Caroline Abbott

Office: Field Museum Paleo / Hinds 223:
Broadly, my interests are paleobiology and macroevolution, focusing on Permo-Triassic amniotes. I study the synapsid Lystrosaurus across the End Permian Mass Extinction and use interdisciplinary methods to investigate extinction survival and recovery.
Kenneth Angielczyk
Miriam Ahmad-Gawel, CEB student

Miriam Ahmad-Gawel

Office: Culver 402:
I am interested in understanding the factors that facilitate and/or constrain evolution and how they shape large-scale patterns of diversity.
Kieran Althaus, CEB student

Kieran Althaus

Office: Culver 402:
I am a botanist interested in using genetics to uncover hybridization and adaptive introgression in the diverse genus Quercus (Oaks), in Mexico.

Louise Bodt

Office: Field Museum Birds:
I am focused on utilizing population genetics of invasive bird species as a model for understanding adaptive change & using this data to understand how climate change may impact the evolution of native species.
Max Bogan

Max Bogan

Office: Culver 402:
I’m currently interested in studying molecular adaptation to environmental stressors (especially those associated with anthropogenic climate change), with a focus on protein evolution and neofunctionalization.

Abby Caron

Office: Culver 301:
I am studying the evolution of Paleozoic ray-finned fishes. Particular topics of interest include braincase characteristics, jaw articulation systems, and patterns of macroevolutionary radiation.
Michael Coates
Laura Cespedes Arias, CEB candidate

Laura Cespedes Arias

Office: Zoology 309A:
I am interested in behavioral and genomic approaches to study speciation at shallow time scales. I am fascinated by bird communication signals (e.g., plumage colors, songs, displays) and how these evolve during different stages of speciation.
Trevor Price

Jacob Drucker

Office: Field Museum Birds:
I am an ornithologist interested in how the decisions of individual animals scale up to evolutionary processes. My research spans across many aspects of avian natural history, from interspecific competition, to signal evolution and movement ecology.
John Bates

Ryan Fuller

Office: Field Museum Botany / Morton Arboretum:
Using genomic and morphological tools, I seek to uncover existing differentiation and explore why those differences might exist/persist in natural populations.
Taylor Hains, CEB doctoral candidate

Taylor Hains

Office: Field Museum Birds:
conduct population/conservation genomic studies of critically-endangered South American parrot species; develop genomic tools to aid wildlife trafficking enforcement and help regulate U.S. captive populations