Lab Leader

Alan Wilson, Ph.D

Assistant Director for Instruction, Professor, & Graduate Program Officer

wilson@auburn.edu

Visiting Researchers

Dr. Rajdeep Dutta

Dr. Rajdeep Dutta

Visiting researcher

2022

Assistant Professor

Department of Aquatic Environment Management

College of Fisheries

Assam Agricultural University

Raha, Nagaon, Assam, India

rajdeep.dutta@aau.ac.in

Research Associate

Dr. Sathya Ganegoda

Dr. Sathya Ganegoda

Research Associate

2022-Present

sathyaganegoda@yahoo.co.uk

Ph.D. Students

Matthew Gladfelter

Ph.D. Student
(Current Auburn University Presidential Graduate Research Fellow)

2021-Present (Ph.D.)

mfg0017@auburn.edu

M.S. Students

Ashley Hennessey

Ashley Hennessey

M.S. Student

2022-Present

avh0022@auburn.edu

Jenifer Howell

Jenifer Howell

M.S. Student

2022-Present

jmh0275@auburn.edu

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

M.S. Student

2022-Present

mbm0116@auburn.edu

Kate Merrill

Kate Merrill

M.S. Student

2022-Present

kzm0163@auburn.edu

Suzanne Tenison

Suzanne Tenison

M.S. Student

2021-Present

szt0083@auburn.edu

Hannah Zinnert

Hannah Zinnert

M.S. Student

2021-Present

hzz0102@auburn.edu

Undergraduate Researchers

Katherine Bandholz

Katherine Bandholz

Undergraduate Researcher

2022-Present

KAB0155@auburn.edu

J.T. Mumber

J.T. Mumber

Undergraduate Researcher

2022-Present

jtm0095@auburn.edu

Ahmad Dougherty

Ahmad Dougherty

Undergraduate Researcher

2022-Present

aid0013@auburn.edu

Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Undergraduate Researcher

2022-Present

rcj0025@auburn.edu

Evan Browne

Evan Browne

Undergraduate Researcher

2021-Present

emb0088@auburn.edu

Lauren Tucker

Lauren Tucker

Undergraduate Researcher

2021-Present

lmt0046@auburn.edu

Anna Claire Mollica

Anna Claire Mollica

Undergraduate Researcher

2021-Present 

acm0141@auburn.edu

Isabel Bela

Isabel Bela

Undergraduate Researcher &

NSF REU Researcher (2022)

2019-Present

igb0002@auburn.edu

High School Researchers

Saranya Anantapantula

Saranya Anantapantula

Remote High School (PA) Researcher

2020-Present

saranya.anantapantula@gmail.com


Lab Alumni

Beau

Beau

Lab good luck charm

2004-2015 (R.I.P.)

Annaleigh Poland

Undergraduate Researcher

2022-Present

amp0147@auburn.edu

Jake Heisler

NSF REU Researcher

Summer 2022

jheisler15@mail.suscc.edu

Olivia Montoya

NSF REU student (2022)

Summer 2022

Olivia.Montoya@colostate.edu

Caroline Parrish

Caroline Parrish

Undergraduate Researcher

2021-2022

cgp0040@auburn.edu

Brandon White

Brandon White

Undergraduate Researcher

2021-2022

bsw0025@auburn.edu

Lydia Bruns

Lydia Bruns

Undergraduate Research

2021-present

lgb0029@auburn.edu

Jessica Chan

Jessica Chan

Undergraduate Researcher

2021-2022
Susanne Wittenzeller

Susanne Wittenzeller

DAAD RISE (Germany)
Undergraduate Scholar

Current location: back to Germany to finish her BS

2021-2022
Riley Buley

Riley Buley

Ph.D. student

Current location: Senior Water Program Lead position with the Meskwaki Nation in Iowa

2017-2021

Jake Delaney

Jake Delaney

Undergraduate Researcher

2021
Madison Dees

Madison Dees

Undergraduate researcher

(past Auburn University Undergraduate Research Fellow)

2019-2021
Callie Nauman

Callie Nauman

Research Associate

2020-2021
Angelea Belfiore

Angelea Belfiore

M.S. Student

2019-2021
Edna Fernandez

Edna Fernandez

Ph.D. student (past NSF GRFP Fellow)

2016-2021
Carter Giles

Carter Giles

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: Continuing to make progress on his BS

2019-2020
JaKayla Cunningham

JaKayla Cunningham

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: Continuing to make progress on her BS

2020
Jameela Broadie

Jameela Broadie

undergraduate researcher

2020
Tiffany Ramsey

Tiffany Ramsey

(and Rosie, the lab turtle) Undergraduate Researcher

2020-present
Catie Adams

Catie Adams

Undergraduate Researcher

2018-2020
Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: finishing up his BS

2019
Gillian Ash

Gillian Ash

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: finishing up her BS

2018-2019
Brynne Garner

Brynne Garner

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: Continuing to make progress on her BS

2018-2019
Maddie Grace

Maddie Grace

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: Continuing to make progress on her BS

2018-2019
Darby Dubose

Darby Dubose

Undergraduate Researcher
Current location: progressing with undergraduate coursework and getting more pre-vet experience

2018-2019
Kathryn Cruz

Kathryn Cruz

REU student from Hampton University

2019
LeeAnn Johnston

LeeAnn Johnston

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: just finished up her BS and has entered the consulting world

2017-2018
Mário Barros

Mário Barros

Ph.D. student from the Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
Current location: recently completed his Ph.D. and started a new career analyzing data at a Brazilian drinking water company

2017-2018
Harris Pride

Harris Pride

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: progressing with undergraduate coursework

2018-Present
Serra Martin

Serra Martin

REU student from Gadsden State Community College

Current location: recently graduated from GSCC and planning to transfer to Auburn early 2019

