Students

William Koval

Office: Erman 103:
I study the Douglas-fir tussock moth and its associated nucleopolyhedroviruses as a model for pathogen coexistence. I’m particularly interested in how dispersal and stochastic processes alter scale-specific patterns.
Advisor(s):
Greg Dwyer

Pablo Lechon

Office: Erman 010:
I work on microbial community coalescence - the process by which two previously isolated microbial communities come together and mix – as a tool to inspect a deeper, unsolved question in microbial ecology: community assembly.

Kiseok Lee

Office: Zoology:
My research is focused on understanding the microbial ecology that govern the functional aspects of the microbiome via modeling and experimental validations. The goal is to engineer the emergent properties of the microbial community for desired traits.
Advisor(s):
Seppe Kuehn

Shuanger Li

Office: Erman 010:
I study models describing host-pathogen interaction dynamics, especially the formation and persistence of high pathogen diversity.

Armun Liaghat

Office: Erman 208:
I use mathematical and computational models to study high-dimensional coevolutionary systems of archaea and their viruses, to better understand the interplay of dynamics and diversity between different levels of organization and modes of symbiosis.
Advisor(s):
Mercedes Pascual

Jiawei Liu

Office: Erman 103:
I use mathematical models to study the interaction between a fungal and a viral pathogen in gypsy moth caterpillars, and the role of climate change in their competition.
Advisor(s):
Greg Dwyer

Wei Lu

Office: Zoology 209:
I am interested in the process of speciation under natural and sexual selection. In my research, I use population genetics, computer vision and gene editing to study the evolution and genetics of mating behavior in Heliconius butterflies.
Advisor(s):
Marcus Kronforst

Zachary Miller

Office: Zoology 403:
I study species interactions in complex (species-rich) ecological communities. I develop computational and statistical tools to characterize the structure of interaction networks, as well as theoretical models to explore its origins and consequences.
Advisor(s):
Stefano Allesina

Ricardo Muñiz Trejo

Office: Zoology:
How do problematic concepts, such as character and adaptation, encompass the structural and functional properties of macromolecules? How to experimentally assess the evolutionary forces and processes involved in the history of these molecules?
Advisor(s):
Joseph Thornton

Caroline Oldstone-Jackson

Matriculation:
Autumn 2015
Advisor(s):
Bergelson