People

Kayla M. Fast, MSc

Research Associate & Adjunct Lecturer -

UWA Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Michael W. Sandel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Zoology and Coordinator of Conservation Programs - UWA Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Graduate Students

Anna N. Eastis, BSc

Master of Science Candidate

Thesis: "Phylogenomic Investigation of Invasive Green Swordtail Populations of Florida"

Kenny D. Jones II, BSc

Master of Science Candidate

Thesis: "Conservation Genomics of the Imperiled Coal Darter of the Mobile River Basin"

John Larrimore, BSc

Master of Science Student

Thesis: "A Novel Sanger-Sequencing Approach to Vertebrate Metabarcoding"

Alex Rakestraw, BSc

Master of Science Student

Thesis: "Ichthyofaunal Drivers of Freshwater Microbial Communities in French Guiana"

P. Kiersten Schellhammer, BSc

Master of Science Student

Thesis: "An Aquatic Melting Pot: Genomic Homogenization of Bullhead Minnows of the Tenn-Tom Waterway"

Julia Wood, BSc

Master of Science Student

Thesis: "Ichthyofaunal Evidence for a Stream Capture Event in the Upper Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River"

Undergraduate Researchers

Mitchell Disharoon

Asma Elnaham

Brianna Forest

Hunter Reid

Autumn Younge

Animal Care All-Stars

Christian Braswell

Ashley Brettel

Lauren Brown

Kelsey Hafley

Graduate Alumni

Joshua D. Millwood, MSc

PhD student, The University of Alabama

Master of Science: May 2018

Thesis: "Evolutionary Ecology of the Dermal Mucosal Microbiome of Mobile River Basin Sculpins (Teleostei: Cottidae)"

J. Tyler Newburn, MSc

Soil Conservation Technician, Natural Resource Conservation Service

Master of Science: May 2017

Thesis: "Characterization of the Dermal Mucosal Microbiome of Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and its Causative Agents"

Caitlyn White, MSc

Biology instructor, Demopolis High School, Demopolis, Alabama.

Master of Science: May 2016

Undergraduate Alumni

Rakim Ali

Bachelor of Science: May 2020

Undergraduate research: "Bioinformatic Investigation of Actinobacteriophage Genomes Reveals the LGFP Domain of the Lysin A Protein as a Putative Determinant of Host Range"

Dominique Dawson, BSc

Bachelor of Science: May 2019

Undergraduate research: "Investigating Ancestry and Genomic Diversity of Walleye (Sander vitreus) in the Mobile River Basin"

Yanesha Johnson, MSc

DNA Analyst/Serologist: Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas.

Bachelor of Science: May 2017

Undergraduate research: "Post-mortem Dynamics of the Guppy Dermal Microbiome at Varying Temperatures"

Timothy 'TJ' Odom, MSc

Doctor of Philosophy Student at University of Georgia

Bachelor of Science: May 2017

Undergraduate research: "Bacteriophages as Keystones of the Breastmilk Microbiome"

Collaborators

Andres Aguilar, PhD

Associate Professor - California State University, Los Angeles, California

M. Eric Benbow, PhD

Associate Professor - Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Heather Jordan, PhD

Assistant Professor - Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

Jennifer Pechal, PhD

Assistant Professor - Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan