I’ve had the great fortune to work with many amazing undergraduates during my postdoc at Emory University and my PhD at Indiana University. I introduce a few of them below.
Helena Baffoe-Bonnie: 2017-2018, Emory University, honors thesis student (summa cum laude). She moved on to an NIH IRTA fellow at NIDA and then to the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, a research-intensive medical training program at Case Western Reserve University.
Dilys Osei: 2018, Emory University, team member and NCAA National Champion in track and field. Now she’s a student at the Medical College of Georgia
Raythe Owens: 2018, Emory University, team member. Raythe is currently a PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder
Julie Lin: 2016-2017, Emory University, team member; now an optometry student at SUNY College of Optometry
Arooj Khalid: 2017-2018, Emory University, team member; Arooj taught elementary school with Teach for America and is now applying to law school!
Kayla Stoy: 2012-2014; Indiana University, honors thesis student (recipient of Outstanding Honors Thesis Award). Kayla and I co-authored two publications together (Evolution 2015, JEB 2018), and she wrote a lay summary about our work for ScienceBreaker. Now Kayla’s an NSF-GRFP graduate student with Nicole Gerardo and Levi Morran at Emory University doing great work on bacterial mutualists of insects!
Julie Xu: 2014-2015, Indiana University, IFLE and STARS student. Check out Julie’s research snapshot in IUJUR, her coauthored publication in Evolution, and her awe-inspiring posters from the Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (2015) and the IU STARS symposium (2015).
Ian Gelarden: 2013-2014, Indiana University, honors thesis student. Ian and I
co-authored one publication together (Evolution 2015).