Graduate Alumni Directory

Welcome alumni!
Your input is important to us at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Email eeb-webinfo@umich.edu to update us about your latest news: employment changes, contact information, recent publications, research grants, awards, degrees, or just an interesting story. If you aren't listed here, please send us an update on where you are and what you are doing so we can include you.

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Updates coming soon!

 

Graduate student committee photo album

Diego Alvarado Serrano's defense committee

Summer 2014

Nelson Omar Bonilla, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, Pennsylvania State University
Clarisse Betancourt Roman, M.S.
Research Assistant at the University of Oregon
Lisa Walsh, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
 

 

Winter 2014

Naim Edwards, MS
Outreach and Garden Director voices4Earth

 

Ben Miller
Ph.D. Student, University of Washington
Thesis on Deep Blue: Terrestrial-aquatic transfers of carbon dioxide, methane, and organic carbon...  

Lizette Ramirez, MS  
 


 

Jay Reed, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Examination of the evolution and function of mite pockets in lizards  

Judy Wan  
 


 

Fall 2013

György Barabás, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
Dissertation on Deep Blue: The robustness of ecological communities: theory and application

 

Jasmine Crumsey, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Exotic earthworm communities as drivers of soil carbon dynamics in northern temperate forests

 

Jason Dobkowski, M.S.
Research lab technician, U-M EEB

 

Samantha Flowers, M.S.

David Marvin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution, Stanford University
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Disentangling the mechanisms and uncovering the scale of the neotropical liana takeover

 

Spring/Summer 2013

Andres Baeza, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Malaria population dynamics and climate forcing under agricultural development

Marcella Baiz, M.S. 
Ph.D. student, U-M EEB
Thesis on Deep Blue: Intragroup genetic relatedness in two howler monkey species

Edward Baskerville, Ph.D.
Private consultant, part-time research programmer, Cobey Lab, University of Chicago
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Groups and niches in food-web structure: Bayesian methods and consequences for robustness

Juan Pablo Busso, M.S.
Thesis on Deep Blue: Variation of female preference influences the maintenance of phenotypic diversity

Huijie Gan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Oribatid mite communities in soil: structure, function and response to global environmental change

Beatriz Otero Jimenez, M.S.
Ph.D. student, U-M EEB

Alex Moore, M.S.
Ph.D. student, Yale University
Thesis on Deep Blue: Taxonomic and morphological evaluation of an endemic freshwater gastropod

Brian Sedio, Ph.D.
Earl S. Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Trait evolution and species coexistence in the hyperdiverse tropical forest tree genus Psychotria

Diego Alvarado Serrano, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, City College of New York (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Exploring the opportunities for divergence in environmentally heterogeneous environments in the tropical Andes

Leiling Tao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: A tale of two elements: effects of foliar nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry on plant-insect interactions 

 

Winter 2013

Anna AriasAnna Arias, M.S.
Ph.D. student, University of Michigan, School of Education

Brian Dorsey, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Huntington Botanical Gardens
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Phylogenetics and morphological evolution of Euphorbia subg. Euphorbia

Allison Injaian, M.S.
Ph.D. student, University of California
Thesis on Deep Blue: Intraspecific variation and development of specialization in Polistes fuscatus, a model system

 

 

Fall 2012

Keely BriggsKeely Briggs, M.S.

Dan Chang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Evolution and expression of gene families at the interface of predator-prey interactions

Celia Churchill, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Science Institute, University of California
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Evolutionary history and global phylogeography of the neuston

Hyunmin HanHyunmin Han, M.S.
Analyst, Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Detroit

Semoya PhillipsSemoya Phillips, M.S.

