Some of our current and recent doctoral students:

Serena Achá
Bolivia
Muchhala Lab

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


Dr. Samoa Asigau
Papua New Guinea
Parker Lab

Research Interests: Population genetics and spatial and demographic patterns of mosquitoes in implicating avian malaria in the Galapagos Archipelago.
Contact: ssacn6@mail.umsl.edu


Dr. Rani Asmarayani
Indonesia
Stevens Lab

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

Matthew W. Austin
Missouri, USA
Dunlap Lab

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


Rachel Brant
Missouri, USA
Dunlap Lab

Research Interests:Native bee behavior, urban ecology
Contact: rabdxd@mail.umsl.edu


Camilo A. Calderon-Acevedo
Colombia
Muchhala Lab

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


Miguel Chaves Fallas
Costa Rica
Marquis Lab

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


Eva Colberg
Alaska, USA
Marquis Lab

Research Interests: Plant-animal interactions, seed dispersal, myrmecology, fire ecology, tropical ecology and conservation.
Contact: eva.colberg@gmail.com


Estefania Fernandez
Bolivia
Marquis Lab

Research Interests: Restoration ecology, tropical forests, bromeliaceae, facilitation cascades and networks.
Contact: epi.stef@gmail.com


Andreia Figueiredo
Brazil
Dunlap Lab

Research Interests: Cognitive ecology, animal learning, insect behavior, social behavior, pollination biology.
Contact: aqtbp@mail.umsl.edu


Diana Gamba
Colombia
Muchhala Lab

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


Dr. Meghann Humphries
Missouri, USA
Ricklefs Lab

Research Interests: Phylogeography, population genetics, host/parasite coevolution.
Contact: mhn83@mail.umsl.edu


Jose Antonio Iturrizaga
Peru
Parker Lab

Research Interests: Behavioral ecology and disease ecology in Galapagos hawks.
Contact: jibyc@umsl.edu


Dr. Mari C. Jaramillo
Ecuador
Parker Lab
Research Interests: Disease Ecology of malaria (Plasmodium) parasites in Galapagos avifauna.
Contact: mcj6fd@mail.umsl.edu

Alex Laschner-Posner
California, USA
Muchhala Lab

Research Interests: Evolution of Pollination Syndromes in the genus Burmeistera
Contact: aelwqb@mail.umsl.edu


M. Isabel Loza
Bolivia
Ricklefs Lab

Research Interests: Rarity and beta-diversity of trees of Bolivian forests.
Contact: milwc6@mail.umsl.edu


Patricia Mendoza Becerra
Peru
Parker Lab

Research Interests: Wildlife trafficking, primate rehabilitation and disease risk.
Contact: am632@umsl.edu


Juan Moreira-Hernandez
Costa Rica
Muchhala Lab

Research Interests: Vertebrate pollination and seed dispersal, plant evolution, ecology of Neotropical bats, biodiversity conservation.
Conact: juan.moreira@gmail.com or jimxx6@mail.umsl.edu


Dr. Fidisoa Rasambainarivo
Madagascar
Parker Lab

Research Interests: Conservation medicine, health and diseases at the human and wildlife interface.
Contact: ftrz98@mail.umsl.edu 


Sage Rohrer 
Missouri, USA
Parker Lab

Research Interests: Avian diseases and microbial ecology in Galapagos marine birds.
Contact: sdrq5f@umsl.edu


Amanda (Yingtong) Wu
China
Ricklefs Lab

Research Interests: Origin and maintenance of biodiversity, the ecology and evolution of species range size, host-pathogen interaction.
Contact: yw3dp@mail.umsl.edu


Emma Young
USA
Ricklefs Lab

Research Interests: Interactions between disease ecology and conservation biology, malaria parasite assemblages, and host/parasite interactions in neotropical birds of Gamboa, Panama.
Contact: emyoung90@gmail.com


Rieka Yu 
California, USA
Muchhala Lab

Research Interests: Pollination in areas of fragmented landscapes, consequences of pollination for plant population genetics.
Contact: rymcf@mail.umsl.edu


Last Updated: May 2019