Post-Docs and Research Staff

Maryna Baydyuk

Maryna Baydyuk 
Assistant Research ProfessorHuang laboratory

Interests: neurodevelopment, synaptic transmission, neurotrophic factors.

Jack Boyle

Jack Boyle
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Armbruster laboratory

Interests: Animal behavior, insect-plant interactions.

Nathan Cooper

Nathan W. Cooper
Research Associate, Marra laboratory
Interests: Conservation biology, behavioral ecology, migration, endangered species.


Doreen Cunningham
Research Assistant Professor, Silva laboratory

Interests: Neural development in Xenopus laevis.


Andra Doherty 
Research Associate, Ries laboratory

Interests: Ethology

Brian Evans

Brian S. Evans
Affiliate Researcher, Marra laboratory
Interests: Quantitative ecology, landscape ecology, data science, urban ecology.

Vivienne Foroughirad

Vivienne Foroughirad 
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mann laboratory 

Interests: “behavioral ecology, genetics, social network analysis.”

Jens Fritzenwanker

Jens Fritzenwanker 
Assistant Research Professor, Silva laboratory 

Interests: “My work is centered around the question of how body plans evolve. I focus on axial patterning and neurodevelopment and the overlap thereof.”

Romain Garnier

Romain Garnier
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Bansal laboratory

Interests: Disease Ecology, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Dynamics and Modeling, Public Health.

Mansa Gurjar

Mansa Gurjar
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Coate laboratory

Interests: Cochlear development.

Elise Larson

Elise Larsen
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ries laboratory

Interests: Ecology, population dynamics, phenology, disturbance, community ecology, conservation.

Erqiu Li

Erqiu Li
Associate Research Professor, Huang laboratory

Interests: Immunology of parasites.

Mi-Hye Lee

Mi-Hye Lee 
Assistant Research Professor, Huang laboratory

Interests: transgenic mouse model, tumor biology.

Maeva Miller

Maƫva Millan
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johnson laboratory

Interests: pyrolysis, wet chemistry, GCMS, interaction organics/minerals, research and preservation of organic molecules and biomarkers in martian analogs.

Alexandra Mushegian, Armbruster laboratory
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Interests: ecological genomics, local adaptation, rapid evolution, vector ecology.


Naresh Neupane
Assistant Research Professor, Ries Laboratory

Interests: TBA


Amy L. Scarpignato
Research Affiliate, Marra Laboratory 

Interests: Migration, migratory connectivity, ornithology, GIS, spatial ecology, animal tracking.

Calandra Stanley

Calandra Stanley
Research Affiliate, Marra Laboratory 

Interests: Migration ecology, animal behavior, conservation, tracking.

Mariana Zama

Mariana Abarca Zama
Assistant Research Professor, Ries laboratory

Interests: Plant-insect interactions, phenology, and climate change ecology.

Lucila Alvarez Zuzek

Lucila Alvarez Zuzek
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Bansal laboratory

Interests: Networks Science, Nonlinear Dynamics, Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Dynamics.