person in wading overalls holding a large net and standing a waterAdania Flemming

Ph.D. student in UF Department of Biology

Twitter: @adanianscience

M.S., 2018, University of Florida
B.S., 2011, University of Tampa
UF Graduate School Fellowship

Adania’s research is at the intersection of science and education. She is using natural history collections as a resource to introduce and prepare undergraduate students for careers in science.

person holding a stickGreg Jongsma

Ph.D. student in UF Department of Biology

Twitter: @GFMJongsma

M.S., 2014, San Francisco State University
B.S., 2010, Acadia University

Postgraduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada​

Greg is working on the comparative phylogeography and systematics of frogs in Central Africa, including the role of forest refugia in structuring patterns of species diversity and gene flow. He has conducted field research in Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo, and Uganda.

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person in a green shirt holding a large snakeRachel Keeffe

Ph.D. student in UF Department of Biology

Twitter: @rmkeeffe

B.S., 2017, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

UF Graduate School Fellowship
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Rachel is working on the functional morphology of frogs. She’s currently using engineering models to evaluate why frog bones are shaped and high-speed video to understand how frogs move.

person smilingMarcel Talla Kouete

Ph.D. student in UF School of Natural Resources & Environment
M.S., 2015, San Francisco State University
EGDGE Fellow, 2011–2013, Zoological Society of London
M.S., 2003, University of Douala
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Marcel is working on issues related to the conservation and natural history of amphibians in tropical forests in Central Africa. His work involves studying the distribution and diversity of the fungal pathogen contributing to many amphibian declines and skin microbiomes based on field research in Cameroon.


person holding a long snakeDan Paluh

Ph.D. student in UF Department of Biology

Twitter: @danpaluh

M.S., 2016, Villanova University
B.S., 2014, John Caroll University

UF Graduate School Fellowship
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Dan is working on a variety of projects related to phenotypic diversity, evolution, and function across amphibians and reptiles. His current research focused on the evolution of life history in the marsupial frogs of South America as well as large-scale patterns of trait evolution in frogs.

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person kneeling next to a TortoisesMaría Camila Vallejo-Pareja

Ph.D. student in UF Department of Biology
M.S., 2018, Sam Houston State University
B.Sc., 2011, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá

UF Graduate School Fellowship
COLCIENCIAS Doctorados en el Exterior Scholarship, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Colombia

María has a background in vertebrate paleontology and is co-advised with Jon Bloch at FLMNH. She is currently working on developing a better understanding of the frogs from the Oligocene of Florida.

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