People

       2012 Ward Lab Group. Left to right: Dr. Katie Becklin, Michael Walker, Kris Mo, Dr. Juliana Medeiros, 
       George Mullinix, Kayla Sale, Dr. Laci Gerhart, Pho Hale, Iera Chatterjee, Jacob Carter


Principal Investigator:


    Dr. Joy K. Ward, PI
        Email: joyward@ku.edu
        Phone: (785) 864-5218
        Fax: (785) 864-5860 


Current Post-Doctoral Fellows:


    Dr. Katie Becklin, Associate Researcher
        Email: kbecklin@ku.edu
        Phone: (785) 864-3848

        Email: jlhaavik@gmail.com
       

    Dr. Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz, Post-doctoral Fellow
        Email: hkinmonth@ku.edu
        Phone: (785) 864-3848

Current Graduate Students:


    Michael Walker, Ph.D. Candidate, NSF IGERT Fellow, NSF GK-12 Fellow
        Email: smwalker@ku.edu
        Phone: (785) 864-5229
        Website: www.people.ku.edu/~smwalker/

    James Fisher
        Email: james047@ku.edu

    Aleah Henderson
        Email: a642h864@ku.edu

    
Current Undergraduate Researchers:
Caitlin Bergmann

Clair Byers

Samantha Green

Max McLeod Combest

Mikayla Warren

    
                                     KU Graduation 2013: Dr. Laci Gerhart graduates as Joy's first Ph.D. student


Past Lab Members:



Time in Lab Current Location
Post Doctoral Fellows
Dr. Clint Springer   2004 - 2007 Faculty, St. Joseph's University
Dr. Jesse Nippert
2006 - 2007 Faculty, Kansas State University
Dr. Juliana Medeiros
NIH IRACDA 2010 - 2013 Faculty, Holden Arboretum
Dr. Jacob Crter
   
Graduate Students
Dr. Renee Marchin
M.A. 2004 - 2006 Ph.D. student, North Carolina State University
Debosree Samanta Roy M.A. 2005 - 2008 Accion Fraterna Ecology Center,  India
Dr. Laci Gerhart Ph.D.
NSF IGERT
KU Self Fellow
2007 - 2013 Novus Post-Doc, Kansas State University
Charley Lewis
NIH PREP 2010 - 2011 Graduate Student, KU Med            
Laboratory Technicians
Benjamin Burgert   2003 - 2005  Arboriculturist, Kansas City
Anderson Shepard   2008 - 2009  Defenders of Wildlife, Washington DC
Kistie Patch   2009 - 2010  Lawrence, KS
Courtney Bone


  2010 - 2011  Ph.D. student, UC Davis
Undergraduate Students
Craig Booth   2003 - 2004  Officer in the U.S. Air Force
Nikki Booth   2004   
Michael Seebeck   2004   
Rebecca Hromiko NSF REU  2004   
Matthew Smith
2004 - 2005 Mayo Clinic
Nikki Crowe NIH Haskell Bridge 2004 - 2005  
Rebecca Orozco NIH IMSD 2004 - 2008 Graduate student, St. Catherine University
Kelly Blandford
2005
Marissa Hamed NSF REU 2005  
Emma Sage NSF REU 2005 Graduate student, University of Wyoming
Nicci McManness
2005 - 2006  
Scott Spal
2005 - 2007 Monsanto
Michael Walker
2006 - 2007 Graduate student, Ward Lab
Kelsey Liuzzo
2008
Rita Weiss
2008 - 2009  
Justin Andersson
2008 - 2009 Biology Teacher, G. James Gholson Middle School, Maryland 
Courtney Bone
2008 - 2011 Graduate student, UC Davis
Charley Lewis NIH Haskell Bridge 2009 - 2010 Graduate Student, KU Med
Katherine Colvin
2009  
Rhea Codio
2009  
Cole Aldrich
2009 NBA, New York Knicks
Ellen Duffy
2009 - 2011 Law School
Taylor Leibbrant
2009 - 2012  
Ky Ge
2010   
Jesse Dowell
2010 - 2011 Undergraduate at KU
Kelly Kluthe
2011 - 2012 Biology teacher, Kansas City
Zulando Curley NIH Haskell Bridge 2011 - 2012  
Kayla Sale NIH ISMD,
KU Honors,
University Scholar
2011 2013 Undergraduate at KU
Pho Hale                               
2012 - 2013         Undergraduate at KU 
Montanna Barns
 Haskell Indian Nations University
  
Dawson Conway
 KU Honors
  
Andrew Hall
   
Kris Mo
   
George Mullinix
   
Jennifer Stern
KU Honors
University Scholar
  
Matthew Herndon
   
Caelan Graham
   
Cedric Clark
   
Wendy Wang
   


*Past Lab Members: Please contact us with your updates. We enjoy hearing from you!
Email: joyward@ku.edu




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