Past lab members, what they did, and where are they now?
UWYO Lab 2015-2016
Giulia Vernati – Lab Manager/Research Scientist, now with Wyoming Department of Agriculture
UC Davis Lab 2002-2016
Lauren Ayala – Veterinary student STAR research program now veterinarian in California.
Sarah Bahan – Veterinary Student STAR summer 2013 intern (Hummingbird Disease Ecology project). Hemoparasite study; Veterinarian as of June 2016.
Sarah Brown – Laboratory Manager/technician; graduate student researcher; now postdoc at UC Merced
Kelsey Brust – Wildlife Genetics Undergraduate Intern; now veterinarian and Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Resident at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Buchalski – Postdoctoral Scholar: landscape genetics, bighorn sheep projects; Following postdoc after our lab, at New Mexico State Univ. and Oregon State Univ and now Wildlife Geneticist for Calif. Dept of Fish and Wildlife.
Megan Caulder– Forensic Science Graduate Student (with VGL Forensic Unit) – Deer Genetics; now forensic geneticist with California Dept of Justice and California Association of Criminalists
Julia Collins – Master’s Degree 2004, Forensic Science Graduate Group; now geneticist at Veterinary Genetics Lab
Scott Crosbie PhD – PhD in Animal Biology – Yellow-billed Magpie Project, Western Scrub Jays
Lisa Dalbeck – Laboratory Manager & Technician; now geneticist at Veterinary Genetics Lab
Caitlin Dalby – Wildlife Genetics Undergraduate Intern, now teacher in California
Yoshinori Endo – Wildlife Genetics Undergraduate Intern; now PhD student in Australia
Nuradilla Mohamad Fauzi – Wildlife Genetics Undergraduate Intern; finished PhD in genetics and now scientist in Malaysia
Daphne Gille – 2016 completed PhD in Integrative Genomics and Genetics Graduate Group – desert bighorn sheep genetics at our UC Davis lab) and sturgeon genetics at UC Davis Genomic Variation Lab.
Loreto Godoy – Veterinarian, MPVM and PhD in Ecology in our lab; hummingbird conservation genetics
Elinor Granzow – Veterinary student STAR research program, now veterinarian in California
Kelly Hagadorn – undergraduate Wildlife Genetics intern and BUSP program; now employed San Diego Zoo.
Ben Harmeling – Veterinary student STAR research program; Yellow-billed Magpie Project, now veterinarian in Washington
Elizabeth Heeg – Master’s Degree Genetics Graduate Group; finished PhD in New Zealand, was a postdoctoral researcher, now employed in Ministry for Primary Industries (Forestry issues) in New Zealand
Jasna Hodzic – Wildlife Genetics Undergraduate Intern, now employed as Restoration Technician at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, California
Joshua Hull – PhD, in Ecology and Post-doctoral research; now Branch Chief in US Fish and Wildlife Service & Adjunct Asst Prof, UCD
Amanda Irish – Veterinary student STAR research program; Undergraduate Wildlife Genetics Intern; now veterinarian and working on Masters of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Megan Jennings – PhD , Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology: Lewison lab San Diego State University & our lab; Post-doctoral Research Scholar and then Research Associate at San Diego State’s Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management
Eric Jepsen – MS student in Avian Science – Great Gray Owl Project; became a wildlife biologist
Jennifer Kurushima – Technician, Genetics graduate student rotation; completed genetics PhD, now employed as Adjunct Faculty at Gavilan College, California
Lydia Lam – Veterinary student STAR research program; Sea Otter Project; now veterinarian, Reno, NV
Janet Landa – Undergraduate Wildlife Genetics Intern; now veterinarian Los Angeles
Elizabeth Long – Graduate Student Researcher; PhD student in Ecology, now postdoc, UCLA California
Joe Medley – completed MS in Avian Science – Great Gray Owl Project, next became wildlife biologist for an NGO
Christopher Micheletti – Vet Student STAR 2012 intern & Undergrad Wildlife Genetics Intern; now veterinarian
Priya Motupalli – Magpie Monitor Undergraduate Intern and volunteer coordinator; completed MS and PhD, now Animal Welfare Specialist at World Animal Protection US
Elizabeth Mullaney – Undergraduate Wildlife Genetics Intern
Anne Pelligrini – MS student in Avian Science – House Finch/West Nile virus project; now ornithologist in Arizona
Sarah Pitzer – Master’s Degree Avian Science Graduate Group; Lake Tahoe Conservation Center, then Naturalist, Missouri Dept. Conservation
Brian Ramming – Informatics Undergraduate Intern to build wildlife database; now Software Engineer at Intel Corporation.
Kalyn Records – Undergraduate Wildlife Genetics Intern; became a Lab Manager
Ben Sacks – Post-doctoral Researcher & Asst Project Ecologist; now Adjunct Associate Professor, UC Davis
Levi Souza – MS in Ecology; Now Upland Game Envir. Specialist, Calif. Dept. Fish and Wildlife
Mary Stice – Veterinary student STAR research program; Hummingbird Project; now Veterinarian and Epidemiology PhD student
Tara Thiemann – visiting post-doc, from laboratory of Dr. William Reisen; now Asst Professor at University of the Pacific
Jacob Tupper – Veterinary Student STAR summer 2013 intern (Bear Disease Ecology project)
Danielle Tufts – Undergraduate Wildlife Genetics Intern
Leanne Taylor – Veterinary student STAR research program; now veterinarian
Jay Well – Laboratory Manager/technician; now Oregon State Univ. SMILE program
Crystal Williams – Undergraduate Wildlife Genetics Intern; now veterinarian
*Loreto Godoy DVM – PhD Candidate in Ecology & Conservation Management Program; MPVM (Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine) – Sea otter project; Hummingbird Health and Genetics Project in our lab.
A bright ray of sunshine, a treasured scientist and colleague, very sorely missed.
Loreto Godoy Memorial Scholarship
*Scott Crosbie PhD – PhD in Animal Biology – Yellow-billed Magpie Project, Western Scrub Jays.
A friend wrote this in Scott’s honor: “There will be brilliantly feathered birds where you are going who will sing their lovely and welcoming songs and you’ll call them by name”.