Wenfeng QianWenfeng Qian, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Functional evolutionary genomics: Yeast as a model system

Kassandra SemrauKassandra Semrau, M.S.
Oligo Library Product Manager at MYcroarray

 

 

Spring/Summer 2012

Cindy Bick, M.S.
Ph.D. student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Rachel Cable, MS
Research Lab Technician, Duhaime Lab, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Doug Jackson, Ph.D.
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, California
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Fungal biocontrol in coffee: a case study in agroecology
Leslie McGinnis, M.S.
Graduate student, University of California Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Iman Sylvain, M.S.
Ph.D. student, University of California, Berkeley
Alexa Unruh, M.S
Educator, Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lucia Luna Wong, Ph.D.
Researcher in Med School Neurology Department., University of Michigan (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Differentiation on the Akodon mollis species group (Rodentia: Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) in the Andes of Peru
Jeremy Wright, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Ecological and evolutionary consequences of venom production in catfishes

 

Winter 2012

Tory Hendry, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Genome reduction and evolution in an obligate luminous symbiont
Michael Sheehan, Ph.D.
National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona
Dissertation on Deep Blue: The evolution of individual recognition in paper wasps

Liz Wason, Ph.D.

Science Writer, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Plants make scents: variation in plant volatile organic chemical emission at multiple scales

 

Fall 2011

David Allen, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Middlebury College (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Succession and spatial pattern in a Michigan forest
Huateng Huang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical School, University of Michigan
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Understanding how stochasticity impacts reconstructions of recent species divergent history
Susanna Messinger, Ph.D.
Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellow, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Space: the final frontier of predator evolution?
Ya Yang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Phylogenetics of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce

 

Spring/Summer 2011

Mairin Balisi, M.S.
EEB Ph.D. program, University of California, Los Angeles
(Email)
Meg Bakewell, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Genomic patterns of gene evolution
Serge Farinas, M.S.
Ph.D. student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Elizabeth Haber, M.S.
Wisconson Department of Natural Resources
(Email)
Amanda Izzo, Ph.D.
Researcher, University of California, Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Spotting the top male: sexual selection in a lek-mating paper wasp, Polistes dominulus
Theresa Ong, M.S.
Ph.D. student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Thesis on Deep Blue: Coexistence in multi-exploiter systems
Dana Thomas, M.S. Rachel Vannette, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Whose phenotype is it anyway?

 

Winter 2011

Ryan Bebej, Ph.D.
Calvin College: Assistant Professor
(Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Vertebral anatomy of Remingtonocetidae (Mammalia, Cetacea)
Heidi Liere, Ph.D.
Visiting Biology Instructor, Sewanee-The University of the South
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Complex interactions and ecosystem function
Jess Middlemis-Maher, Ph.D.
Michigan State University: Research Associate (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Ecological and evolutionary context of the stress response in Larvcal Anurans
Lei Qin, M.S.

 

Fall 2010

John Berini, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, University of Minnesota
Melissa Brady, M.S.
Clay Cressler, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen's University (Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Multi-trait Selection and the Evolution of the integrated phenotype
Kelsey Pressler, M.S.

 

Spring/Summer 2010

Joseph Brown, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
(Email)
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Embracing uncertainty in molecular phylogenetic analysis
Sandra Yap, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines
Dissertation on Deep Blue: Phylogeography and demography of common plant species from the Philippine Islands

 

Winter 2010

Hannah Foster, M.S.
Ph.D student, Harvard University, Burton Lab
(Email)
Rachel Hessler, M.S. 
Ph.D. program, Wayne State University
Aley Joseph, M.S., M.P.H. 
Graduate Student, University of Michigan School of Public Health (Email)
Zhi Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
(Email)

 

Winter 2009

Heather Adams, Ph.D.
Freelance Reporter, Pike County Dispatch; Owner, Aetherie Works
Sarah Barbrow, M.S.
Library Systems-Dean's Office, School of Information, University of Michigan
Emily Farrer, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Ken Luzynski, M.S.
Teach for America, Tulsa, Okla., fall 2010
Marielle Newsome, M.S. Jess Peirson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Amanda Zellmer, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Occidental College (Email)
 

 

