins, Morgan

My research focuses on the morphological and behavioral differences that exist between cultured and wild sourced bivalves. These differences lead to large post-release mortalities, effecting the success of restoration aquaculture. My work helps to identify and correct those differences at the FSUCML Shellfish Restoration and Research hatchery, helping to optimize restoration aquaculture for the Florida bay scallop.

Email: mehawkins@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Sandra D. Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr. Janie L. Wulff



Graduate Student
Hiott, Daniel



Email: deh23@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Hoq, Rubel



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



Graduate Student
Horacek, Joseph



Email: hhoracek@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Jeroen Ingels
Second Major Professor: Dr. Scott J. Steppan



Graduate Student
Hunt, Tyler



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



No grad students

Graduate Student
Jackson, Emma



Email: esj19@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Dean Grubbs



Graduate Student
Kalpetta Gramathil, Anuvind

In the Yu lab, I work on understanding how chromosome tethering to the nuclear periphery works. Yeast is not just used for baking, but to do science as well! :)

Office: 308 Biology Unit 1 Building
Email: ak22bi@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Hong-Guo Yu



Graduate Student
Kaplan, Graham



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



Graduate Student
Khadem, Mahdi



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



Graduate Student
Koirtyohann, Kathryn

Major Professor: McGinnis

Email: kmk20cn@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Karen M. McGinnis



Graduate Student
Levine, Jeremy



Email: jjl19g@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Joel Trexler



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. Debra A. Fadool



Graduate Student
Mackey, Calvin



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



Graduate Student
Marques, Mariela



Email: mmarques@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Roberto Vincis



Graduate Student
Medina, Melanie

I'm interested in reproduction and mate choice of simulataneous hermaphrodites and how this reproductive strategy is a potential mechanism for the maintenance of variation in marine gastropods such as sea slugs.

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



Graduate Student
Menlove, Bridger

My research interests include obesity, olfaction, and ingestive dysregulatory  behaviors. Within these interests I'm currently answering questions regarding effects of chronic CBD use as a neuroprotective agent against obesity and gut induced satiety signaling within the olfactory system. I hope to further investigate peripheral-central communication and dysregulation within obesity. Current Publications: Aljobaily, N.; Krutsinger, K.; Viereckl, M.J.; Joly, R.; Menlove, B.; Cone, B.; Suppes, A.; Han, Y. Low-Dose Administration of Cannabigerol Attenuates Inflammation and Fibrosis Associated with Methionine/Choline Deficient Diet-Induced NASH Model via Modulation of Cannabinoid Receptor. Nutrients 2023, 15, 178. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15010178

Office: 3014 King Life Sciences Building
Email: bm23b@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Debra A. Fadool



Graduate Student
Metzler, Anna Daniela



Email: am22bs@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Hengli Tang



Graduate Student
Moe, Brian



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



Graduate Student
Nabi, Soheila



Email: sn23h@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Nudalo, Isanze



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



Graduate Student
Osland, Jared



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



Graduate Student
Osuya, Innocent



Email: ioo23a@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Panahidizjikan, Zohre



Email: zp23@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



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. Nora Underwood
Second Major Professor: Dr. Brian D. Inouye



Graduate Student
Payne, John (Levi)



Email: jlp21k@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Thomas A. Houpt (cbMS)



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. Joseph Travis



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. Scott Burgess



Graduate Student
Qi, Meizhu



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



Graduate Student
Quintero Rodriquez, Maria



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



Graduate Student
Rastegarpouyani, Hosna



Email: hr18d@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Kenneth A. Taylor



Graduate Student
Redfern, Bryce



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



Graduate Student
Remedies, Colton



Email: ceremedies@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Jian 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. Janie L. Wulff



Graduate Student
Robertson, Miles

I am interested in the mechanisms that drive epidemics. I use mathematical models and computer simulations to analyze such disease systems.

