The Graduate Program in

Students

Name Advisor Research Interests

Alcott, Derrick

PhD Student

Ted Castro-Santos

Research Ecologist, USGS-S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center

1st year student

Alteio, Lauren

V.

PhD Student

Jeffrey Blanchard

Associate Professor of Biology

Soil Ecology
Community Interactions
Metatranscriptomics

Boyer, Matt D.

PhD Candidate

Lynn Adler

Associate Professor of Biology

Plant-animal interactions

Broadley, Hannah J.

PhD Student

Joseph Elkinton

Professor of Environmental Conservation

Invasive forest insects

Carmignani, Jason

PhD Student

Allison Roy

Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Conservation

Ecology of freshwater fish in anthropogenically altered hydrologic regimes

Concannon, Moira R.

PhD Candidate

R. Craig Albertson

Associate Professor of Biology

Evolution of a morphological novelty in Cichlids

Cox, Suzanne

PhD Candidate

Gary Gillis

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College

Biomechanics and the influence of physics on evolution

Curtis, Caroline

PhD Candidate

Bethany Bradley

Assistant Professor of Environmental Conservation

Biogeography of invasive plants

Dalton, Evan

MS Student

Paige Warren

Associate Professor of Environmental Conservation

Effects of suburbanization on a neotropical migrant songbird

Dietz, Dennis J.

MS Student

Jesse Bellemare

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College

Plant ecology

Doubleday, Laura

PhD Candidate

Lynn Adler

Associate Professor of Biology

Plant-insect interactions

Fusco, Emily J.

PhD Student

Bethany Bradley

Assistant Professor of Environmental Conservation

spatial analysis of fire ecology

Gilman, Casey

PhD Candidate

Duncan Irschick

Professor of Biology

Lizard locomotion, adhesion, and postcopulatory sexual selection

Goodwin, Sarah

PhD Candidate

Jeffrey Podos

OEB Graduate Program Director

Song Performance in Communication Networks

Hancock, Laura

M. S.

PhD Student

Kristina Stinson

Assistant Professor, Environmental Conservation

Plant ecology, community ecology, invasive species

Hu, Yinan

PhD Candidate

R. Craig Albertson

Associate Professor of Biology

Evolutionary mechanisms of craniofacial variation in African cichlids and Antarctica notothenioids

Kuo, Chi-Yun

PhD Candidate

Duncan Irschick

Professor of Biology

Tail autotomy in lizards

Lin, Yi-Fen

PhD Candidate

Elizabeth Dumont

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs;

Functional morphology and biomechanics

Long, Skye M.

PhD Candidate

Elizabeth Jakob

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Functional neurobiology of spider brains

Marjadi, Meghna N.

PhD Student

Allison Roy

Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Conservation

1st year student

Maurer-Alcala, Xyrus

PhD Candidate

Laura Katz

Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College

Gene family evolution and the nuclear architecture of ciliates

Murphy, Theresa

MS Student

Joseph Elkinton

Professor of Environmental Conservation

1st year student

Navon, Dina

PhD Student

R. Craig Albertson

Associate Professor of Biology

Genetic basis of plasticity in the African cichlid and threespine stickleback adaptive radiations

Palmer Young, Evan Charles

PhD Candidate

Lynn Adler

Associate Professor of Biology

Systemic acquired resistance in plant-insect interactions

Pepi, Adam

5 YR MS student

Joseph Elkinton

Professor of Environmental Conservation

Population ecology, forest ecology, invasive species

Peterson, Daniel A

PhD Candidate

Benjamin Normark

Professor of Biology

The evolution of host range in scale insects

Pold, Grace

PhD Student

Kristen DeAngelis

Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Soil microbial ecology and biogeochemistry

Rodríguez-Reillo, William G.

PhD Student

Jeffrey Blanchard

Associate Professor of Biology

Microbial communities structure in soil

Romero, Mario Alberto

PhD Student

Laura Katz

Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College

1st year student

Sakrejda, Krzysztof

PhD Candidate

Benjamin Letcher

Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Conservation

Movement, infectious disease, territorial behavior and modeling

Schneider, Scott

Joint OEB/Entomology PhD Candidate

Benjamin Normark

Professor of Biology

Scale insect systematics, trophobiotic associations with ants

Schueller, Paul

PhD Candidate

Benjamin Letcher

Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Conservation

Population genetics, movement patterns, and population persistence of brook trout in the Connecticut River basin

Shaughnessy, Ciaran A. S.

Ph.D. Student

Stephen McCormick

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Comparative physiology. Organismal, cellular, and molecular adaptations to migration.

Smith, Andrew J.

PhD Candidate

Elizabeth Dumont

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs;

Early mammalian feeding mechanics, mammal tooth morphology, phylogenetic comparative methods

Stengle, Anne G.

PhD Candidate

Paul Sievert

Associate Director of OEB and Chair of Admissions

Habitat selection, connectivity, and viability of a timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) metapopulation in southwestern Massachusetts

Straley, Katherine (Kit) M.

PhD Student

Paige Warren

Associate Professor of Environmental Conservation

Urban ecology, foraging behavior, ornithology

Strauss, Amy

PhD Student

Jeffrey Podos

OEB Graduate Program Director

Vocal communication & acoustic signaling in songbirds

Zhang, Yong

PhD Student

Li-Jun Ma

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Comparative fungal genomics