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Portrait of R. Shawn Abrahams

R. Shawn Abrahams
rsam97@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Botany, University of Florida, 2014
Adviser: J. Chris Pires

Portrait of Seyedeh Marzie Amirshenava

Seyedeh Marzie Amirshenava
sad7c@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Biochemistry, University of Tehran, 2012
B.S., Biology, University of Alzahra, 2007
Adviser: Mirela Milescu

Portrait of Laura Arnold

Laura Arnold
llac5f@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Bowling Green State University, 2013
Adviser: D Cornelison

Portrait of Emilia  Asante

Emilia Asante
eax3b@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology , Earlham College , 2014
Adviser: Anand Chandrasekhar

Portrait of Hedieh Attai

Hedieh Attai
hawt9@mail.missouri.edu
B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
A.S., Biological and Physical Sciences, College of the Canyons, 2010
Adviser: Pamela Brown

Portrait of Vincent Baggett

Vincent Baggett
vlbcm7@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Grand Valley State University,
Adviser: Troy Zars

Portrait of Victoria Balise

Victoria Balise
vdb7x9@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biochemistry, New Mexico State University, 2010
Adviser: Susan Nagel

Portrait of Benton Berigan

Benton Berigan
brb998@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2016
B.S., Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2016
AA, General Studies, St. Louis Community College, 2012
Adviser: Lorin Milescu

Portrait of Kevin Bird

Kevin Bird
kabrx5@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biological sciences, University of Missouri- Columbia, 2016
B.A., Philosophy, University of Missouri- Columbia, 2016
Adviser: Ruthie Angelovici

Portrait of Kiristin  Budd

Kiristin Budd
krbgyf@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Southern Utah University , 2015
Adviser: Lori Eggert

Portrait of Jacob Burkhart

Jacob Burkhart
jjbxb3@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology/Natural Resources, Central Michigan University, 2013
Adviser: Lori Eggert

Portrait of Gerialisa Caesar

Gerialisa Caesar
gcrkb@mail.mizzou.edu
B.S., Biology, Medgar Evers College, 2009
Adviser: Laura Schulz

Portrait of Jon Cody

Jon Cody
jpcy8c@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biological Sciences, Southern IL University-Edwardsville, 2013
Adviser: James Birchler

Portrait of Ellee Cook

Ellee Cook
egcrg7@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Trinity University, 2013
Adviser: Manuel Leal

Portrait of Deise Cruz Santos

Deise Cruz Santos
dc895@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Animal Diversity: Zoology, Federal University of Bahia, 2011
B.A., Biological Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, 2009
Adviser: H. Carl Gerhardt

Portrait of Keala Cummings

Keala Cummings
CummingsKS@missouri.edu
B.A., Organismal Biology, Scripps College, 2009
Adviser: Ricardo M. Holdo

Portrait of Jenna DeCata

Jenna DeCata
jad5k7@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Iowa, 2016
Adviser: D Cornelison

Portrait of Singha Dhungana

Singha Dhungana
srdm93@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Truman State University, 2014
A.S., Science, Northern Virginia Community College, 2012
, Biology, Southern Arkansas University, 2010
Adviser: Paula McSteen

Portrait of Zachary Elkins

Zachary Elkins
zfez99@mail.mizzou.edu
B.S., Psychology & Computer Sci, Drake University, 2016
B.S., Psychology and Computer Science, Drake University, 2016
Adviser: David Schulz

Portrait of Wanda  Figueroa-Cuilan

Wanda Figueroa-Cuilan
wmffn8@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, 2012
Adviser: Pamela Brown

Portrait of Martha Fischer

Martha Fischer
mtbdn2@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Animal Science, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1986
Adviser: Lori Eggert

Portrait of Christopher Garner

Christopher Garner
cmg3kf@mail.mizzou.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2006
Adviser: Paula McSteen

Portrait of Nathaniel Graham

Nathaniel Graham
ndgq72@mail.mizzou.edu
B.S., Biology, Truman State University, 2010
Adviser: James Birchler

Portrait of Joe Gunn

Joe Gunn
jcg5g9@mail.missouri.edu
B.A., Biology, William Jewell College, 2015
B.A., Mathematics, William Jewell College, 2015
Adviser: Lori Eggert

Portrait of Suman Gurung

Suman Gurung
sgqc6@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Biotechnology, University of Nevada-Reno, 2012
BS, Biotechnology, University of Nevada-Reno, 2011
Adviser: Anand Chandrasekhar

Portrait of Katherine Guthrie

Katherine Guthrie
klgdn2@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., General Biology: Emphasis in Botany, Northwest Missouri State University, 2015
Adviser: Paula McSteen

Portrait of Abiskar Gyawali

Abiskar Gyawali
agr75@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Biology, South Dakota State University, 2016
B.S., Agriculture; Plant Breeding, Institution of Agriculture and Animal Science, 2011
Adviser: James Birchler

Portrait of Nathan  Harness

Nathan Harness
nchggb@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Truman State University, 2008
Adviser: Johannes Schul

Portrait of Sherryl Henderson

Sherryl Henderson
slhp86@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Xavier University of Louisiana, 2013
Adviser: David Schulz

Portrait of Ryan Hough

Ryan Hough
rahgg3@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2014
Adviser: Andrew McClellan

Portrait of Kelly Hougland

Kelly Hougland
knh2nf@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Truman State University, 2005
Adviser: Reginald Cocroft

Portrait of Matthew Howell

Matthew Howell
mlhxtd@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Columbia College, 2012
Adviser: Pamela Brown

Portrait of Devynn Hummel

Devynn Hummel
dshgc2@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Southeast Missouri State University, 2015
Adviser: Anand Chandrasekhar

Portrait of Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson
afj8c8@mail.mizzou.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, 2011
B.A., Linguistics, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2006
A.S., General Science, Pikes Peak Community College, 2004
Adviser: James Birchler

Portrait of Eden Johnson

Eden Johnson
ejcv4@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Rhodes College, 2014
Adviser: Paula McSteen

Portrait of Luesoni Johnson

Luesoni Johnson
ldj2q7@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Wagner College, 2012
A.S., Biology, Kingaborough Community College, 2010
Adviser: Johannes Schul

Portrait of Benjamin Julius

Benjamin Julius
btjg2d@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Truman State University, 2014
Adviser: David Braun

Portrait of Rowan Karvas

Rowan Karvas
rknpc@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2011
Adviser: Laura Schulz

Portrait of Rana Kennedy

Rana Kennedy
rkz49@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology Pre-Health and Biomedical Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, 2014
Adviser: Susan Nagel

Portrait of Daniel Kick

Daniel Kick
drk8b9@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Truman State University, 2015
Adviser: David Schulz

Portrait of Ashten Kimble

Ashten Kimble
askgz3@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Northwest Missouri State University, 2016
Adviser: David Braun

Portrait of Candice King

Candice King
ckkxd@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biological Sciences, Medgar Evers College, 2009
Associate, Biological Sciences, Kingsborough Community College, 2004
Adviser: Bing Zhang

Portrait of Katelynn Koskie

Katelynn Koskie
kakd58@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Astronomy/Astrophysics, Indiana University Bloomington, 2013
Adviser: Mannie Liscum

Portrait of Cindy Kyi

Cindy Kyi
cwkm2c@mail.missouri.edu
B.A., Psychology, Concordia College, 2012
Adviser: David Schulz

Portrait of Veronica LaCombe

Veronica LaCombe
vmlb88@missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Truman State University, 2013
Adviser: D Cornelison

Portrait of Austin Lynn

Austin Lynn
amlqb4@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology: Botany Emphasis, Northwest Missouri State University, 2013
Adviser: Candace Galen

Portrait of Makenzie Mabry

Makenzie Mabry
mem2c2@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, San Diego State University, 2010
Masters, Biology, San Diego State University, 2015
Adviser: J. Chris Pires

Portrait of Morgan McCaw

Morgan McCaw
mem7b6@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Missouri, 2009
Adviser: James Birchler

Portrait of Arianne Messerman

Arianne Messerman
afmxw7@mail.missouri.edu
B.A., Biology, Kenyon College, 2011
Masters, Environmnetal Management, Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, 2014
Adviser: Manuel Leal

Portrait of Sabrina Michael

Sabrina Michael
sm6y6@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Biology, Eastern New Mexico University , 2016
B.A., Biology, Eastern New Mexico University , 2013
Adviser: Reginald Cocroft

Portrait of Aditi Mishra

Aditi Mishra
amn2c@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Research, Indian Inst of Science, 2015
Adviser: Troy Zars

Portrait of Johanna Morrow

Johanna Morrow
jh9q7@mizzou.edu
Masters, Health Care Management, University of Missouri, 2006
BA, Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, 1999
Adviser: Mannie Liscum

Portrait of Katherine Murphey

Katherine Murphey
kjm449@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Murray State University, 2016
Adviser: Johannes Schul

Portrait of Marco Navarro

Marco Navarro
mand39@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, St. Louis University, 2013
Adviser: Lorin Milescu

Portrait of Gideon Ney

Gideon Ney
gdnwb3@mail.mizzou.edu
BA/BS, Biological Sciences/Education, University of Missouri, 2009
Adviser: Johannes Schul

Portrait of Linh To Ngo

Linh To Ngo
ltn887@mail.missouri.edu
Adviser: Miriam Golomb

Portrait of Patrick Nittler

Patrick Nittler
pgnr52@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology; Biochemistry & Biotechnology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2016
Adviser: J. Chris Pires

Portrait of Adam Northcutt

Adam Northcutt
ajn352@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology: Biomedical Sciences, Southeast Missouri State University, 2014
, N/A (High School Dual Credit), Jefferson College, 2010
Adviser: David Schulz

Portrait of Anna Perinchery

Anna Perinchery
aph62@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Newman University, 2014
Adviser: Elizabeth King

Portrait of Holly Puglis

Holly Puglis
hppm3@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Zoology, Miami University, 2010
B.S., Zoology/Education, Miami University, 2008
Adviser: Edward Little

Portrait of Edward Ramirez

Edward Ramirez
ear359@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Puerto Rico: Mayaguez, 2009
Masters, Biology, University of Akron, 2012
Adviser: Manuel Leal

Portrait of Andrea Ravelo

Andrea Ravelo
avrkt6@mail.missouri.edu
M. ED, Science Education, University of Missouri, 2011
M. ED, Learn & Instruction, University of Missouri, 2005
B.S., Biology, Univerrsidad Nacional de Cordoba, 2002
Adviser: J. Chris Pires

Portrait of Rachelle Riegerix

Rachelle Riegerix
rcrxfc@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Biology, The Citadel, 2014
B.S., Biology/Education, The Citadel, 2012
Adviser: Donald Tillitt

Portrait of Carlos Rivera

Carlos Rivera
cerp73@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biological sciences , Missouri university of science and technology , 2013
Masters, Applied and Environmental Biology, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2016
Adviser: Bing Zhang

Portrait of Jan Lorie Robil

Jan Lorie Robil
jmrp76@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Science, Southern Luzon St University, 2008
Adviser: Paula McSteen

Portrait of Freya Rowland

Freya Rowland
fer4mc@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Zoology, Miami University, 2010
B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin, 2007
Adviser: Lori Eggert

Portrait of Anna Scharnagl

Anna Scharnagl
asdg2@mail.missouri.edu
BS/BA, Biology/Religious Studies, Florida International University, 2010
Adviser: Johannes Schul

Portrait of Vivek Shrestha

Vivek Shrestha
vs6d9@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Biology, South Dakota State University, 2016
B.S., Agriculture (plant science), Tribhuvan University (IAAS), 2011
Adviser: Ruthie Angelovici

Portrait of Levi Storks

Levi Storks
les9qd@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Zoology, Michigan State University, 2014
Adviser: Manuel Leal

Portrait of Nathan Swyers

Nathan Swyers
ncs89f@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2011
Adviser: James Birchler

Portrait of Omonse Talton

Omonse Talton
ooezb3@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Truman State University, 2011
Adviser: Laura Schulz

Portrait of Isaiah Taylor

Isaiah Taylor
iwtwb8@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Missouri, 2009
Adviser: John C. Walker

Portrait of Sarah Unruh

Sarah Unruh
sauvd3@mail.missouri.edu
B.A., Biology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2013
Adviser: J. Chris Pires

Portrait of Michael Vierling

Michael Vierling
mmv7x5@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2015
Adviser: Patrick Shiu

Portrait of Jacob Washburn

Jacob Washburn
jdwr47@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Plant Breeding, Texas A&M University, 2012
B.S., Biology, Brigham Young Univ, 2010
Adviser: J. Chris Pires

Portrait of Kyle Willenburg

Kyle Willenburg
ktw262@mail.missouri.edu
B.A., Biology, William Woods University, 2011
Adviser: Mannie Liscum

Portrait of Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams
maw2q3@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology , Missouri State University, 2013
Masters, Biology, Missouri State University, 2014
Adviser: Pamela Brown

Portrait of Patricka Williams-Simon

Patricka Williams-Simon
pawtk4@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology , Medgar Evers College , 2013
Adviser: Elizabeth King