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Students and Colleagues

Current students, postdocs, and technicians:


Photo of Zachary Zachary Blount (blountza at msu.edu), Postdoc

Research Interests: Historical Contingency, Speciation, The Origin of Evolutionary Novelty


Photo of Alita Alita Burmeister (alita at msu.edu), Graduate Student

Research Interests: Coevolution, Communities, and the Adaptive Landscape.


Photo of Nathon Nathan Johns (johnsna2 at msu.edu), Undergraduate Student.


Photo of Neerja Neerja Hajela (hajelan at msu.edu), Lab Manager.


Photo of Mark Mark Kauth (kauthmar at msu.edu), Graduate Studentc

Research Interests: Evolution of complex traits, complexity, evolution of antibiotic resistance, adaptation to changing environments, evolvability.


Photo of Rohan Rohan Maddamsetti (maddamse at msu.edu), Graduate Student


Photo of Jeff Jeff Morris (jmorris at msu.edu), Postdoc


Photo of Christian Christian Orlic (orlicchr at msu.edu), Graduate Student.

Research Interests: Getting rescued from the mud in the Amazonian rain-forest. A boot remains behind.


Photo of Ryan Ryan Quick (rquick90 at gmail.com), Undergraduate Student


Photo of Noah Noah Ribeck (ribeck at msu.edu), Postdoc

Research Interests: Dynamics of genetic variation and its effect on rates of adaptation in evolving bacterial populations.


Photo of Caroline Caroline Turner (cturner at msu.edu), Graduate Student.

Research Interests: The effects of ecosystem and evolutionary interactions on resource use and nutrient cycling dynamics.


Photo of Brian Brian Wade (brian at msu.edu), Graduate Student.

Research Interests: Evolution of desiccation and radiation tolerance.


Photo of Kiyana Kiyana Weatherspoon (weath109 at msu.edu), Undergraduate Student


Photo of Mike Mike Wiser (mwiser at msu.edu), Graduate Student.

Research Interests: epistasis, adaptation, experimental evolution, horizontal gene transfer, population structure.


Photo of Luis Luis Zaman (zamanlui at msu.edu), Graduate Student.

Research Interests: coevolutionary dynamics in host/symbiont relationships along the parasite-mutualist continuum using mathematical models, computational systems, and experimental microbial evolution.


Former grad students and postdocs:

Brian Baer (MSU) Jeff Barrick (U Texas Austin)
Brendan Bohannan (U of Oregon) Christina Borland (Beijing, China)
Judy Bouma Tim Cooper (U Houston)
Vaughn Cooper (U of New Hampshire) Carla Davidson (Endeavour Scientific Management & Consulting)
Arjan de Visser (Wageningen, Netherlands) Santiago Elena (U Valencia, Spain)
Phil Gerrish (Los Alamos Natl Lab) Kristina Hillesland (University of Washington)
Ryszard Korona (Jagiellonian U, Poland) Christopher Marx (Harvard U.)
Justin Meyer (Harvard U.) Dule Misevic (INSERM Paris)
John Mittler (U Washington) Judy Mongold
Francisco (Paco) Moore (U of Akron) Toai Nguyen (UC-Irvine)
Charles Ofria (MSU) Elizabeth Ostrowski (Rice U)
Susanna Remold Daniel Rozen (Institute of Biology, Leiden)
Sean Sleight (U Washington) Felisa Smith (U New Mexico)
Paul Sniegowski (U Pennsylvania) Christopher C. Strelioff (UCLA)
Valeria Souza (UNAM, Mexico) Doug Taylor (U Virginia)
Mike Travisano (U Minnesota) Paul Turner (Yale)
Farida Vasi Greg Velicer (Indiana U)
Robert Woods (U of Chicago) Gabe Yedid (CEES, Norway)
Cliff Zeyl (Wake Forest U)

Other colleagues with related interests:

Chris Adami (Keck Graduate Institute) Graham Bell (McGill U)
Al Bennett (UC-Irvine) Sebastian Bonhoeffer (ETH Zurich)
Jim Bull (U Texas) Lin Chao (UC-San Diego)
Dan Dykhuizen (SUNY Stony Brook) Paul Keim (N Arizona U)
Larry Forney (U Idaho) Bruce Levin (Emory U)
Nancy Moran (U Arizona) Howard Ochman (U Arizona)
Rob Pennock (MSU) Paul Rainey (New Zealand)
Peg Riley (U of Massachusetts) Dom Schneider (Grenoble, France)
Tom Schmidt (MSU) Tom Whittam (MSU)
Claus Wilke (U Texas)

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