Post-docs & Graduate Students

 
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daniel sasson

Post-doctoral researcher

Daniel is a behavioral ecologist interested in how variation in sexually selected traits affects reproductive success and the factors that lead to such variation. Here, Daniel is investigating the effects of temperature on male calls and female responsiveness across populations of Enchenopa binotata treehoppers and the effects of water deprivation on harvestmen mating. Learn more...

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William Shoenberger

Ph.D. Student

Will began his Ph.D. at SLU in the Fall of 2015 after completing his undergraduate in Biochemistry at the University of Missouri. Here, Will is studying the evolution of complex behaviors, including mutualistic interactions and niche construction, using a variety of ant and plant species as well the treehopper Entylia carinata.

 
 
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Leticia classen Rodriguez

Master's Student

Letty joined the lab in the Fall of 2017 and is focusing on defensive mechanisms in harvestmen. She is particularly interested in the potential for these vision-poor animals to use visual and other sensory cues in predator detection. Her research interests range from arachnology and entomology to aquatic ecology.  

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Anthony Macchiano

Master's student

Anthony joined the lab in June 2018. More information on Anthony and his research coming soon!

 
 
 
 Team treehopper poses with a host plant in the greenhouse. Our lab uses a variety of arachnid and insect study systems, which we maintain in the lab and and greenhouse. Photo: Emily Hutti

Team treehopper poses with a host plant in the greenhouse. Our lab uses a variety of arachnid and insect study systems, which we maintain in the lab and and greenhouse. Photo: Emily Hutti

 
 

Undergraduate students

 
 
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Past lab members

Post-docs

 

Grad students

Dowen Jocson (MS '17)

Undergrads

Morgan Smeester

Timothy Jeffries

Carli Beckett

Humza Ahmed

David Dainko

Allison Kemph

Pallavi Mhaskar

Daniel Lee

Fatma Mufti

Alex Downey

Emily Scott

Wes Gingrich

Simone Ymson

Evian Perez Rivera

Rohan Tripathi

Claire Ballman