Dr. Scott Glaberman (PI)
Evolutionary biology is at the core of how I view and carry out science. I apply evolutionary concepts to study how organisms respond to their environment, including human-generated stressors. I also seek ways to use my research to inform environmental policy. If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact me using one of the methods below.
Robert Posont (Ph.D. Student)
My interests involve comparative approaches to stress and disease assessment in wildlife. I am currently developing a panel of conserved stress-responsive biomarkers to supplement measures of cortisol in across different vertebrate taxa. I am also involved in supporting ongoing reproductive efforts at the Smithsonian National Zoo. I am co-mentored by Janine Brown (Smithsonian).
Stephanie Bulls (Master's Student)
I am interested in studying how species react to diseases and pathogenic pressures on an evolutionary scale. My current project investigates the mechanisms that allow some species to grow large and live long. I use computational genomics and live cell work to look for novel anti-aging and tumor suppression mechanisms in these large, long-lived species.
Previous Lab Members:
- Andrew Heaton (MS, 2019): Resource Specialist, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Thesis: Interspecific Variation in Nematode Responses to Metals.
- Shirley Zhang (BS, 2019): Medical Student, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention. Senior Thesis: Genetic Characterization of Blood Parasites in Galapagos Marine Iguanas.
Copyright © 2021