Interested in joining the lab? We’re always looking to welcome a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives into our group!

Check out current and past lab members below, and see the Opportunities page for information about getting involved in the lab.

Current Lab Members

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PI

DR. KATRINA M. DLUGOSCH

Associate Professor
kdlugosch@arizona.edu
Phone: 520–621–6058
Office: BSW 424


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Postdoctoral Associate

DR. J. MILES MESA

jmmesa@arizona.edu

Research: Resistance and tolerance in plant-enemy interactions


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Postdoctoral Associate

DR. PAT LU-IRVING

Research: Character evolution in invasive species

[To Pat’s Website]


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PhD Candidate

JOSEPH E. BRAASCH
USDA ELI Fellow

Research: Variation in the potential for adaptation within and among plant communities

[To Joe’s Website]


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PhD candidate

F. ALICE CANG

alicecang@arizona.edu

Research: Evolution of genome size and transposable elements during invasion


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PhD Student

ALYSSA L. SMITH
NSF GRFP Fellow

alyssalaneysmith@arizona.edu

Research: Evolution of competition and kin recognition in invasive plants


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ms Student

ELIZABETH M. CARPENTER

emcarpenter@arizona.edu

Research: Ecological genomics of response to microbial interactions in yellow starthistle


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Undergraduates

2019: Mikayla Creek, Jesse Duarte

 

Former Lab Members

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postdoctoral fellow -2018

DR. DAVID HEMBRY

Now:
Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University

[To David’s Website]


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postdoctoral associate -2018

DR. HANNAH E. MARX

Now: Postdoctoral Associate, University of Michigan

[To Hannah’s Website]


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Postdoctoral Associate -2017

DR. SHANA R. WELLES

Now: Schmid College Teaching and Research Fellow at Chapman University

[To Shana’s Website]


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Postdoctoral fellow -2016

DR. BRITTANY S. BARKER

Now:
Postdoctoral Associate, Oregon State University

[To Brittany’s Website]


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Masters Thesis 2017

ANGELA M. KACZOWKA

Now: Assistant Professor of Practice and PhD student, Dept of Agricultural Education, University of Arizona

[To Angela’s Website]


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BS ‘16, Collaborator

HEATHER E. GILLETTE

Now:
PhD Candidate, Northern Arizona University


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Masters thesis 2016

SAM R. ANDERSON

Now:
Genetic Counselor, Long Island, NY


Masters Thesis 2014

BRIANNA A. McTEAGUE

Now:
Tree Improvement Research, Forester, Weyerhaeuser, Centralia, WA


Former Technicians   Andrew Cummings, Julia Harencar, Linnea Herbertson (now Dr. Linnea Honeker!), Kristin Nurkowski, Brandon Phinizy

Former Technicians

Andrew Cummings, Julia Harencar, Linnea Herbertson (now Dr. Linnea Honeker!), Kristin Nurkowski, Brandon Phinizy

Former Undergraduates   2011: Seth W Smith; 2012: Fernando Dominguez, Karen Gonzales, Rudy Phillips, Wendy Wong; 2013: Janelle Cocio, Duyen Vo; 2014: Kevin Gibson, Celeste Patterson, Michael Rivera, Sonya Tran; 2015: Natalie Hamdan, Sarah Hefferan, Benjamin Horn, Kristin Leger, Hailey Sounart, Thuy Tran; 2016: Danielle Eastin, Lucas Gomez, Ahmed Hourani, Lizel Mendoza, Jasmyne Pacheco, Ian Trushell, Jack Welchert; 2017: Elisa Acosta, Joseph Aspinwall, Rhiannon Bauer, Alexus Cazares, Alec Christensen, Ashley Davis, Shelby Dolgaard, Jesse Duarte, Danica Evidente, Joshua Fowler, Albert Leotta, Joanna Mihelich, Augustina Rosati, Alex Skomro, Jake Wilkie, Christina Winkler, Jeffrey Wooton, Jenny Wong, Maia Zaiee; 2018: Kaija Broders, Maria Johnson, Adelina Lane, Zak Piekarski; 2019: Branden Amsler, Rhiannon Bauer, Joseph Black, Victoria Bunting, Alexus Cazares, Taylor Kling, Ashley Randolph, Ana Bea Rodriguez, Will Sherman

Former Undergraduates

2011: Seth W Smith; 2012: Fernando Dominguez, Karen Gonzales, Rudy Phillips, Wendy Wong; 2013: Janelle Cocio, Duyen Vo; 2014: Kevin Gibson, Celeste Patterson, Michael Rivera, Sonya Tran; 2015: Natalie Hamdan, Sarah Hefferan, Benjamin Horn, Kristin Leger, Hailey Sounart, Thuy Tran; 2016: Danielle Eastin, Lucas Gomez, Ahmed Hourani, Lizel Mendoza, Jasmyne Pacheco, Ian Trushell, Jack Welchert; 2017: Elisa Acosta, Joseph Aspinwall, Rhiannon Bauer, Alexus Cazares, Alec Christensen, Ashley Davis, Shelby Dolgaard, Jesse Duarte, Danica Evidente, Joshua Fowler, Albert Leotta, Joanna Mihelich, Augustina Rosati, Alex Skomro, Jake Wilkie, Christina Winkler, Jeffrey Wooton, Jenny Wong, Maia Zaiee; 2018: Kaija Broders, Maria Johnson, Adelina Lane, Zak Piekarski; 2019: Branden Amsler, Rhiannon Bauer, Joseph Black, Victoria Bunting, Alexus Cazares, Taylor Kling, Ashley Randolph, Ana Bea Rodriguez, Will Sherman