Lab Alumni

Museum_monitor_skull_2015Stephanie Dowell, Ph.D.

Successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on the phylogenetic analysis of Nile Monitor lizards (Varanus niloticus), a commercially exploited species native to sub-Saharan Africa. Also examined the introduced Nile monitor populations in Florida with the goal of genetically sourcing these populations and using species distribution modeling (SDM) to predict their potential spread in the United States. Currently a geneticist at the Fish and Wildlife Services.

 

Christina and chipmunk in TahoeChristina Frare, Ph.D.

Successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on the temporal genetic analysis and sporadic hybridization of chipmunks (Genus Neotamias) in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Middlebury College.

 

 

 

 

 

corey in forestCorey Anco, M.S.

Completed a Master’s thesis focusing on phylogeopraphy and distribution modeling of the African leopard (Panthera pardus).

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_1136Seth Cunningham, M.S.

Completed a Master’s thesis focusing on comparative phylogeography and ecological niche modeling of Crocodylus suchus, a recently identified lineage in the Nile crocodile species complex (Hekkala et al. 2011).

 

 

 

 

andrea sittingAndrea Aplasca, M.S.

Completed a Master’s thesis focusing on island biogeography and genetics of the Allan Cays Blue Iguana. Currently pursuing her DVM at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.