People

Current M.S. Graduate Students:

John Andermann, started 8/12.  Thesis project:  Species limits and phylogenetics within the Aspidoscelis tigris species group using RADseq data.



Current Ph.D. Graduate Students:

Dean Leavitt, started 8/04. SDSU/University of California-Davis joint doctoral program in Ecology.  Dissertation project:  Historical biogeography and lineage diversification in the Southwest:  A test case using the widespread western banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus).

Andrew Gottscho, started 8/10.  SDSU/University of California-Riverside joint doctoral program in Evolutionary Biology.  Dissertation project:  Comparative phylogeography and speciation in phyrnosomatid lizards of Baja California, Mexico using RADseq data.

Sean Harrington, started 8/12.  SDSU/University of California-Riverside joint doctoral program in Evolutionary Biology.  Dissertation project:  Lineage and clade diversification of snakes.



Current Undergraduate Students in the Lab:

To be determined; check back later



The Dearly Departed (aka Former M.S. Graduate Students):


Adam Leache, 5/00. "Phylogenetic relationships within the Sceloporus undulatus species group (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data." 
Obtained PhD at University of California-Berkeley; former postdoctoral fellow at University of California-Davis; presently, Assistant Curator and Professor at Burke Museum, University of Washington.     

William McJilton, 5/00. "Phylogenetic analysis of Amniota using the single copy nuclear genes c-myc and c-mos." Presently, biology instructor at San Diego Community College.

Jonathan Richmond, 5/00. "Evolution of the Eumeces skiltonianus species group and intraspecific phylogeography of Eumeces gilberti."  
Obtained PhD at University of Connecticut; former postdoctoral associate at Cornell University; presently, research geneticist at USGS Western Ecological Research Center.     

Brian Yang, 5/01. "Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of the Malagasy-Comoroan phyllodactyle geckos, Genus Paroedura."

Jennifer Reichert, 12/01. "Molecular systematics of the limb-reduced Australian scincid lizards of the Genus Hemiergis."

Darren Burton, 5/02 (co-advised with Michael Simpson). "Phylogeny, evolution of morphology, and taxonomic implications for the genus Dudley (Crassulaceae) based on nrDNA ITS sequence data." 

Dustin Wood, 5/02. "Intraspecific phylogeny of the rosy boa (Charina trivirgata): Implications for phylogeography, taxonomy, and conservation.". 
Presently, research geneticist at USGS Western Ecological Research Center.     

Amanda Rychel, 12/02 (co-advised with Annalisa Berta). "Molecular phylogeny of the Mysticeti (Mammalia: Cetacea) based on mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data." 
Obtained PhD at University of Washington; former postdoctoral fellow at University of Washington; presently, Senior Research Associate at Stratos Genomics.
   
Lars Bell, 5/03. "Maternal ancestry and phylogeography of the unisexual Plateau Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis velox)."

Carrie Fyler, 12/03 (co-advised with Annalisa Berta). “Molecular phylogeny of monachine seals (Pinnipedia: Phocidae) with implications for their origin and diversification.” 
Obtained PhD at University of Connecticut; presently, postdoctoral fellow at University of Connecticut.     

Andy Pece, 5/04. “Phylogeography of the Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes), with implications for the historical biogeography of southwestern North American deserts.”

Matt Brandley, 5/05. “Partitioned Bayesian analyses, partition choice, and the phylogenetic relationships of scincid lizards.”  
Obtained PhD at University of California-Berkeley; former Donnelly Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University; presently postdoctoral fellow at University of Sydney, Australia.     

Nick Crawford, 8/07 "Microsatellites in cnemidophorine lizards: Their utility in investigating the landscape genetics of the Plateau Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis velox complex)."  Presently, Boston University PhD student.

Mersee Madison-Villar, 8/07. "Conservation genetics of the southern clade of the Western Spadefoot (Spea hammondii)."   Completed PhD at University of Texas-Arlington (2011).  
Obtained PhD at University of Texas-Arlington; presently NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University.    

Ben Lowe, 5/08.  "Phylogeography of Urosaurus graciosus (Phrynosomatidae):  Investigating the effects of the Colorado River on gene flow in a diminutive arboreal lizard."  Presently, University of Minnesota PhD student.

Michael Anguiana, 12/08. “Effects of fragmentation on the spatial ecology of the California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae).” Co-advised with Dr. Jay Diffendorfer.

Anny Peralta, 8/09.  "Historical demography and lineage diversification of the Ornate Tree Lizard Urosaurus ornatus."  
Presently, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste S.C. (Northwestern Center of Biological Research; La Paz, Baja California Sur) PhD student.

Jared Grummer, 8/11.  "Testing species limits and inferring the species tree for the Sceloporus scalaris species group (Squamata:  Phrynosomatidae)."  Presently, University of Washington PhD student.

Peter Scott, 7/12.  "Phylogeography and species limits of the Aspidoscelis hyperythra complex of Baja California, Mexico."  Presently, University of Alabama PhD student.

Elaine Kline, 7/12.  "Phylogenetic relationships, species limits, and historical biogeography of the Emoia cyanura species group (Squamata:  Scincidae)."  Presently, PhD science education program at the University of Washington.

Juli Goldenberg, 8/13.  "Mulitlocus species delimitation and species tree inference within the Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) species complex."

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