Group Members

We are looking for new PhD students to join the team (see openings) !

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Dean M Castillo

Assistant Professor, started August 2019

  • BA Cornell University
  • PhD, Indiana University with Leonie Moyle
  • Postdoc, Cornell University with Daniel Barbash
  • Interests - Speciation, Coevolution, Behavior


Graduate Students

We are recruiting graduate students for Fall 2020


Sam Marston

  • Project - The role of hydrocarbons in male courtship plasticity
  • University of Utah, Spring 2020-Fall 2021

Ann Smith

  • Project - The genetic basis of female mate choice in D. pseudoobscura
  • University of Utah, Summer 2021


Thomas King

  • Current Position PhD student, Werner Lab, University of Utah
  • University of Utah PhD Student Fall 2020-Summer 2021

Dr Paula Roy

  • Current Position Postdoc, Link Lab University of Utah
  • University of Utah Postdoc Fall 2019-Summer 2021

Myron Child

  • Current Position Graduate Student U Wisconsin Genetics Program
  • University of Utah Lab tech Fall 2019-Summer 2021

Bozhou Jin

  • Project - Quantifying behavioral differences and sexual selection in D. melanogaster populations
  • Biology Major, Cornell University, graduated 2019

Sahana Natsan

  • Project - The genetic basis on hybrid inviability
  • Biology Major, Cornell University, graduated 2020