Email: mrobertson@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: https://www.codingetc.com
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Michael Cortez



Graduate Student
Rowe, Joshua



Email: jbr22f@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Austin R. Mast



Graduate Student
Roy, Sayantan



Office: 0517 Kasha Laboratory Building Building
Email: sr17h@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Qian Yin



Graduate Student
Ruckman, Sarah



Office: 4055 King Building
Email: sruckman@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Kimberly A. Hughes



Graduate Student
Salemi Mokri Boukani, Paria



Email: ps23a@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Storace



Graduate Student
Sayed, Sadia



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



Graduate Student
Schull, Shania

Interactions between organisms that share space are complex; this is especially true for coral reefs which boast unparallel biodiversity and whose benthic communities are composed of many taxa. Among these taxa, coral reef sponges and stony corals have unique and critical ecosystem functions; while the corals create reef structure and substrate, the sponges promote water clarity and act as a glue holding the reef together. Relationships between sessile reef organisms are often considered competitive, but a closer look tells us that mutualisms and commensalisms also exist between corals and sponges and may be more common than previously expected. By closely examining the point of contact between corals and sponges in addition to their overall growth and health one can interpret how these important functional groups work together to create some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the Caribbean. Following many pairings of corals and sponge species through time has revealed that coral-sponge interactions can be temporally dynamic and, in some cases, inter- and intra-specifically variable. Consideration for the metrics used to classify interactions as competitive, mutualistic, and commensal and attention to the unique behaviors of coral and sponge species may call for incorporation of multiple taxa (corals and reef sponges) in efficient restoration and conservation efforts in the Caribbean.

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



Graduate Student
Schumm, Matthew

My interests include population dynamics and evolution and plasticity in life-history and metabolic trait distributions (mostly in 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. I am also a Masters in STEM Teaching candidate at FSU. Pronouns: he/him.

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



Graduate Student
Shakeshaft, Morgan



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



Graduate Student
Sheridan, Bianca



Email: bs20dp@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Shi, Yun

My research mainly focuses on Ca2+-dependent thin filament regulation of contraction and cooperative interactions among myofilament proteins in striated muscle, including both skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle. As the Ca2+ sensor of the thin filament, troponin is the major protein that I am particularly interested in. For the projects I am currently involved in, experimental, statistical and computational methods are combined to reveal the characteristics of this protein in both physiological and pathological process, e.g., cardiomyopathy.

Office: 308 Bio Unit 1 Building
Email: yshi@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. P. Bryant Chase



Graduate Student
Soltis, Grace



Email: gs22n@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Nora Underwood



Graduate Student
Song, Sixian



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



Graduate Student
Squafi, Selma



Email: sjs22f@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Joel Trexler



Graduate Student
Srinivasan, Divyaa



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



Graduate Student
Storch, Natalie



Email: nstorch@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons



Graduate Student
Sullivan, Jessica



Email: jrs22ba@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Thomas A. Houpt (cbMS)



Graduate Student
Tocci, Vincent



Email: vmt19@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Torrence, Kathleen



Email: kgt14@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Scott J. 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)

Office: 3070 King Life Science Building Building
Email: jturner@bio.fsu.edu
Homepage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesselturner3/
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Hank W. Bass



Graduate Student
Turpin, Zachary



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



Graduate Student
Tyagi, Manisha



Email: mt22m@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Lisa C. Lyons (FYAC)



Graduate Student
Urlich, Paola



Email: pu19@fsu.edu
Area: Cell and Molecular Biology
Major Professor: Dr. Hengli Tang



Graduate Student
Vouzas, Athanasios



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



Graduate Student
Waddell, Nick



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



Graduate Student
Walia, Nidhi



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



Graduate Student
Walton, Barry



Email: bwwalton@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Sandra D. Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr. Joel Trexler



Graduate Student
Werner, Austin



Email: amwerner@fsu.edu
Area: Neuroscience
Major Professor: Dr. James M. Fadool



Graduate Student
Westphal, Grace



Email: gwestphal@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Tara Stewart Merrill
Second Major Professor: Dr. Daniel Okamoto



Graduate Student
Whalen, Niall



Email: nwhalen@bio.fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Gregory M. Erickson
Second Major Professor: Dr. Jonathan H. Dennis



Graduate Student
Wintermantel, Michael



Email: mwintermantel@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Sandra D. Brooke
Second Major Professor: Dr. Don R. Levitan



No grad students

Graduate Student
Yang, Rui



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



Graduate Student
Young, Alaina

Tom Miller, Tara Stewart Merrill, and R. Dean Grubbs labs: Evolution and Ecology Area Master's Thesis Student studying Elasmobrach Parasitology

Office: 4055 King Building
Email: aayoung@fsu.edu
Area: Ecology & Evolution
Major Professor: Dr. Daniel Okamoto



Graduate Student
Zelinka, Chris



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



Graduate Student
Zhao, Yijing

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

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