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Name Advisor Room Phone Research Summary
Monique Ambrose Lloyd-smith TLSB 4000 (310) 206-8207 I develop and apply quantitative approaches to study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.
Madelin Andrade Blumstein    
Aji Anggoro Barber TLSB 2140 (310)794-5511
Ioana Anghel Zapata Hoyos LS 3116
Vanessa Apkenas Alfaro TLSB 4162 (310) 267-4460
Tiffany Armenta Blumstein / Wayne TLSB 4140 (310) 825-5014
Jessica Arriens Smith CTR, La Kretz
Alec Baird Sack LS 3218 310-206-2887 I'm interested in investigating the coordination between diversity in leaf structure and composition with diversity in leaf physiological function
Mairin Balisi Van Valkenburgh / Wang TLSB 2162 825-4669
Kelly Barr Smith
Annabel Beichman Wayne TLSB 4140 825-5014
Doug Booher Bot 118 310-230-551
Ian Boucher Yeh    
Samuel Bressler Yeh
Marvin Browne Sack Plant responses to drought and electromagnetic sensing
Dita Cahyani Barber TLSB 2140 310 794-5511 I will using Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure (ARMS) method and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques (metabarcoding) to measure the marine diversity across Indonesia.
Marcel Carita Vaz Kraft  LSB 3209  (310) 825-4967 Evolution and maintenance tree species diversity in Central Amazon.
Guilherme Casas Goncalves Amarasekare Botany 306 Temperature effects on trophic communities of ectotherms
Jonathan Chang Alfaro TLSB 2154 (310) 206-2240
Daniel Chavez Wayne TLSB 4140 (310) 825-5014
Jaineet Chhabra Sears
Kelcie Chiquillo Barber TLSB 2154 (310) 206-7885 Ecological and evolutionary dynamics that influence the invasive seagrass
Rachel Chock Grether / Shier LS 4329 825-3128
Daniel Cooper Blumstein / Yeh Studying urban adaptation in birds
Robert Cooper Shaffer / Grether Life Science 4329 (310) 825-3128
Samuel Cowell Yeh
Madeline Cowen Grether LS 4335  825-3128 
Samuel Degregori Barber 2140 8315857810 I am interested in gut microbiomes and the factors that shape these communities
Charlie de la Rosa / 118 Botany  
Christina Del Carpio Wayne TSLB 4140 Gene function and functional effects of DNA methylation.
Eleanor Diamant Yeh
Evan Doughty Marcot TSLB 2162
Leila Fletcher Sack LS 3218 310 206-2887 Evolution of drought tolerance in California native plants, and the genetic and geographical basis of variation in leaf venation patterns
Devaughn Fraser Wayne TLSB 4140 825-5014
Camille Gaynus Fong Botany 419 (310) 206-6560 I study the mechanisms that promote healthy turf algae to transition to longer turf and macro algae.
Crystal Gianvecchio Yeh
Matthew Gillum    
Zachary Gold Barber TLSB 2140 (310) 795-0020 Anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems using eDNA
Ana Carolina Gomez Lloyd-smith TLSB 4000 (310) 206-8207
Katelyn Gostic Lloyd-smith TLSB 4000 310-206-8207
Shalanda Grier Fong
Angela Guglielmino Lloyd-smith TLSB 4000
Benjamin Ha Jacobs 2162 TLSB
Shyla Hardwick Nonacs LS 3125 310 206-4983
Brigit Harvey Grether / Shier LS 4329
Sarah Helman Lloyd-smith TLSB 4000 (310) 206-8207
Christian Henry Sack LS 3218 310 206-2887 Tradeoffs in stomatal response as it relates to stomatal size, osmotic concentration, and hydraulic design
Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp Blumstein Life Science 4802 Evolution of Morphology and Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Ecotourism
Audra Huffmeyer Wayne TLSB 4140 310 825-5014
Brandon Hupka Van Valkenburgh TLSB 2162
Christiane Jacquemetton Van Valkenburgh TLSB 2162
Grace John Sack LS 3218 206-2887
Trey Johnson Blumstein
Mark Juhn Alfaro / Van Valkenburgh TLSB 2162 825-4669 Hyena macroevolution
Gaurav Kandlikar Kraft LS 3209  
Tina Kang Yeh LS 4226 310 825-7455
Elizabeth Karan Alfaro TLSB 2154 (310) 206-2240 Fish color macroevolution
Justin Keller Van Valkenburgh  TSLB 2162  
Bernard Kim Lohmueller
Christopher Kyriazis Wayne TSLB 4140 evolutionary and conservation genomics
Clive Lau Sears LS 4117 3104425025 Mammalian evo-devo & paleontology
Emily Lessig Nonacs    
Meixi Lin Wayne TSLB 4140 (310) 825-5014 environmental DNA
Natalie Lozano Yeh
Brandon MacDonald Sork TLSB 4140 (818) 216-5427
Rebecca Malizia Sears
Clair Martin Natterson
Ryan Martinson    
Onny N. Marwayana Barber TLSB 2140 310 794-5511
Tyler McCraney Alfaro TLSB 2154 206-2240 Fish phylogenetics and diversification
Shawn McEachin Grether LS 4329 310 825-3128
Ian McFadden Kraft LS 3206
Alayna Mead Sork TLSB 4140 310 794-1431 I'm interested in the genomic basis of plant evolution, particularly in how plant populations adapt to their environment.
Camila Medeiros Sack LS 3218 310 206-2887
Gabriela Medeiros de Pinho Blumstein Life Science 4802 (310) 267-4630
Tiara Moore Fong Botany 411 310 206-6560
Alyssa Morgan Blumstein
Riley Mummah Lloyd-smith TLSB 4000 Dynamics of Leptospira interrogans in Coastal California Mammals
Max Murray Buth LS3912 7143490761
Kevin Neal Shaffer LS 4215  
Scott O'Donnell    
Emily Osborne Natterson
Bruno Passarelli Buth    
Kacey Peters Natterson Evolutionary Medicine: Alzheimer's Disease and the Human Microbiome
Mark Phuong Alfaro TLSB 2154 206-2240
Rita Rachmawati Barber TLSB 2140 794-5511
Elizabeth Reid-Wainscoat Grether / Shier    
Amanda Robin Nonacs 3125 LSB 8189416830 Animal decision making; state-dependant behavior; foraging; animal personality; environmental impact on decision making; stochastic dynamic modeling of animal behavior
Kelsi Rutledge Buth / LS 1330
Emily Ryznar Fong Botany 411 310 206-6560
Maral Sakayan Yeh    
Lauren Smith Fong Bot 414B 310 206-6560
Hayden Speck Jacobs Terasaki 2162
Brenton Spies Jacobs TLSB 2159 310-206-7885 Conservation Ecology, Fish Biology, Community Ecology, Ecological Modeling
Hayley Stansell Yeh / Nonacs LS 3125
Shayna Sura Fong Botany 414
Erin Toffelmier Shaffer LSB 4215  
Sarah Tolley Nonacs LS 3125 (310) 206-4983 Coevolution between obligate endosymbionts and social hosts
Rachel Turba Jacobs TLSB 2162 310 206-7885
Mary Van Dyke Kraft
Yi-Ju Wang Taylor LS 3113 310 206-4079
Dana Williams Blumstein LSB 4802 evolution of animal cognition, social learning and transmission of information
Felisha Wong Yeh
Renee Yun Natterson
Paige Zhang Jacobs TLSB 2154 310 206-7885 evolution of epigenetic and genetic processes, and their impact on the evolution of animal complexity.
Regina Zweng Fong