Graduate Students

Namrata Ahuja's picture Namrata Ahuja
Graduate Student
165 Prosect St., New Haven, CT 06511
namrata.ahuja@yale.edu
Research Interests: evolution and development of marine invertebrates, novel cell types and characteristics, embryology, comparative studies
Year joined department: 2021
Nathalie Alomar's picture Nathalie Alomar
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
nathalie.alomar@yale.edu
Research Interests: ecophysiological evolution, herpetology, adaptive radiation, phylogenetic comparative methods
Year joined department: 2021
Arielle Biro's picture Arielle Biro
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
arielle.biro@yale.edu
Lab Group: Carla Staver
Research Interests: Nitrogen fixation, plant-soil feedbacks, plant nutrient acquisition, mycorrhizal fungi, bacterial and fungal plant symbionts, savanna ecology
Year joined department: 2017
Mike Blazanin's picture Mike Blazanin
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
mike.blazanin@yale.edu
Website
Lab Group: Paul Turner
Research Interests: Bacterial and viral ecology and evolution; using experimental evolution for fundamental and applied questions in vivo, vitro and silico.
Year joined department: 2017
Brooke Bodensteiner's picture Brooke Bodensteiner
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
brookelee.bodensteiner@yale.edu
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Lab Group: Martha Munoz
Research Interests: Better understanding of the evolutionary patterns and timing of adaptive radiations. (Evolutionary ecology; thermal physiology; phylogenetic comparative methods)
Year joined department: 2019
Henry Camarillo's picture Henry Camarillo
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
henry.camarillo@yale.edu
Lab Group: Martha Munoz
Research Interests: Evolutionary ecology, functional morphology & biomechanics, phylogenetic comparative methods
Year joined department: 2019
Ben Carlson's picture Ben Carlson
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
ben.carlson@yale.edu
Lab Group: Walter Jetz
Year joined department: 2014
Chang-Yu Chang's picture Chang-Yu Chang
Graduate Student
300 Heffernan Dr., West Haven, CT 06516
chang-yu.chang@yale.edu
Lab Group: Alvaro Sanchez
Year joined department: 2017
Haysun Choi's picture Haysun Choi
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St, New Haven CT 06511
haysun.choi@yale.edu
Research Interests: aesthetic evolution, sexual selection and mate choice, mathematical modeling
Year joined department: 2021
Anri Chomentowska's picture Anri Chomentowska
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
anri.chomentowska@yale.edu
Lab Group: Erika Edwards
Year joined department: 2018
Matthew Dougherty's picture Matthew Dougherty
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
matthew.dougherty@yale.edu
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Lab Group: David Post
Research Interests: Aquatic ecology, eco-evolutionary feedbacks, Laurentian Great Lakes
Year joined department: 2017
Diego Ellis Soto's picture Diego Ellis Soto
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
diego.ellissoto@yale.edu
Lab Group: Walter Jetz
Research Interests: global change biology, human-wildlife interactions, movement ecology, remote sensing
Year joined department: 2018
Ava Ghezelayagh's picture Ava Ghezelayagh
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven CT 06511
ava.ghezelayagh@yale.edu
Lab Group: Tom Near
Research Interests: Phylogenetics, Systematics, Ichthyology, Macroevolution, Diversification
Year joined department: 2018
Ian Gilman's picture Ian Gilman
Graduate Student
165 Prosect St., New Haven, CT 06511
ian.gilman@yale.edu
Website
Lab Group: Erika Edwards
Research Interests: Evolution of photosynthesis, CAM photosynthesis, genomics, and gene regulatory networks.
Year joined department: 2017
Lourdes Gomez's picture Lourdes Gomez
Graduate Student
165 Prosect St., New Haven, CT 06511
lourdes.gomez@yale.edu
Lab Group: C. Brandon Ogbunu
Research Interests: Ecology and evolution at the genetic, protein, and cellular scales within a single system.
Year joined department: 2020
Noah Houpt's picture Noah Houpt
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
noah.houpt@yale.edu
Research Interests: Untangling the dynamics and drivers of microbial adaptation and diversification using experimental evolution.
Year joined department: 2021
Daemin Kim's picture Daemin Kim
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
dae-min.kim@yale.edu
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Lab Group: Tom Near
Research Interests: Phylogenetics, speciation mechanism, phylogeography and morphology of freshwater fishes
Year joined department: 2016
Julia Laterza Barbosa's picture Julia Laterza Barbosa
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
julia.laterzabarbosa@yale.edu
Lab Group: Martha Munoz
Research Interests: Herpetology, evolutionary physiology, biogeography, phylogenetic comparative methods.
