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Meet Our Students

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


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


Estefania Fernandez
Ph.D.
Bolivia
Marquis Lab

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


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


Meghann Humphries
Ph.D.
USA
Research interest:  Phylogeography, population genetics, host/parasite coevolution
Contact:  mhn83@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

Nathaniel Jones
BA (undergraduate)
USA
Parker Lab
Research interests:  disease ecology and evolution.
Contact: njjt37@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


Juan Moreira-Hernandez
Ph.D.
Costa Rica
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: vertebrate pollination and seed dispersal, plant evolution, ecology of Neotropical bats, biodiversity conservation
Conact:  juan.moreira@gmail.com or jimxx6@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


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

Last Updated:  October 10, 2017