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Extinct Lab Members

Mary Layne

September 25, 2020 10:21 AM
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology Undergraduate

Mary is an undergraduate studying Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology with an emphasis in Biomedical Genetics and a minor in chemistry. Mary is a data technician over imaging and specimens in Dr. Seth Bybee's Lab. Mary also has experience studying Biomedical Ethics. She was also involved on the color project for odonates in the lab.

Mitchell Young

September 25, 2020 10:20 AM
Undergraduate Student

He was involved on the color project for odonates in the lab.

Brooke Viiga

September 25, 2020 10:19 AM
Undergraduate Student

Brooke worked with Dr. Michael Whiting and Dr. Seth Bybee lab after having completed two semesters of mentored research. Her research experience includes training in techniques for PCR, DNA sequencing, and data analysis. She worked on population genetics with Lampyridae and expanding her research experience and field work opportunities.

Michael S. Swindle

September 25, 2020 10:18 AM
Undergraduate Student

Michael worked on developing a phylogenetic tree for fireflies in the lab and working closely with Gavin Martin. He studied Physiology and Developmental Biology in school.

Kimberly Paulsen

September 25, 2020 10:17 AM
BS Student

Kimberly was working on acquiring molecular data through PCR and sequencing to organize taxa among the order Phasmatodea (stick insects) in our sister lab under Dr. Whiting. She enjoyed working in this lab because she could practice wet lab skills and also develop bioinformatic tools. Kimberly is interested in how complex molecular pathways are shaped by evolution.

Michael A. Naegle

September 25, 2020 10:16 AM
Undergraduate Student

Michael was a research assistant/DNA technician in the Bybee/Whiting lab. He researched the evolution of ectoparasitism within earwigs through phylogenetics. He was particularly interested in understanding the evolutionary processes that cause organisms to transition between parasitic and free-living lifestyles. These questions allowed him the opportunity to travel to Australia, where he had the opportunity to collect specimens along the east coast. He graduated in April 2015

David J. Morris

September 25, 2020 10:15 AM
Undergraduate Student

David enjoys long walks on the beach, Joss Whedon's Firefly, and doing cool biological research. Projects he was included on involved phylogenies for Odonata and Pancrustacea, as well as dabbling in agent-based modeling related to Stomatopoda.

Madison Lallatin

September 25, 2020 10:14 AM
Undergraduate Student

Madison's major is biology and her minor is environmental science, and she is interested in evolutionary biology, entomology, and marine invertebrates. She enjoys helping out with any kind of research related to her major, and doing both lab and field work. Madison wants to go to graduate school to become a research scientist. She was also involved with doing research on the phylogeny and biogeography of damselfly genus Vanuatubasis and related genera.

Dasom Kim

September 25, 2020 10:12 AM
Undergraduate Student

Dasom is from South Korea. She worked at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center as a student medical technologist. In Whiting/Bybee lab, she worked as a undergraduate research assistant preforming PCR.

Kelsy K. Johnson

September 25, 2020 10:11 AM
Undergraduate Student

Kelsy was a research assistant in the Whiting Lab for three years working with Dr. Michael Whiting and Dr. Seth Bybee. Her research experience includes molecular work with odonate color vision and characterizing numts in mitochondrial genes. She has been trained in techniques for PCR, DNA sequencing, cloning, and data analysis. She also has field experience collecting insects for laboratory research in Utah and Hawaii.