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 junior who just joined the lab and is learning to culture microbes.

will
will burke
Will is a junior working on pheromonal communication and courtship behavior in axolotls.

Aalayna
aalayna green
Aalayna is a sophomore who is beginning to study pheromone release and dispersal in axolotls.

Adam
adam petrucco
Adam recently joined the lab and will be managing our animal facility.

taylor
taylor rupp
Taylor is a fourth-year graduate student studying courtship communication in axolotls.

ayley
ayley shortridge
Ayley is a junior carrying out bioinformatic work with newts and axolotls.

patric
patric vaelli
Patric is a sixth-year Zoology graduate student who is working with newts. You can read more about his work in his BEACON blog post.

samantha
samantha westcott
Samantha is a new graduate student who is interested in toxin production in newts.

recent collaborators

Emma Coddington, Willamette University

James Foster, University of Idaho

Kevin Theis, Wayne State University