Alumni News

EEB buzz -- alumni news

Send your news to eeb-webinfo@umich.edu. We're interested in where you're working, your contact information, new publications, awards, honors. If you have a good story to tell, we'd like to hear your latest adventures. We'll publish some of this information on our website. Don't forget photos!

Warren Abrahamson

Warren Abrahamson, professor of biology emeritus, Bucknell University

Warren Abrahamson (B.S. Botany, '69) retired from Bucknell in 2012 after 39 years of teaching ecology and evolution, plant-animal interactions, and occasionally plant systematics. (to read more, click name)

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Years ago, Peter Wilson (B.S. Biology '58, UM M.S. Biology '60) enjoyed being a volunteer photographer as a student at UMBS. Today, he's a volunteer photographer at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (to read more, click name)

Jon Monroe

Jonathan Monroe, professor of biology, James Madison University

Jon Monroe (B.S. Botany 1982) is a professor of biology at James Madison University who got his start as a botany major at the University of Michigan. (to read more, click name)

Sarah Cobey

Sarah Cobey

Sarah Cobey (Ph.D. EEB 2009) became an assistant professor in the Ecology and Evolution Department at the University of Chicago in July 2013. (to read more, click name)

Matthew Chatfield

Matthew Chatfield

Matthew Chatfield (Ph.D. EEB 2009) will begin a new position in August 2014 as assistant professor of conservation biology at Unity College, Maine. (to read more, click name)

Margaret Gray Towne

Margaret Towne

We were happy to hear from Margaret Gray Towne (B.S. Biology 1961, M.S. Biology 1962) recently. “I was a tour guide in the Museum of Natural History from 1958-1962." (to read more, click name)

Huabin Zhao

Huabin Zhao

Dr. Huabin Zhao, a former EEB postdoctoral fellow, is now a professor of zoology in the Department of Zoology at Wuhan University, China. (to read more, click name)

Kenneth Elgersma

Kenneth Elgersma

Former EEB postdoctoral fellow, Kenneth Elgersma, began a tenure-track position at the University of Northern Iowa in the fall of 2013. [click name to read more]

M. Jahi Chappell

M. Jahi Chappel

(Ph.D. EEB 2009)
M. Jahi Chappell is the new director of agriculture policy for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minneapolis, Minn. [click name to read more]

Zhi Wang

Zhi Wang

(Ph.D. EEB 2010)
Assistant professor at Arizona State University, teaching undergraduate genetics, and some graduate level genomics courses. [click name to read more]

Javier Ruiz

Javier Ruiz

(Ph.D. EEB 2008)
Director of the Biodiversity Project, Nicaragua, a research initiative conducting research in Eastern Nicaragua, and a visiting scholar at Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University. [click name to read more]

Undine Jost Zengel

Undine Jost Zengel

(B.Sc. Biology 1984)
Over the years, Jost Zengel has worked for Lykes Brothers, an international cargo shipping company, the state Dept. of Environmental Quality, and in international industrial marketing... [click name to read more]

Ryan Bebej

Ryan Bebej

(Ph.D. EEB 2011)
Assistant professor in the Biology Department at his alma mater, Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. [click name to read more]

Aley Joseph

Aley Joseph

(M.S. EEB 2010, M.P.H. Epidemiology 2011)
Epidemiologist in January 2012 for the California Rural Indian Health Board, serving rural Native American tribes in California. [click name to read more]

Alumnus feature on Sophia Holley Ellis

Sophia Holley Ellis

(B.A. Biology and German 1949, M.S. Botany 1950, M.A. German 1964)
Sophia Holley Ellis retired in June 2006 after 56 years as a biology and German teacher in the Detroit Public Schools. [click name to read more]

Prosanta Chakrabarty

Prosanta Chakrabarty

(Ph.D. EEB 2006)
Prosanta Chakrabarty recently wrote a book called, "A Guide to Academia: Getting into and surviving grad school, postdocs and a research job," published by Wiley. [click name to read more]

Mindy (Greenblatt) Streem

Mindy Streem

(B.S. Biology 2001, B.M.A. Voice Performance 2001, M.S. Rackham Orthodontics)
Mindy Streem attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and graduated with a D.M.D. in 2005. [click name to read more]

Richard T. Hanlin

Richard T. Hanlin

(Ph.D. Botany/Mycology 1961)
Hanlin retired in June 2001 after 41 years' service. Since that time he has continued to work as a volunteer in the Mycological Herbarium of the Georgia Museum of Natural History. [click name to read more]

Maggie Morris

Maggie Morris

(B.S. Biology 1995)
Maggie Morris received a Junior Faculty Award from the American Diabetes Association for her grant. [click name to read more]

Jonathan Nelson Wu

Jonathan Nelson Wu

(M.S. Biology 1990)
Jonathan Nelson Wu is assistant dean for academic programs at Temple University, Japan Campus. He teaches introductory courses in biology and mathematics. [click name to read more]

Gail L. McCormick

Gail McCormick

(B.S. Biology/EEB concentration 2010, B.T.A. Theatre Arts)
Gail McCormick is a Ph.D. candidate in the ecology program at Penn State. She has an artistic flair for paper cutting and all things paper. [click name to read more]

David Alonso

David Alonso

(former postdoctoral fellow with Professor Mercedes Pascual)
David Alonso, former postdoctoral fellow in Professor Mercedes Pascual’s lab, was awarded a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship from the Spanish Government. [click name to read more]

Judith Bronstein

Judith Bronstein

(M.S. EEB 1981, Ph.D. EEB 1986)
Dr. Judith Bronstein has been selected as a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. [click name to read more]