Current Postdocs

Serena I. Achá Macias

Herbarium
Advisor: Lucas Majure
Contact: sachamacias@floridamuseum.ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall

Craig Bateman

Lepidoptera
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Contact: batemanc@ufl.edu
Office: McGuire Center

Sahale Casebolt

Invertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Michal Kowalewski
scasebolt@flmnh.ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall

John Denton

Ichthyology
Advisor: Gavin Naylor
Contact: jdenton@floridamuseum.ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall

Emily Ellis

Lepidoptera
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Contact: eellis@floridamuseum.ufl.edu
Office: McGuire Center

Grant Godden

Herbarium
Advisor: Nico Cellinese
Contact: g0ddengr@ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall

Maggie Hantak

Advisor: Rob Guralnick
Contact: mhantak@floridamuseum.ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall

Heather Rose Kates

Heather Rose KatesMolecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisor: Soltis
Contact: 215-588-8694 | hkates@ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall, Room 301B
Interests:
Bioinformatics, phylogenomics, genetic basis of adaptation, population genomics, botany
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Chase Kimmel

Lepidoptera
Advisor: Jaret Daniels
Contact: cbkimmel@ufl.edu
Office: McGuire Center

Xuankun Li

Lepidoptera
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Contact: xuankun.li@floridamuseum.ufl.edu
Office: McGuire Center

Makenzie Mabry

Makenzie Mabry

Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisors: Doug Soltis and Pam Solits
Contact: kenziemabry@floridamuseum.ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall

 

Aida Miro

Mammalogy
Advisor: David Reed
Contact: 352-273-8091 | amiro@floridamuseum.ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall

David Plotkin

Lepidoptera
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Contact: dplotkin@ufl.edu
Office: McGuire Center

Shengchen Shan

Shengchen ShanMolecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisors: Doug Soltis and Pam Solits
Contact: 352-293-1976 | shan158538@ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall, Room 357
Interests:
Polyploidy; genome editing
Lab Group

Jonathan Spoelhof

Jon Spoelhof

Molecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisors: Doug Soltis and Pam Solits
Contact: spoelhof.jon@ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall
Lab Group

Former Post-docs

Julie Allen

Bioinformatics
Advisor: Rob Guralnick
Current Position: University of Nevada, Reno
Google Scholar

Arthur Anker

Invertebrate Zoology
aanker@flmnh.ufl.edu

Marina S. Ascunce

Mammalogy
Advisor: David Reed

Narayani Barve

Informatics
Advisor: Rob Guralnick

Vijay Barve

Informatics
Advisor: Rob Guralnick
Interests: Biodiversity informatics; citizen science; Lepidoptera
Research Gate     LinkedIn     Google Scholar     GitHub

Jennifer Bauer

Vertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Bruce MacFadden
Interests: Macroevolutionary trends in the Paleozoic with a focus on extinct echinoderms
Research Gate     Google Scholar

Jesse Breinholt

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Research Gate     LinkedIn     Google Scholar

Ana Paula Carvalho

Lepidoptera
Advisor: Akito Kawahara

Patrick Ciccotto

Ichthyology
Advisor: Larry Page
Contact: p.ciccotto@gmail.com
Research Gate     Google Scholar

Stephanie Clark

Invertebrate Paleontology

Troy Dexter

Invertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Michal Kowalewski
Current Position: Director of Gerace Research Centre, College of the Bahamas, San Salvador, Bahamas

Marianne Espeland

Lepidoptera
Advisor: Keith Willmott
Contact: marianne.espeland@gmail.com
Current Position: Curator of Lepidoptera at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
ZFMK Profile      Research Gate     Google Scholar

Ryan Folk

Molecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisor: Rob Guralnick
Interests: Ecological niche modeling, phylogenomics, molecular detection of hybridization, collections-based research, systematics and taxonomy
Research Gate     Google Scholar

Nicolas Garcia Berguecio

Molecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisor: Soltis
Contact: nicogarciab@gmail.com
Current Position:
Universidad de Chile
Research Gate     LinkedIn

Charlotte Germain-Aubrey

Molecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisor: Soltis
Current Position: Climate and Environmental Integration Advisor, USAID
Research Gate     LinkedIn

