Harris Center Graduate Student Associates at the University of Missouri-St. Louis


Ben Abts
M.S.
United States
Dunlap Lab


Research Interest:  Social Information Use.
Contact:  bja7cd@mail.umsl.edu


Serena Achá
Ph.D.
Bolivia
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: Systematics of Prunus (Rosaceae) and Passiflora (Passifloraceae), species delimitation and geometric morphometry.
Contact: sia7vc@mail.umsl.edu


Samoa Asigau
Ph.D.
Papua New Guinea
Parker Lab
Research interest: Population genetics and spatial and demographic patterns of mosquitoes in implicating avian malaria in the Galapagos Archipelago.
Contact: ssacn6@mail.umsl.edu
Rani Asmarayani
Ph.D.
Indonesia
Stevens Lab

Research interest: Systematic study of Asian Piper (Piperaceae).
Contact: rawd5@umsl.edu


Matthew W. Austin
Ph.D.
United States
Dunlap Lab


Research Interest: Behavioral responses to anthropogenic environmental change; phenotypic plasticity; bumble bee ecology.
Contact: mwacpb@mail.umsl.edu


Christina Baer
Ph. D.
USA
Marquis Lab

Research interest: The ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions, specifically ecosystem engineering.
Contact: baerc@mail.umsl.edu


Camilo A. Calderon-Acevedo
Ph.D.
Colombia
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: Bat systematics and evolution, Bat-Plant interactions
Contact: cackdb@mail.umsl.edu


José Miguel Chaves Fallas
Ph.D.
Costa Rica
Marquis Lab



Research interest:  Plant-insect interactions on tropical islands, plant taxonomy, restoration ecology and conservation
Contact:  chamiguel@gmail.com


Gideon Erkenswick
Ph.D.
USA
Parker Lab

Research interest: Evolution and ecology of primate pathogen assemblages in the Amazon basin of southeast Peru.
Contact: gaet4b@umsl.edu


Diana Gamba
Ph.D.
Colombia
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: Biodiversity, biogeography, and evolution of flowering plants (specifically Melastomataceae). Focus of studies in Neurotropics, particularly in the Chocó and northern Andes.
Contact: dlgtk5@mail.umsl.edu


Leticia Gutiérrez
Ph.D.
Chile
Ricklefs Lab

Research interest: Effects of a complex trophic structure of mammalian host species on the ecology of emerging infectious disease
Contact: LeticiaGutierrez@mail.umsl.edu



Mari C. Jaramillo
M.S.
Ecuador
Parker Lab
Research interest: Disease Ecology of malaria (Plasmodium) parasites in Galapagos avifauna.
Contact: mcj6fd@mail.umsl.edu
M. Isabel Loza
Ph.D.
Bolivia
Ricklefs Lab
Research Interest: Rarity and beta-diversity of trees of Bolivian forests
Contact: milwc6@mail.umsl.edu
Rossana Maguiña
M.S.
Peru
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: Bat-plant interactions, pollination biology
Contact: nrm5h4@mail.umsl.edu


Rinchen Namgay
M.S.
Bhutan
Marquis Lab


Research Interest: Extended use and distribution of Juniperus recurva in Bhutan
Contact:  rnamgay77@gmail.com

Galen Priest
Ph.D.
USA
Marquis Lab
Research interest: Effects of ecosystem engineering on community composition and trophic relationships in plant-animal interactions
Contact: GalenPriest@umsl.edu
Heritiana Ranarivelo
Ph.D.
Madagascar
Stevens Lab
Research interest: Systematics and biogeography of the Afro-malagasy genus Psorospermum (Hypericaceae).
Contact: hsrq98@umsl.edu
Fidisoa Rasambainarivo
Ph.D.
Madagascar
Parker Lab
Research interest: Conservation medicine, health and diseases at the human and wildlife interface
Contact:  ftrz98@mail.umsl.edu

Letícia Soares
Ph.D.
Brazil
Ricklefs Lab

Research interest: Host-parasite biogeography and evolution
Contact: LeticiaSoares@umsl.edu




Last updated June 8, 2016