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 will begin working on something soon.

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

Aalayna
aalayna green
Aalayna is a sophomore who just joined the lab and will begin working on something soon.

jenn
jenn lough
Jenn is a research technician carrying out sequencing and histology projects with our newts.

taylor
taylor rupp
Taylor is a third-year graduate student studying dispersal of pheromonal signals 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 graduate student who just joined the lab and is currently figuring out what she’s going to work on.

recent collaborators

Emma Coddington, Willamette University

James Foster, University of Idaho

Kevin Theis, Wayne State University