Lab Alumni

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS:

Christopher Oufiero, 2010-2012; currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University.

Lars Schmitz, 2009-2012; currently Assistant Professor in the Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges.

Roi Holzman, 2006-2010; currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Rita Mehta, 2005-2010; currently Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz.

Kristin Bishop , 2007-2010; currently Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University.

Steven Day, 2003-2005; currently Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Thomas Near, 2000-2003 (Center for Population Biology Postdoc); currently Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University.

Michael Alfaro, 2001-2003; currently Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at University of California, Los Angeles.

Lara Ferry, 1999-2002; currently an Associate Professor in the Divison of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University at Phoenix, AZ.

John Friel, 1995-1998; currently Curator of Vertebrates in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.

Ralph Turingan, 1993-1995; currently Professor and Chair of the Marine Biology Program in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology.

Affiliates

Mirthe de Haas, June 2009 – September 2009, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Philippe Vullioud, July 2009 – September 2009, University Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Richard Svanbäck, December 2000-May 2001, former Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Umëa, Sweden. Research project while at UC Davis: suction feeding in largemouth bass.

Christopher Sanford, 2000, Professor of Biology at Hofstra University, NY. Research project while at UC Davis: the relationship between volumetric and pressure changes in the buccal cavity during suction feeding the largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) using sonomicrometry.

GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Christopher Martin, Ph.D. July 2013, UC Davis. Thesis research: Adaptive radiation on the fitness landscape. Chris is currently a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow with Erica Bree Rosenblum and Craig Miller in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy, & Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Tomomi Takada, M.S. December 2012, UC Davis. Research topic: effect of mouthbrooding on sexual dimorphism in gourami fishes

Dan Warren, Ph.D. December 2009, UC Davis. Thesis research: methodological advances in the construction and application of environmental niche models. Dan is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University, working for Marcel Cardillo in the department of Evolution, Ecology, and Genetics

Rose Carlson, Ph.D. June 2008, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of ecological and morphological diversity in darter fishes (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Rose is currently a postdoctoral researcher with George Lauder in the Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

David Collar, Ph.D. September 2007, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of functional and morphological diversity in centrarchid fishes. Dave is currently a postdoctoral researcher with Peter Wainwright in the Department of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis.

Timothy Higham, Ph.D. August 2006, UC Davis. Thesis research: hydrodynamics of suction feeding in centrarchid fishes. Tim is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of California, Riverside.

Andrew Carroll, Ph.D. August 2005, UC Davis. Thesis research: musculoskeletal basis of suction feeding performance.

C. Darrin Hulsey, Ph.D. July 2004, UC Davis. Thesis research: the evolution and ecology of trophic specialization in the trophically polymorphic Herichthys minckleyi. Darrin is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Daniel Bolnick, Ph.D. July 2003, UC Davis. Thesis research: testing the long-standing theory that competition can drive disruptive selection and niche expansion. Dan is currently a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas, Austin, and an Early Career Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Thomas Waltzek, M.S. December 2001, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of jaw protrusion in cichlids.

Justin Grubich, Ph.D. December 2001, Florida State University. Thesis research: biomechanical basis of convergent evolution of mollusc crushing in teleost fishes. Justing is currently a Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History and a Senior Associate for SE Region for PEW Charitable Trusts.

Steve Schenk, M.S. May 2001, Florida State University. Thesis research: functional basis of claw diversity in brachyuran crabs. Steve is currently a Biology Instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College.

Kellie Rebello, M.S. August 1995, Florida State University. Thesis research: functional morphology and ecology of feeding in pufferfishes.

Barton Richard, M.S. August 1994, Florida State University. Thesis research: scaling of functional morphology in largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides.


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