Current Students

Kendra Abts

Doctoral Assistantship and NSF GRFP recipient

Kendra Abts
Project Description

Investigating MHC-based mate choice in the captive Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) population in the San Diego Zoo.

Education

Undergraduate: B.S. Biology and Wildlife Ecology UW-Madison.

Research Interest

Zoo biology, captive breeding, the use of molecular techniques to inform wildlife management, population genetics, quantitative genetics, and animal behavior. I am also interested in outreach and extension.

Jackie Doyle

Dr. Jackie DoylePost Doc
Project Description

Jackie is a postdoc working on golden eagles. She has sequenced the genome and is monitoring a population in southern California.

Jennifer Antonides

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PhD student
Project Description

Jenny has sequenced the bananaquit genome, and is in the midst of assembly, annotation, and interpretation.  She has also done some work on whale population genetics.

Yanzhu Ji

Yanzhu Ji

PhD student
Project Description

Yanzhu is studying the expression of transposable elements in vertebrate transcriptomes.  She is using a variety of bioinformatic approaches to test evolutionary hypotheses.