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 
        Email: kbecklin@ku.edu
        Phone: (785) 864-5690


Graduate Students:


    Jacob Carter, Ph.D. Candidate, NSF IGERT Fellow
        Email: jacobmc@ku.edu
        Phone: (785) 864-5229
        Website: www.people.ku.edu/~j844c323/

    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/

    
Undergraduate Researchers:

    Montanna Barnes: Environmental Science, Haskell Indian Nations University
        Email: mbarnes92@hotmail.com

    Dawson Conway: Computer Science, KU Undergraduate, Honors Program
        Email: dconway2@ku.edu
    
    Andrew Hall: Biology, KU undergraduate
        Email: a716h869@ku.edu

    Kris Mo: Biology, KU Undergraduate
        Email: kh.mo@ku.edu

    George Mullinix: Biology, KU Undergraduate
        Email: gmullinix@ku.edu

    Jennifer Stern: Biology, KU Undergraduate, Honors Program, University Scholar
        Email: jennifer.stern@ku.edu

    
                                     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
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 


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


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