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Emilie Snell-Rood

Associate Professor  

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Main office: 612-624-7238
Lab office: 612-626-6917
Lab: 612-626-6836

Tim Mitchell

Postdoctoral Researcher

effects of early life stress on life history, performance and sex allocation, website google scholar

Sean Ehlman

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

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Amanda Hund

McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

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Kristin Sikkink

Affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher

developmental genetic mechanisms in the evolution of plasticity and genetic assimilation of induced traits

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Megan Kobiela

PhD Candidate

understanding behavioral and evolutionary responses of animals to anthropogenic change

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Meredith Steck

PhD Candidate

nutritional variation, plant-insect interactions and the evolution of specialization

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Aamod Zambre

Graduate student

I am fascinated by the myriad colors observed in nature and am interested in understanding how animals produce and perceive these colors and how they use them to communicate with each other

Alex Shephard

Graduate student


I draw on concepts from aging and toxicology research to study evolutionary and plastic responses to anthropogenic stressors.

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Lauren Agnew

Graduate Student



Sarah Jaumann

Eli Swanson




Laura Wagner 

nutrition of roadside plants for pollinators & light environment effects on eye development (directed research & research assistant)


Sara Henry

effects of zinc on butterfly development & mutagenicity across plant families (directed research & research assistant)


Regina Peters

Butterfly courtship in turbulence (directed research)


Matt Paruzynski

brain evolution with dispersal (directed research)


Darcey Gans

sodium preferences in monarchs (directed research)


Ashlyn Boehme

zinc-gut microbe interactions (directed research)

Noah Brown

effects and tradeoffs of developmental stress (volunteer)

Brandom Semke

nutrition of roadside plants for pollinators (volunteer)


Claire O'Brien

visual displays in lizards (directed research)


Claire Jenson


Ryan Curry