Garrick lab
Evolutionary & molecular population biology


Ryan Garrick
Principal Investigator
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Interests: insect evolution, molecular ecology, biogeography, population genetics, conservation biology

Journal affiliations: Bulletin of Entomological Research (editorial board member, 2014-present); Insects (editorial board member, 2010-present, and guest editor of special issue Phylogeographic Syntheses)

Stephanie Burgess
PhD student

Application of landscape genetics to amphibian conservation
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Chaz Hyseni
PhD student
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Termites as models for ecological epigenetics: Assessing local adaptation in the Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes
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John Banusiewicz
Masters student

Historical refuges and postglacial recolonization routes in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, inferred from population genetics of the Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata)
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Past lab members

Ethan Collier
Fall 2013 - Spring 2015: Conservation genetics of the Spotted Wintergreen, Chimaphila maculata (Ericaceae)

Blake Smith
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015: Population genetics of the Red Centipede, Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (Chilopoda)

Rachel Yi

Fall 2012 - Summer 2014, Population genetics of the Horned Passalus, Odontotaenius disjunctus (Coleoptera)

Ben Collins
Fall 2012 - Spring 2014, DNA-based species identification and population genetics of the Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera)

Taz Hassan
Fall 2012 - Fall 2013, Coevolution of the wood-feeding cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus, and it bacterial endosymbiont Blattabacterium sp.

Sabrina Bradford
Spring 2013, Ecology of dead wood, and molecular marker development for the Spotted Wintergreen, Chimaphila maculata (Ericaceae)

Sam Durfee
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013, Population genetics of the red centipede, Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (Chilopoda)
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