people

heather
heather eisthen
As PI, Heather spends too much time at her computer and going to meetings and not enough time at the rig.

Zahraa
zahraa al-tameemi
Zahraa is a senior who is studying skin-associated microbes in our salamanders.

will
will burke
Will is a senior working on mechanosensory aspects of courtship in axolotls.

brielle
brielle dominguez
Brielle is a second-year graduate student studying neural trade-offs inherent in possessing TTX.

Adam
adam petrucco
Adam is a senior who manages our animal facility.

taylor
taylor rupp
Taylor is a graduate student studying courtship communication and its neural basis in axolotls.

ayley
ayley shortridge
Ayley (seen here in Ecuador last year) is a senior carrying out experiments on electrosensory signaling in axolotls.

Cole
cole silva
Cole is a junior who is studying factors contributing to toxicity in newts.

samantha
samantha westcott
Samantha is a graduate student who is studying mechanisms underlying toxin production in newts.

recent collaborators

Emma Coddington, Willamette University

James Foster, University of Idaho

Lauren O’Connell, Stanford University

Kevin Theis, Wayne State University