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Jeffrey M. Good, PI    

Associate Professor, University of Montana (2010-present)

NSF Postdoc, Max Planck Inst, Leipzig, DE, 2008-10, (Pääbo Lab)

PhD, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2007 (Nachman Lab)

MS, Biology, University of Idaho, 2002 (Sullivan Lab)

BS, Zoology, University of Idaho, 1999

E-mail: jeffrey.good[at]umontana.edu

Google Scholar profile


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Emily C. Moore, Postdoc

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Montana (2018-present)

PhD, Genetics, North Carolina State University, 2017 (Roberts Lab)

MS, Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, 2012

BS, Biology; BA, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Denver, 2011

Research interests: evolutionary genetics, speciation, sex chromosome evolution

E-mail: emily.christine.moore[at]gmail.com


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Gregg Thomas, Postdoc

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Montana (2019-present)

PhD, EEB and Bioinformatics, Indiana University, 2019 (Hahn lab)

MS, Bioinformatics, Indiana University, 2013

BS, Biology, Purdue University, 2010

Research interests: molecular evolution, phylogenetics, convergent evolution, mutation rates

E-mail: greggwct[at]gmail.com

Personal Website


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Kathryn Wilsterman, Postdoc (Cheviron Lab, co-Mentored)                                  

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Montana (2019-present)

PhD, Integrative Biology, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 2019 (Bentley Lab)

BSc, Biology, Bucknell University, 2014

Research interests: neuroendocrinology, placental diversity, female reproduction, physiological flexibility

E-mail: kathrynwilsterman[at]gmail.com

Personal Website


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Tim Thurman, Postdoc (starting, Feb 2020)

PhD Candidate, Biology, McGill University (Expected 2019; Barrett lab, co-advised by Owen McMillan at STRI)

BA, Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Vanderbilt University, 2011

Research interests: Adaptation, genomics, evolutionary ecology.

E-mail: timothy.j.thurman[at]gmail.com

Personal Website


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Matt Jones, Postdoc Affiliate                                  

Postdoc Research Associate, Jeff Jensen Lab, ASU, 2019-present

PhD, OBEE, University of Montana, 2019

MS, Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming, 2013 (Carling Lab)

BS, Biology, University of New Mexico

Research interests: Evolutionary genetics, seasonal coat color change

E-mail: jonesmr9[at]gmail.com  

Personal Website


Mafalda Ferreira, Graduate Student (Univ. Porto, co-advised)

PhD Candidate, Univ. Porto, 2014-present

MS, Genetics & Evolution, U. Porto (Melo-Ferreira/Alves Labs)

BS, Biology, University of Porto

Research interests: Adaptation, speciation, seasonal coat color change

E-mail: mafalda_sferreira[at]hotmail.com


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Nathanael Herrera, Graduate Student

PhD Candidate, Organismal Biology, Ecology, & Evolution 2015-present

MS, Biology, Florida State University, 2013 (Steppan Lab)

BS, Biology, Florida State University, 2009

Research interests: Phylogenetics, speciation, adaptation

E-mail: ndh04c[at]gmail.com


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Emily Kopania, Graduate Student

PhD Candidate, Organismal Biology, Ecology, & Evolution 2016-present

MS, Mol. Genet & Biochem., University of Southern California, 2016 (Dean Lab)

BS, Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, 2016

Research interests: Speciation, population genetics, computational biology

E-mail: emily.kopania[at]umconnect.umt.edu


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Luis (Fernando) Rodriguez Caro, Graduate Student

PhD Student, Organismal Biology, Ecology, & Evolution 2019-present

MS, Biology, Mississippi State University, 2018 (Counterman Lab)

BS - Biology, Universidad Distrital F.J.C, 2012 (Kumangi lab)

Research Interests: Evolutionary biology, genomics, computational biology.

Email: lf.rodriguez027[at]gmail.com


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Sebastian Mortimer, Research Technician

MS, Biology, University of Idaho, 2018 (Tank Lab)

BA, Biology, Willamette University, 2016

Research interests: Evolution, genetics, computational biology

E-mail: mortimer.sebastian[at]gmail.com

Personal website



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Amber Yascavage, Undergraduate Researcher

BS Student

Forensic Chemistry, 2017-present

Research Interests: Genetics, forensic science.

Email: amber.yascavage[at]umconnect.umt.edu

 


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Jessi Kopperdahl, Undergraduate Researcher

BS Student

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience 2016-present

Research Interests: Neurogenetics, Neurodegeneration and Regeneration

Email: jessi.kopperdahl[at]umontana.edu


Lab Alumni

Postdocs

Erica Larson (Assistant Professor, University of Denver)

Brice Sarver (Senior Bioinformatician, Fluxion Biosciences)

Ted Cosart

Graduate students

Tom Brekke, PhD (current, Postdoc, Mulley Lab, Bangor University)

Ryan Bracewell PhD (current, Bachtrog Lab, Postdoc, UC Berkeley)

Matt Jones PhD (current, Postdoc, Jensen Lab, Arizona State University)

Zak Clare-Salzler MS

Mafalda Ferreira MS (current co-advised PhD student, University of Porto)

Technicians & Postbacs

Dan Vanderpool (current, Postdoc, Hahn lab, Indiana)

Sara Keeble

Colin Callahan

Vanessa Stewart

Jacob Boswell

Dawit Mengistu

Undergraduates

Vanessa Stewart

Erin Nordquist

Sara Phillips-Keeble

Colin Prather

Kelsey Hom

Lindy Henry

Caleb Dysthe

Jeff Van Noppen

Matisse Ventura

Tanner Saul

Vanessa Stewart

Sarah Wells

Michael Fazekas