People: the cryptogamic research unitJon Shaw, followed by a NIH-NRSA postdoc fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis with Ralph Quatrano. In the fall of 2009 he joined the UF faculty in the Department of Biology. The official history is here (McDanielCV150904). Stuart tweets @mcdaniellab
Adam Payton – firstname.lastname@example.orgAdam was an Air Force brat who wound up at Western State College of Colorado for a BA in Biology. He spent a year and a half surveying vegetation for the BLM in Gunnison before joining the Soltis lab at UF for a MS in plant evolution. He now makes everything (transgenic moss, RADseq libraries, undergraduates, small engines, etc…) in the McDaniel lab work better.
Sarah B. Carey – email@example.comSarah is a PhD student studying the role of genetic conflict in shaping the evolution and function of the moss placenta. She came up in St. Augustine, FL, and transferred from St. Johns River State College to UF where she got a BS in Biology. With a little bit of luck we lured her to stay on in the lab!
Barry Kaminsky – firstname.lastname@example.orgBarry is a MS student studying cryptic speciation, sexual reproduction, and photobiont fidelity in the nitrogen-fixing lichen Leptogium cyanescens. He escaped Miami to New College where he got a BA in Biology. After a sojourn in the BLM lichen herbarium in Idaho, he returned to Florida. Check out Barry’s non-technical key to the lichens of the UF Natural Areas Teaching Laboratory. Nicholas McLetchie and hasn’t looked back. Jared Miller, Undergraduate Researcher, 2012-2015
Lab Visitors:Marta Nieto Lugilde, Universidad Murcia, Spain, 2014, 2015 Sophia Ahmed, Leeds University, England, 2014 (MicroMORPH-RCN postdoc research exchange) Jenna Baughman, California State University, Los Angeles, 2014 (EDEN-RCN Graduate student research exchange) Olaf Werner, Universidad Murcia, Spain, 2013 Cody Parker, University of New Brunswick, Fredrickton, Canada, 2013 Benjamin Laenen, Universite Liege, Belgium, 2012 Aurelie Desamoré, Universite Liege, Belgium, 2012 Pierre-François Perroud, Washington University in St. Louis, 2011 (EDEN-RCN Postdoc research exchange)
Former graduate students and technicians:
Kurt M. Neubig (2010-2012, advised by Norris Williams), now Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University, CarbondaleKelly S. Jones (Tech, 2010-2012) Jess Sabo (Grad student, 2010-2011) Anna Mwaniki (Tech, 2010)
Former undergraduate and high school researchers:Jarrod Kahre (Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2015) Christina Finnigan Undergraduate Researcher, 2013) Stephen Pack (Undergraduate Researcher, 2013-2014) Michael Burns (Undergraduate Researcher, 2012-2014) Shawn Abrahams (Undergraduate Researcher and University Scholar, 2012-2014, now graduate student with Chris Pires @Mizzou) Alex Powell (Undergraduate Researcher, Honors Student, and technician, 2012-2014) Sarah Carey (Undergrad researcher, 2013-2014; now a grad student in the McDaniel lab at UF!) Jasmine Meinke (Undergrad researcher, 2013) Jonathan Foster (Undergrad researcher, 2013) Karen Beaulieu (Undergrad researcher, 2012-2013) Sujay Kamisetty (High School SSTP Summer 2012) Noah DeWitt (High School SSTP Summer 2012, and now an undergrad in the McDaniel lab at UF!) Kyle Miller (Undergrad researcher, 2012-2013)
Daniel Doan (Undergrad researcher, 2012, now Teach for America volunteer)Keval Patel (High School SSTP, Summer 2011, now an undergrad at University of Miami) Ashish Kumar (High School SSTP Summer 2011, now an undergrad at UF) Aubrey Carruthers (Undergrad researcher, 2011-2012)
James Thomas (Undergrad researcher, 2011, now a grad student at UF)Rebecca Gumptow (Undergrad researcher, 2011, now a grad student in U Hawaii) Mark Phillips (Undergrad researcher, 2010-2011, now a grad student with Michael Rose at UC Irvine) Mariel Small (High School SSTP program 2010, now an undergrad at UF) Eric Piccard (High School SSTP program 2010, now an undergrad at Duke) Claudia Henriquez (Undergrad researcher, 2010-2013)
Tatum Norrell (Undergrad researcher, 2010-2012, now technician with USDA)
Michael T. Sheridan (Undergrad researcher, 2010)