Dr. Scott Glaberman (PI): Evolutionary theory is at the core of how I view and carry out science. I am interested in applying evolutionary concepts to study how organisms respond to their environment, including human-generated stressors. I also seek ways to use my research to inform environmental policy. If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact me (scottglaberman at Download CV
Andrew Heaton (Master's Student): I am interested in many aspects of conservation biology, though my primary research interests are environmental management and the ecological and biomedical study of herpetofauna. I received my B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. My previous work has included the rehabilitation and research of sea turtles and cetaceans, as well as some independent studies of other vertebrates. My M.S. project aims to use the molecular physiology of reptiles as a model for understanding cancer suppression mechanisms as they relate to age in organisms, including humans.
Andrew Hylton (Master's Student): My scientific interests are in how pharmaceuticals, especially anti-depressants, interact with the environment and impact organisms across different levels of biological organization (e.g., molecular, behavior). I am also finishing up a project on the association of species relatedness to chemical sensitivity in fish. In my free time I enjoy relaxation, music, and reading.
Jean Kiwiet (Undergraduate Student): Animals are my passion, I am interested mainly in their behavior and why they do the things they do. I am currently working toward my Bachelors degree in Biology with a focus in marine science at the University of South Alabama. My project focuses on how amphibians and fish respond differently to certain chemicals.
Mauna Rao (Undergraduate Student, Spring Hill College): I am currently a junior biology major on a pre-health track at Spring Hill College. My scientific interests involve immunology and microbial biology. I am excited to study evolutionary biology in the lab and learn more about species adaptations.
Shirley Zhang (Undergraduate Honors Student): My project focuses on understanding patterns of parasite infection in Galapagos marine iguanas using genetic tools. I am currently on the pre-med track as an undergraduate at the University of South Alabama. I enjoy learning about how organisms react to various things such as parasites, chemicals, diseases, etc.