Students

Taylor Hains

Office: Culver 402:
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

Samantha Kish-Levine

Office: Culver 402:
Macroevolutionary patterns of diversification in flowering plants; mountain biogeography; horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants.

Abhimanyu Lele

Office: Field Museum Birds:
I am interested in using ecological and genetic techniques to explore how environmental variation affects avian population structure and biogeography.
Advisor(s):
John Bates

Jing-Yi Lu

Office: Field Museum Botany:
I am interested in how and why plants evolve through time and space by studying how the pollination relationship affects diversification, floral evolution, and geographic distribution.
Advisor(s):
Rick Ree

Linnea Lungstrom

Office: Culver 402:
I am interested in examining how variation in morphology relates to the ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine fishes, in order to uncover potential drivers of morphological diversification and evolution in these groups.

Isaac Magallanes

Office: Anatomy 306:
early mammals (K-J), evolution of ecomorphotypes, currently teeth but interested in post-crania
Advisor(s):
Zhe-Xi Luo

Chloe Nash

Office: Culver 101:
I am interested in examining the systematics, phylogenetics, and biogeography of marine fishes, to answer questions regarding phylogeny, rates of diversification/extinction, and distribution patterns among coral-reef associated fish clades.
Advisor(s):
Mark Westneat

Benjamin Otoo

Office: Culver 301:
I am interested in using biomechanics and functional anatomy to understand the morphological and ecological evolution of tetrapodomorphs, particularly the basal predatory fish forms.
Advisor(s):
Michael Coates

Tristan Reinecke

Office: Field Museum Paleo:
My primary research interests involve the evolutionary history of pre-mammalian synapsids, with a specific focus on limb morphology and biomechanics.
Advisor(s):
Ken Angielczyk

Danny Rhoda

Office: Culver 402:
I develop and use geometric morphometric methods to understand patterns of adaptation and constraint in living and fossil animals.