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