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 rising senior who is studying skin-associated microbes in our salamanders.

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

brielle
brielle dominguez
Brielle is a graduate student who recently joined the lab and is mulling her options.

Aalayna
aalayna green
Aalayna is a rising junior who is studying pheromone release and dispersal in axolotls.

Adam
adam petrucco
Adam is a rising 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 is a rising senior carrying out bioinformatic work with newts and axolotls.

patric
patric vaelli
Patric is a 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 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