Lab Members

Visiting Scientists
Kristiina Hurme
Hao Wang

Postdoctoral Fellows
Matt Medeiros
Victor M. Ortega-Jimenez
Alejandro Rico-Guevara

Graduate Students
Sofia Chang
Leeann Louis
Ashley Smiley
Erik Sathe

Laboratory Alumni

    • Marc Badger (Ph.D., 2016); Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis
    • Erica Kim (Ph.D., 2014); proof.bwoc@gmail.com
    • Yu Zeng (Ph.D., 2013; co-advised with Dave Wake); Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physics, University of California, Merced
    • Dennis Evangelista (Ph.D., 2013); Assistant Professor, US Naval Academy
    • Yonatan Munk (Ph.D., 2011; co-advised with Mimi Koehl); software designer, Magic Leap; yonatanmunk@gmail.com
    • Jose Maria Fernandez (Ph.D., 2010); mjose.fernandez@gmail.com
    • Greg Byrnes (Ph.D., 2009); Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Siena College
    • Chris Clark (Ph.D., 2009); Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside
    • Matt Medeiros (Ph.D., 2009); biology teacher, The Urban School of San Francisco
    • Ryan Hill (Ph.D., 2008); Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
    • Brendan Borrell (Ph.D., 2006); science journalist: brendanborrell.com
    • Travis LaDuc (Ph.D., 2003; co-advised with D. Cannatella); Curator of Herpetology, Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin
    • Jennifer Yeh (Ph.D., 2001; co-advised with D. Cannatella); science writer
    • Doug Altshuler (Ph.D., 2001); Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

       Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Victor Ortega-Jiménez (UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010–2012; AFOSR Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013–2016); postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Neurobiology & Behavior, University of California, Davis
  • Marta Wolf (Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010–2012); xmoraix@gmail.com
  • Nir Sapir (Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010–2012); Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Univ. of Haifa
  • Michael Dillon (NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2007–2009); Associate Professor, Dept. of Zoology and Physiology, Univ. of Wyoming
  • Robert Buchwald (NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2006–2010); Biology Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Stacey Combes (UC-Berkeley Miller Fellow, 2004–2007); Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology & Behavior, UC-Davis
  • Chris Witt (NSF, 2004–2006; co-sponsor with J. McGuire); Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
  • Sagiri Horisawa (Texas Advanced Research Program, 2001–2004); Lecturer in Engineering, Tokai University, Japan
  • Peng Chai (NIH NRSA, 1994–1998); statistician, Celerion (Lincoln, Nebraska)