Current and past graduate students


Started 2020 Kristin Anderson Kristin Anderson (MSc., moss evolution)
Started 2019 Zach Muscavitch Zach Muscavitch (Ph.D., lichen symbiosis), co-advised with Dr. Louise Lewis.


2019 Nasim2 Nasim Rahmatpour, Ph.D.: Pattern of gene expression during shift in ploidy and function in the moss Funaria hygrometrica (co-advised with Dr. Jill Wegrzyn). Currently: Bioinformatics scientist at Abiosciences, Inc.
2018 Charlie_SM Charles Delavoi, M.Sc.
2015 Hannah_Gousse Hannah Gousse, BS/MS in conservation biology
2015 LLewis_Chile Lily Lewis,  Ph.D.Resolving bipolar phylogeographic histories in the common dung moss Tetraplodon (Bryopsida: Splachnaceae). Currently: Director of postdoctoral affairs and academic communications at the University of Florida.
2011 Jessica Jessica M. Budke, Ph.D.Examining the gametophytic calyptra and its role in sporophyte development of the moss Funaria hygrometrica Hedw. (co-advised with Dr. Cynthia Jones). Currently: Assistant Professor and director of the herbarium in EEB at the University of Tennessee.
2011 JuanCarlos Juan Carlos Villarreal, Ph.D.Origin and evolution of the hornwort Nothoceros aenigmaticus. Currently: Associate Professor at the University of Laval, Quebec, Canada.
2007 Norm_2001 Norm Wickett, Ph.D.Chloroplast evolution in the non-photosynthetic liverwort Cryptothallus mirabilis). Currently: faculty at Chicago Botanical Garden and Northwestern University.
2006  Jessica2 Jessica Budke, M.Sc.: Peristome development and phylogenetic relationships of the moss Timmia megapolitana Hedw. Stayed and completed Ph.D. (2011)
2006 Neva Hax, M.Sc.: Monograph of Bryoxiphium (Bryophyta). Then obtained a Master in Special Education at Boston College.