The Richards-Zawacki lab welcomes its newest (and youngest) member: Libby Rose Zawacki! Libby was born in January and since then has been getting to know her family and her herps.
Sebastian Echeverri has joined the Richards-Zawacki lab as a PhD student. Sebastian received a BS in biology and applied physics from the University of Miami in 2013 and was a graduate student at Pitt studying spider vision and behavior with Nate Morehouse. When Dr. Morehouse left Pitt this semester, Sebastian decided […]
A new paper written by our very own Yusan Yang, a PhD student in the lab, was published in December’s issue of Evolution. In this paper, Yusan describes some of her recent research testing if female preferences diverged along with coloration in the Strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio), and whether […]
A new paper written by our former Postdoc, Matt Dugas, was published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology in October. In this paper, Matt describes research examining on the costs and benefits of maternal care in Strawberry poison frogs (Oophaga pumilio).
Kim Howell has joined the Richards-Zawacki lab as a new PhD student. Kim graduated with her BS from Luther College and rotated in our lab last year. We are excited that she has decided to join our us to study aspects of color vision in the strawberry dart frog. Welcome to the […]
Matt Robak successfully defended his dissertation “Effects of temperature on amphibian resistance and susceptibility to chytridiomycosis”. Matt will graduate with a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University. Congratulations Dr. Robak!
Julia Sonn successfully defended her dissertation “The influence of temperature on chytridiomycosis in Northern cricket frogs”. Julia will graduate with a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University. Congratulations Dr. Sonn!
Dr. Michel Ohmer has joined the Richards-Zawacki lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Michel has made the move to Pittsburgh from her PhD program in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia. Prior to her PhD, Michel received a MS from the University of Otago and a BS from […]
A new paper written by our former Postdoc, Matt Dugas, was published in Behavioral Ecology this month. In it, Matt describes a project he completed in our lab that focused on how resource limitation shapes the nuclear family, even for an ectotherm living in captivity. Summary: Mother strawberry poison […]
Dr. Laura Brannelly has joined the Richards-Zawacki lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Laura recently received her PhD from James Cook University in Australia, but before that she was a MS student in our lab at Tulane University. Welcome back to the R-Z lab Laura!