people

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

Sergio
sergio acuna
Sergio is a junior who will be carrying out behavioral experiments with axolotls.

Zach

zach brooks
Zach is a sophomore who will be managing our animal facility when Adam moves on to greener pastures.

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

roya
roya rochell
Roya is a senior studying physiology of microbes from newt skin.

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

preethi
preethi saravanan
Preethi is a junior studying secondary metabolites in microbes derived from newt skin.

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