Students

My lab is a busy place. Undergraduates, Masters and Ph.D. students work alongside me and each other on a variety of projects. Here is a list of my past and present graduate students. Contact me if you are interested in working in my lab. As you can see, my past students have been very successful and I am very proud of their achievements!

Past Students: Send me your updates for some free publicity! :-)

Current Graduate Students:


Laura Tennant

Laura Tennant

Laura Tennant

email: lat235@nau.edu

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Pilar Wolters

Pilar Wolters

email: pnw4@nau.edu

Mike Minicozzi

Mike Minicozzi

Michael Minicozzi

email: mrm539@nau.edu

Past Graduate Students: Where are they now?


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Amber Jones

Amber Jones

email: aj324@nau.edu

Amber worked on the biomechanics of feeding in Poeciliids. She graduated in Summer, 2016 with her Masters.

Ian

Ian MacDonald

Ian MacDonald

Ian graduated with his Masters in Fall, 2015. He came to us from the Florida Institute of Technology. His general research interests are in the functional morphology of fish larvae and how morphological and behavioral adaptations equip them for life in the plankton.

email: iam26@nau.edu

Clinton

Clinton Moran

Clinton Moran

Clinton graduated with his Ph.D. in Summer 2015. Clinton got his M.S. at Moss Landing Marine Labs while studying the feeding kinematics of Pacific Ocean herbivorous fishes. At NAU he studied the morphological variation and phenotypic plasticity in fishes native to Arizona. Many of these fishes are on the endangered species list due to anthropogenic encroachment. As a result, the understanding of ecological pressures humans place on these fish is important now more than ever. Clinton is currently doing a post-doc at Fairfield University with Dr. Shannon Gerry.

email: cjm387@nau.edu

Mark

Mark Cagle

Mark Cagle

Mark completed his Masters in 2014. He examined how estrogen exposure affects feeding performance in male Betta splendens. Mark received his B.S. in Biology from NAU with an emphasis in physiology.

email: mdc97@nau.edu

Matt O'Neill

Matt O'Neill

Matt O'Neill

Matt is interested in trophic ecology, functional morphology, and native fish restoration. He received his doctorate in 2013, and is now the director of the Bubbling Ponds Native Fish Hatchery.

email: matt.oneill@nau.edu

Josh Copus

Josh Copus

Josh Copus

Josh completed his M.S. in 2011 and is interested in biogeography, mating systems and trophic partitioning in butterfly fishes. He is now in the doctoral program at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Josh and Cassie also got married along the way :-)

email: jmc374@nau.edu

Cassie Ka'apu-Lyons

Cassie Ka'apu-Lyons

Cassie Ka'apu-Lyons

Cassie completed her M.S. in 2011, and is interested in native species management, functional morphology and the development of feeding behavior in native fishes. She is now working as a technician in a stable isotopes lab in Honolulu, Hawaii.

email: cal76@nau.edu

Morgan Burnette

Morgan Burnette

Morgan Burnette

Morgan has completed his Master's thesis in 2010 on the development and evolution of behavior, using teleost fish as a model system. He is now in the Ph.D. program at Wake Forest University with Dr. Miriam Ashley-Ross.

email: mfb24@nau.edu

Cinnamon Pace

Cinnamon Pace

Cinnamon Pace

Cinnamon completed her Ph.D. in 2009. She is interested in functional morphology, environmental transitions, and vertebrate evolution.

email: cinnamon.pace@nau.edu

Teresa Hunt

Teresa Hunt

Teresa Hunt

Teresa got her M.S. in 2008 and is interested in native fish restoration, field collection methods, physiological responses to stress. She is now living in Alaska and working for U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

email: huntteresa@hotmail.com

Anthony Arena

Anthony Arena

Anthony Arena

Anthony got his M.S. in 2008 and is interested in native fish restoration, trophic ecology, and functional morphology. He is currently teaching school in Boulder, CO.

Krissy Carberry (Salminen)

Brook Swanson

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Krissy graduated with a Biology Education degree in 2005.

Brook Swanson

Brook Swanson

Brook Swanson

Brook completed his Ph.D. in 2004 and is an Associate Professor at Gonzaga University. Brook's lab page is here.

email: swansonb@gonzaga.edu

Heather Wesp

Heather Wesp

Heather Wesp

Heather completed her M.S. in 2001 and is on the faculty at Montcalm Community College.

email: hwesp@montcalm.edu

Dr. Alice Gibb

alice.gibb@nau.edu

Office: Wettaw 214
Office Phone: (928) 523-1524
Lab: Wettaw 204
Lab Phone: (928) 523-2831


Postdoc: CSU Fullerton '97-'99
PhD: UC Irvine '97
BA: Mount Holyoke '89
Northern Arizona University, Biology Department, P.O. Box 5640, Flagstaff, AZ 86011