Lab Members

S. Luke Flory, Ph.D. (PI)

Santa Cruz Island, Galapaos, 2016

Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, 2016

Appointment:
Associate Professor
Agronomy Department
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Deah Lieurance, Ph.D.

Coordinator, IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas

Whalen Dillon, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Amy Kendig, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Susan Canavan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Julia Maki, M.S.Julia Maki

Ph.D. Candidate

Gio Tomat-Kelly, B.S.

Ph.D. Candidate

Jesse Borden, M.S.

Ph.D. Candidate

Emily Pappo, M.S.

Ph.D. Candidate

Tabitha Petri, B.S.

M.S. Student

Taylor Clark, B.A.

Lab Manager and M.S. Student

Drew Hiatt, M.S. 

Biological Scientist 

Research Assistants

  • Callie San Antonio (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Penny Reif  (Undergraduate research intern)
  • David Notman (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Zobia Chanda (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Ryan Truesdell (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Daniela Menendez (Undergraduate research intern)

Research Volunteers

  • Avery Schmmeur (Undergraduate research volunteer)

Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Christina Alba, Ph.D.
  • Kerry Bohl Stricker, Ph.D.

Graduate Students

  • Cathy Fahey, Ph.D.
  • Jules NeSmith, M.S. and lab manager (2013 – 2017)
  • James Estrada, Ph.D. and lab manager (2011 – 2013)
  • Chris Wilson, Ph.D.
  • Bryan Tarbox, Ph.D.
  • Dïnia Cartry, M.S. Student and International Graduate Student Intern (University of Rennes 1)

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Amaleah Mirti (University Scholar, Lombardi Scholar)
  • Stanley “Will” Dezern (University Scholar, Honors Thesis)
  • Katie Nickerson (University Scholar, Honors Thesis)

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Austin Young (Lombardi Scholar, IFAS Assessment)
  • Christina Wiley (Lombardi Scholar, IFAS Assessment)
  • Hannah Borchelt
  • Anbinh Ho
  • Alex Garcia (undergraduate research volunteer)
  • Hannah Moore
  • Zach Higginbotham
  • Nick Johnson (Lombardi Scholar)
  • Ethan Landrum (Lombardi Scholar)
  • Gabriel Smith (State University of New York, REU program)
  • Amy Conant (Post University, Connecticut, REU program)
  • Bruna Trentin (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program)
  • Ananda Van Doornik Christo (Brazil Scientific Mobility Program)
  • Wesley Lewis
  • Sheila Scolaro
  • Andrea Sakelson
  • Micah Weiss
  • Sarah Morris (IFAS Assessment)

High School Research Assistants

  • