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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
Information not available
Masters, Biochemistry, University of Tehran, 2012
B.S., Biology, University of Alzahra, 2007
Adviser: Mirela Milescu

Portrait of Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson
Information not available
B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Missouri, 2014
Adviser: Lori Eggert

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 Scott Askinosie

Scott Askinosie
sk2v9@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Cell Mol Biology, Missouri State University, 2011
B.S., Cell Mol Biology, Missouri State University, 2008
Adviser: Mannie Liscum

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
BaggettV@missouri.edu
B.S., Chemistry, Grand Valley State University,
Adviser: Troy Zars

Portrait of Victoria Balise

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

Portrait of Amrita Benoy

Amrita Benoy
Information not available
Masters, Biotechnology, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, under University of Calcutta, India, 2015
Adviser: Troy Zars

Portrait of Benton Berigan

Benton Berigan
Information not available
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
Information not available
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.missori.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
ksc998@mail.missouri.edu
B.A., Organismal Biology, Scripps College, 2009
Adviser: Ricardo M. Holdo

Portrait of Jenna DeCata

Jenna DeCata
Information not available
B.S., Biology, University of Iowa, 2016
Adviser: D Cornelison

Portrait of Singha Dhungana

Singha Dhungana
Information not available
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
Information not available
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 Sue Flores

Sue Flores
FloresS@missouri.edu
B.S., Chemsitry, Barry University, 2013
Adviser: Pamela Brown

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
Information not available
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.missori.edu
B.S., General Biology: Emphasis in Botany, Northwest Missouri State University, 2015
Adviser: Paula McSteen

Portrait of Abiskar Gyawali

Abiskar Gyawali
Information not available
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
Information not available
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: David Braun

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 Maria Jones

Maria Jones
mrjh7d@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Missouri State University, 2013
Adviser: Michael Garcia

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: Laura Schulz

Portrait of Benjamin  Ketter

Benjamin Ketter
blk352@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Kansas State University, 2014
Adviser: Ricardo M. Holdo

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
Information not available
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 Brian Lane

Brian Lane
bjl916@mail.mizzou.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Notre Dame, 2004
Adviser: David Schulz

Portrait of Daniel Leuchtman

Daniel Leuchtman
dll343@mizzou.edu
B.S., Biology, University of Missouri, 2010
Adviser: Mannie Liscum

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
Information not available
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
harrisjoh@missouri.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
Information not available
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
Information not available
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
Information not available
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
Information not available
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: Ricardo M. Holdo

Portrait of Autoosa Salari

Autoosa Salari
as47d@mizzou.edu
B.A., Molecular Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley, 2009
Adviser: Mirela Milescu

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
Information not available
Masters, Biology, South Dakota State University, 2016
B.S., Agriculture (plant science), Tribhuvan University (IAAS), 2011
Adviser: Ruthie Angelovici

Portrait of Patrick Stanley

Patrick Stanley
pds7ed@mail.missouri.edu
Masters, Science Education, University of Missouri, 2010
B.S., Biological Science, University of Missouri, 2004
Adviser: Elizabeth King

Portrait of Levi Storks

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

Portrait of William Swatson

William Swatson
wss62f@mizzou.edu
B.S., Biology, Lincoln University, 2008
Adviser: Stephen Alexander

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.missori.edu
B.S., Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2015
Adviser: John C. Walker

Portrait of Eric Villalon

Eric Villalon
ev6w8@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Neurobiology, Univ of California-Davis, 2010
Adviser: Michael Garcia

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 Jennifer Wekenborg

Jennifer Wekenborg
youngjen@mail.missouri.edu
B.S., Biology, Columbia College, 2013
Adviser: David Schulz

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.missori.edu
B.S., Biology , Medgar Evers College , 2013
Adviser: Elizabeth King