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 senior who has been carrying out behavioral experiments with axolotls.

Zach

zach brooks
Zach is a junior who manages our animal facility.

Fernanda
fernanda lopez-bermejo
Fernanda is a junior studying production of metabolites in bacteria on newt skin.

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

Faheed
faheed shafau
Faheed is a sophomore studying adaptations for toxicity in 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

Elizabeth Heath-Heckman, MSU

Lauren O’Connell, Stanford University

Kevin Theis, Wayne State University