Dr. Karie Altman has joined the Richards-Zawacki lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Karie recently received her PhD from Oakland University in Michigan, where she studied disease ecology and thermal biology. Prior to her PhD work, Karie received a BS from Madonna University. Welcome to the R-Z lab Karie!
New lab member
The R-Z Lab is excited to host a new lab member: Ashley Cecil is a Pittsburgh-based artist and illustrator specializing in paintings of flora and fauna that illustrate the interconnectedness between the natural world and its inhabitants. Ashley will join our lab in January of 2018 for a 6-month residency as part […]
Dr. Tali Hammond has joined the Richards-Zawacki lab as a NSF postdoctoral research associate. Tali comes to us from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkley, where she received her PhD in 2017. While finishing her PhD, Tali wrote and was awarded a prestigious NSF Post-doctoral Research Fellowship to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!