Spring/Summer 2009

Sarah CobeySarah Cobey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ecology and  Evolution, University of Chicago (Email)
Tim Connallon, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
Akane Uesegi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
M. Jahi Chappell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Shalene Jha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Texas (Email)
Elen Oneal, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology, Duke University
Diego Ruiz Moreno, Ph.D.
Professor of Statistics, Univerisidad Nacional Arturo, Argentina
Bin Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Nanjing University (Email)
Matthew ChatfieldMatt Chatfield, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University (Email)
Yan Yancy Lo, M.S.
University of Michigan: School of Public Health
Eladio Marquez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Florida State University
(Email)
Zach Miller, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Montana State University
Bret Weinstein, Ph.D.
Professor, Evergreen State College
 

 

Fall 2008

Andrea Walther, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College
Lauren Yelen, M.S.
Masters Student, SNRE, University of Michigan

 

Spring/Summer 2008

Leah Boris, M.S. 
River Bend Nature Center, Minn: River Bend Intern Naturalist
Luis Fernando Chaves, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
James Crants, Ph.D.
Research Associate, University of Minnesota
Wendy Grus, Ph.D.
Genome Interpretation Scientist, Knome, Inc.
Ben-Yang Liao, Ph.D.
Assistant Principal Investigator, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwain
Nicole Maturen, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge University
Javier Ruiz, Ph.D.
Associate Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University (Email)
 

 

Winter 2008

Nonyelum Alozie, M.S.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Albion College

Corinne Richards, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Tulane University

 

Fall 2007

Beth Hahn, Ph.D. 
Regional Wildlife Ecologist, Forest Service, USDA (Email)
Heather Lerner, Ph.D.
Museum Director and Assistant Professor, Earlham College
Rachel Matthews, M.S. Ondrej Podlaha, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Boston (Email)
Xiaoxia Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego (Email)
 

 

Spring/Summer 2007

Jose Cabrera Schneider, M.S. Michael Fraker, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University (Email)
Krista McGuire, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Barnard College
Ben Montgomery, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Upstate
Ronald Oldfield, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Case Western Reserve
(Email)
 

 

Winter 2007

Carrie Beyers, M.S. Mary Anne Evans, Ph.D. 
Research Fellow, University of Michigan-SNRE (Email)

Xionglei He, Ph.D. 
Endowed Professor, Sun Yat-sen University: Guangzhou, China

 

Deborah Huddleston, M.S.

Meghan Shilts, M.S.
Research Associate, Yale University

 

 

 

Fall 2006

Heok Hee Ng, Ph.D.
Research Associate, National University of Singapore
Yi Cui, M.S.

 

Spring/Summer 2006

Prosanta Chakrabarty, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Curator of Ichthyology
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Sciences
Baton Rouge, La.

 

Winter 2006

Tanya Dewey, Ph.D.
Research Program Officer, UMMZ, University of Michigan
(Email)
Glenn Fox, Ph.D.
Lecturer III, Div. of Anatomical Sciences, Dept. of Surgery, Univ. of Michigan Medical School
(Email)
Malini Sridharan, M.S.
MBA student, MIT Sloan School of Management
 

 

Fall 2005

Steven Albee-Scott, Ph.D. 
Instructor Environmental Sciences, Wilbur L. Dungy Endowed Chair of the Sciences, Jackson Community College (Email)
Laura Eidietis, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Biology, University of Michigan
Katia Koelle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, Duke University
(Email)
Kate Teeter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Northern Michigan University
John Whitlock, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
(Email)
 
   

 

Spring/Summer 2005

Cindy Bick, M.S.
Ph.D. student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Rachel Cable, MS
Research Lab Technician, Duhaime Lab, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Doug Jackson, Ph.D.
Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Santa Cruz, California
Leslie McGinnis, M.S.
Graduate student, University of California Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Iman Sylvain, M.S.
Ph.D. student, University of California, Berkeley
Alexa Unruh, M.S
Educator, Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lucia Luna Wong, Ph.D.
Researcher in Med School Neurology Department., University of Michigan (Email)
Jeremy Wright, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester
 

 

Winter 2005

Shannon McCauley, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University

(Email)