Year joined department: 2020
Richard Li's picture Richard Li
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
richard.li.rl839@yale.edu
Lab Group: Walter Jetz
Research Interests: Urban ecology, invasion ecology, biogeography, botany, ornithology
Year joined department: 2019
Cody Limber's picture Cody Limber
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
cody.limber@yale.edu
Lab Group: Richard Prum
Research Interests: Birds, feather development and evolution, genomics
Year joined department: 2019
Muyang Lu's picture Muyang Lu
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
muyang.lu@yale.edu
Lab Group: Walter Jetz
Year joined department: 2016
Jasmine Mah's picture Jasmine Mah
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
jasmine.mah@yale.edu
Lab Group: Casey Dunn
Research Interests: Cell type evolution, origin and evolution of complex characters, gene-phenotype relationships
Year joined department: 2018
Lauren Mellenthin's picture Lauren Mellenthin
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
lauren.mellenthin@yale.edu
Lab Group: Casey Dunn
Research Interests: Siphonophores, Biophysical evolution of Metazoans, and Morphological diversity.
Year joined department: 2019
Ketty Munyenyembe's picture Ketty Munyenyembe
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
ketty.munyenyembe@yale.edu
Lab Group: Paul Turner
Research Interests: Experimental evolution in viruses, drug resistance evolution and epidemiology.
Year joined department: 2020
Oluwatobi Oso's picture Oluwatobi Oso
Graduate Student
165 Prosect St., New Haven, CT 06511
oluwatobi.oso@yale.edu
Research Interests: Plant anatomy, digital morphometrics, biosystematics, and evolution.
Year joined department: 2021
Chantal Parker's picture Chantal Parker
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
chantal.parker@yale.edu
Lab Group: Tom Near
Year joined department: 2017
Josh Randall's picture Josh Randall
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
josh.randall@yale.edu
Lab Group: Erika Edwards
Research Interests: Botany, ecophysiology, plant diversity, urban adaptation, tissue anatomy.
Year joined department: 2020
Alison Robey's picture Alison Robey
Graduate Student
165 Prosect St., New Haven, CT 06511
alison.robey@yale.edu
Research Interests: : theoretical ecology, species distribution and persistence, spatio-temporal impacts of environmental variability, biodiversity
Year joined department: 2021
Will Rogers's picture Will Rogers
Graduate Student
165 Prosect St., New Haven, CT 06511
will.rogers@yale.edu
Research Interests: Host movement ecology, social behavior, fitness of mixed tolerance/resistance mechanisms, ecoimmunology, phylodynamics, and parasitic community interactions
Year joined department: 2021
Shubhi Sharma's picture Shubhi Sharma
Graduate Student
165 Prosect St., New Haven, CT 06511
shubhi.sharma@yale.edu
Lab Group: Walter Jetz
Research Interests: climate change, global biodiversity, forest distributions, statistical modelling, spatio-temporal dynamics
Year joined department: 2020
Mansa Srivastav's picture Mansa Srivastav
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
mansa.srivastav@yale.edu
Lab Group: Michael Donoghue
Year joined department: 2017
Daniel Stadtmauer's picture Daniel Stadtmauer
Graduate Student
300 Heffernan Dr., West Haven, CT 06516
daniel.stadtmauer@yale.edu
Lab Group: Gunter Wagner
Year joined department: 2017
Liam Taylor's picture Liam Taylor
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, 06511
liam.taylor@yale.edu
Lab Group: Richard Prum
Year joined department: 2018
Jean Vila's picture Jean Vila
Graduate Student
300 Heffernan Dr., West Haven, CT 06516
jean.vila@yale.edu
Lab Group: Alvaro Sanchez
Year joined department: 2016
Riley Wadehra's picture Riley Wadehra
Graduate Student
165 Prosect St., New Haven, CT 06511
riley.wadehra@yale.edu
Research Interests: ecosystems transitions, theoretical ecology
Year joined department: 2021
Petra Wakker's picture Petra Wakker
Graduate Student
165 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511
petra.wakker@yale.edu
Lab Group: David Post
Research Interests: Food web ecology, spatiotemporal community dynamics, aquatic ecology and entomology.
Year joined department: 2020
Julia Wood's picture Julia Wood
Graduate Student
21 Sachem St., New Haven, CT 06511
julia.wood@yale.edu
Research Interests: phylogenetics of freshwater fishes, diversification, and speciation
Year joined department: 2021