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Jack Sullivan, (jacks
at uidaho.edu) - Professor of Zoology
Current Graduate Students
Ken Berger (kberger at vandals.uidaho.edu) - Ken is working on ecomorphology of western
shrews and phylogeography of the wandering shrew, Sorex
Gen Metzger (genevieve.ann at gmail.com) - Gen is working on plasmid phylogeny and evolution
and is co-advised by Dr. Eva Top.
Former Postdoctoral Fellows
Chris Drummond, (cdrummon at uidaho.edu) was a postdoctoral fellow from
Frbruary, 2006 through June, 2008. He was funded via the Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations.
(ksegrave at syr.edu) -
Kari received an NSF Bioinformatics Postdoc to work in the lab
on bioinformatics approaches to testing escape-and-radiate coevolution.
She started a tenure-tack position in the Biology
Department at Syracuse University in the fall of 2005.
Roland Fleissner, Ph.D.
(fleissner at cs.uni-duesseldorf.de)
- Roland was an IBEST Postdoc, and was co-advised by Paul
Joyce. He's interested in statistical alignment and modeling
sequence-length variation. He's also working on improving convergence
properties of mcmc in gereral, and specifically with respect
to Bayesian estimation of phylogeny, by using "small world"
R. Demboski, Ph.D. (john.demboski at dmns.org) - John is now Curator of Vertebrate Biology at
the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Former Graduate Students
Brice Sarver ( sarv7016 at vandals.uidaho.edu) -
Brice did his PhD research on phylogenomic tests of speciation via diversification with gene flow in chipmunks.
He's now a postdoc with Jeff Good.
Jennifer Ripplinger (jripplinger at vandals.uidaho.edu) - Jennifer was a BCB
student, and her dissertation focussed on model selection and phylogenetic theory. She defended her PhD in November of 2009.
Jason Evans (joevans
at gmail.com) - Jason was a BCB
student, and his disseratation focussed on application of high-performance computing to phylogeny
estimation from complex molecular data sets. Specifically, he developed generalized mixture models
and implemeted these in his software package Crux.
He defended his PhD dissertation in October 2009.
Sarah Hird (hird3189
at uidaho.edu) - Sarah worked on introgression between
chipmunks in the Inland Northwest. She defended her MS in June 2008 and has started a PhD with Bryan
Carstens and Robb Brumflield at LSU
Noah Reid (nreid at
lsu.edu) - Noah worked on chipmunk hybrid zones
and phylogeny. He defended hi MS in August, 2008 and has started a PhD with Bryan
Barley Hyde - Nuclear markers to test hyotheses of hybridization
in Tamias amoenus canicaudus.
Carstens (PhD, Dec. 2004; carstens at lsu.edu
) - Bryan is an assistant professor at LSU.
Jeff Good (M.S., May 2002; jeffrey.good at mso.umt.edu)
- Jeff is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana.
Marilyn Nielson (M.S., May 2001; marilynnielson
at yahoo.com) - Marilyn runs BlueRye Ecological Services
in Tekoa, WA.
Stacey Poler (spoler
at uidaho.edu) - Stacey works in the
Math Department at UofI.
Danny Harris (No photo), Danny received his M.S. in
Lab at BYU.
Former Undergraduate Students
Jeremiah worked on phylogeography of polydesmid millipedes
while he was an undergraduate here. He has since received his PhD from Carlos
Bustamante while he was at Cornell. Jeremiah now works at Genentech
Angie worked origin of banana slugs
in northern Idaho and phylogeography of jumping
slugs. After she graduated, she worked in Kelly
Zamudio's lab at Cornell.
Karina tested phylogenetic predictions of parapatric speciation in the bat genus Anoura. After graduation, she went to graduate school at WSU.