2018
Zachary Davenport

Zachary Davenport

REU student from Gallaudet University

Current location: undergraduate student at Gallaudet University

2018
Jaliyl Collins

Jaliyl Collins

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: progressing with undergraduate coursework

2018
AnaSara Kipp

AnaSara Kipp

Undergraduate Researcher Current location: still working hard on his undergraduate degree
2018
Trevor Kirkland

Trevor Kirkland

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: recent graduate pursuing professional volleyball career

2017-2018
Soorya Rajendran

Soorya Rajendran

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: progressing with undergraduate coursework

2017-2018
Kate Baker

Kate Baker

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: recently graduated and heading to grad school at Samford University

2018
Dillon Taylor

Dillon Taylor

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: progressing with undergraduate coursework

2018
Dr. Arevik Minasyan

Dr. Arevik Minasyan

Fulbright Fellow from UNESCO (Armenia)

2016-2017
Austin Holley

Austin Holley

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: still working hard on his undergraduate degree

2017
Nadia Bowles

Nadia Bowles

Undergraduate researcher from Tuskegee University

Current location: undergraduate at Tuskegee University

2017
Bettina Welz

Bettina Welz

DAAD RISE (Germany) Undergraduate Scholar

Current location: back to Germany to start her MS

2017
Madeline Burton

Madeline Burton

Undergraduate researcher Current location: back to the books as an undergrad at Auburn.
2017
Michael Chislock

Michael Chislock

M.S./Ph.D. student

Current location: Assistant Professor at SUNY-Brockport

2011-2016 (Ph.D.) – 2008-2011 (M.S.)
Eric Wittig

Eric Wittig

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: Graduate of Auburn University

2015-2016
Jenny Isham

Jenny Isham

Undergraduate researcher Current location: attending graduate school at Tulane University
2014-2016
Brie Olsen

Brie Olsen

M.S. student

Current location: Ecologist at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

2012-2015
Courtney Andes

Courtney Andes

Undergraduate researcher volunteer

2015
Zulema Osorio

Zulema Osorio

NSF summer intern
2015
Matt Cobb

Matt Cobb

Undergraduate researcher Current location: undergrad at Auburn Univ
2014
Anja Rebelein

Anja Rebelein

DAAD RISE (Germany) Undergraduate Scholar

Current location: Technician in Germany

2014
Alex Neal

Alex Neal

past REU student from the University of Dayton

Current location: graduate student at Bowling Green State University

2013
Leslie Pope Copeland

Leslie Pope Copeland

REU student from North Georgia College & State University

Current location: Pharmacy technician

2013
Crystal Bishop

Crystal Bishop

REU student from Young Harris College

Current location: graduate student at Liberty University

2013
Ross Bonner

Ross Bonner

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: undergrad at Auburn

2012-2013
Anthony Scott

Anthony Scott

REU student from Livingstone College

Current location: graduate of Livingstone College

2013
Jo-Marie Kasinak

Jo-Marie Kasinak

The Blue Hammer, M.S.

Current location: lecturer at Sacred Heart University

2011-2013
Enrique Doster

Enrique Doster

Undergraduate Researcher

Current location: just finished his PhD and is still working toward his DVM at Colorado State University

2011-2013
Donald Ward

Donald Ward

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: attending graduate school at Tulane University

2013
Rachel Zitomer

Rachel Zitomer

REU student

from Humboldt State University

Current location: technician with US Forest Service in Eugene, Oregon

2012
Brittany Holt

Brittany Holt

REU student/undergraduate researcher from Tuskegee University

Current location: graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

2012
Catherine Priester

Catherine Priester

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: Civil design engineer at PACLAND

2011-2012
Micaela Sandoval

Micaela Sandoval

Undergraduate researcher
Current location: undergrad at Auburn

2010-2012
Sydney Stewart

Sydney Stewart

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: undergrad at Auburn

2011-2012
Del Anderson

Del Anderson

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: attending vet school at Auburn University

2010-2012
Kayannush Pillai

Kayannush Pillai

High school researcher

Current location: undergrad at Auburn University

2012
Matt Schenone

Matt Schenone

Undergraduate volunteer Current location: undergrad at Auburn
2012
Katie LeMay

Katie LeMay

REU student from the Univ of West Alabama

Current location: completed MS student at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and now a teacher in Port Lavaca, Texas

2011
Sade Greene

Sade Greene

Undergraduate researcher from Tuskegee University

Current location: recent college graduate

2011
Erin Schmale

Erin Schmale

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: undergrad at Auburn University

2010-2011
Lauren Jernigan

Lauren Jernigan

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: AU vet school

2009-2011
RajReni Kaul

RajReni Kaul

M.S. student

Current location: Ph.D. student in John Drake’s lab at UGA

M.S., 2008-2011
Patricia Bradley

Patricia Bradley

REU student from Tuskegee Univ

Current location: finished B.S. at Tuskegee

2010
Steve Cason

Steve Cason

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: joined the US Army

2010
Kiunte Dowdell

Kiunte Dowdell

High school volunteer

Current location: undergraduate at Jacksonville State Univ

2009-2010
Kristin Peck

Kristin Peck

REU student from Smith College

Current location: finished B.S. at Smith

2010
Kristin Adamson

Kristin Adamson

Undergraduate researcher

Current location: working at Cabela’s headquarters

2008-2010

Interested in studying aquatic systems? 

I am always looking for hard-working and self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students to join our group.  I encourage individual thinking, so it is not critical that we share identical research interests.  But, it is important that you are fascinated by science and want to explore how the natural world works.  Please email me your resume, transcripts, GRE scores (if applicable), and research interests, and we will try to find a spot for you in the lab.