Zak Gezon

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Advisor: Jaret Daniels
Contact: zak.gezon@disney.com
Current Position: Conservation Program Manager – Butterflies and Pollinators; Disney’s Animal Kingdom
LinkedIn

Lauren Gonzales

Vertebrate Paleontology & Herpetology
Advisor: Jonathan Bloch & David Blackburn
Research Gate

Chris Hamilton

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Lab Group     Research Gate     Google Scholar

Peter Hosner

Ornithology
Contact: idioptilon@gmail.com
Research Gate     Google Scholar

Nathan Jud

Vertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Jonathan Bloch
Years Active: 2014-2016
Contact:
 nathan.jud@cornell.edu
Current Position: Post Doctoral Associate, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
Research Gate     LinkedIn     Google Scholar

Adiel Klompmaker

Invertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Michal Kowalewski
Contact: aklompma@berkeley.edu
Current Position: Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Integrative Biology, UC-Berkeley
LinkedIn     Google Scholar

Ronny Leder

Ichthyology
Advisor: Bruce MacFadden
Contact: leder.ronnymaik@gmail.com
Research Gate     LinkedIn

Michelle LeFebvre

Caribbean and Environmental Archaeology
Advisor: William Keegan and Kitty Emery
Contact: mlefebvre@flmnh.ufl.edu
Current Position:
Assistant Curator of Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History
Academia.edu      Research Gate     Google Scholar

Jessica E. Light

Mammalogy
Advisor: David Reed
Contact: jlight2@tamu.edu
Current Position: 
Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University
Lab Website

Stephan Mayor

Informatics
smayor@flmnh.ufl.edu

Paulette McFadden

Florida Archaeology
Advisor:
Neill Wallis
Contact: pmcfadden@ufl.edu
Academia.edu     LinkedIn     ORCID

Francois Michonneau

Invertebrate Zoology
Advisor: Gustav Paulay
Research Gate     Google Scholar     ORCID

Luis Felipe Opazo Mella

Invertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Michal Kowalewski

Rafał Nawrot

Invertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Michal Kowalewski
Interests: Biodiversity and macroecology of Cenozoic marine mollusks, conservation paleobiology
Research Gate     ORCID

Stuart Nielsen

Herpetology
Advisor: David Blackburn
Office: Dickinson Hall

Jessica Oswald

Paleontology, Phylogenetics, Ornithology
Advisor: David Steadman, Rob Guralnick, David Blackburn
Interests: Historical diversity and distributions

Hannah Owens

Informatics
Advisors: Rob Guralnick and Akito Kawahara
Interests: Biodiversity; species distribution modeling; biogeography; geographical ecology; comparative phylogenetics
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Stella Palii

Molecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisor: Soltis
Lab Group

Elizabeth Petsios

Invertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Michal Kowalewski
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Baylor University
Research Gate     Google Scholar

Cristina Robins

Vertebrate Paleontology – PCP PIRE
Advisor: Bruce MacFadden
Years Active: 2014-2016
Contact:
 cristina.robins@sjsu.edu
Current Position: Lecturer, Geology Department, San Jose State University
Research Gate     LinkedIn     Google Scholar

Patricio Salazar

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Advisor: Keith Willmott

Brian Stucky

Informatics
Advisor: Rob Guralnick
Contact: stucky.brian@gmail.com

Miao Sun

Molecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics
Advisor: Soltis
Interests: Tree of life, phylogenetic analysis, taxonomy, bioinformatics, evolution, historical biogeography
Research Gate     Google Scholar     CV

Emmanuel Toussaint

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Contact: emmanuel.touss1@gmail.com
Research Gate     Google Scholar

Deb Triant

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Advisor: Akito Kawahara
Lab Group

Carrie Tyler

Invertebrate Paleontology
Advisor: Michal Kowalewski
Contact: tylercl@miamioh.edu
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science, Miami University

Gaurav Vaidya

Herbarium and Informatics
Advisor: Nico Cellinese
Contact: 303-416-6421 | ggvaidya@flmnh.ufl.edu
Office: Dickinson Hall