Suellen studied locomotion and development in salamanders as part of her master’s of science research.
Now a professor at Clark University, Philip’s thesis research involved the evolution of vertebral number and morphology in lizards.
Currently an assistant research professor in the Psychological and Brain Sciences department, Patricia’s research examines the integrative manner in which anatomy, physiology, and ecology influence sexual conflict and reproductive behavior in a wide range of animals.
Christine examined the role of life-history and ecology in thermoregulation in lizards and frogs for her thesis.
Martin, now at the University of Leeds, was a postdoc and studied lizard ecology and genetics.
Organismic & Evolutionary Biology – Casey is examining the role of ecology and development for influencing evolution of genitalia in lizards.
Justin examined the interface between hormones and sexual traits in lizard for his thesis. He is now at Texas A&M University.
Anthony studied many aspects of form and function in lizards and snakes as a postdoc, and also completed an ambitious series of studies on the diet of Anolis lizards. He is now at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle and the University of Antwerp.
Now a professor at the University of St. Thomas, Jerry studied the hormonal basis of whole-organism performance in lizards as a postdoc.
Organismic & Evolutionary Biology – Chi-Yun’s thesis examined the ecology and anatomical basis of tail autotomy in various lizard species.
Now a professor at the University of New Orleans, Simon studied the interface between sexual selection and whole-organism performance for his thesis work.
David’s thesis research examined the role of heat-shock proteins and how they influenced locomotion in lizards.
Jay studied natural and sexual selection in Urosaurus and Anolis lizards as a postdoc.
Darwin Fellow, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology – Daniel applies phylogenetic methods to study the evolution of form, performance, and habitat use in frogs and lizards.
Josh was a PhD student in the Irschick lab and studied the evolution and morphology of sharks, with an emphasis on using novel 3D imaging techniques, both in the field and the laboratory
Biology – Terri uses anatomical, developmental, and ecological perspectives to understand how reproduction has evolved in bats and other animals
Abby Vander Linden
Abby was a joint PhD student with Betsy Dumont (UC Merced) and our lab, with Betsy as her main advisor. For her PhD research, she studied the evolution and function of ungulate horns and other elements of sexually selected fighting structures
Bieke, now at the University of Antwerp, studied many fascinating aspects of anoline and lizard sexual selection as a postdoc and how it interfaced with whole-organism performance.
Shawn examined diet and head shape in a variety of snake species for his thesis.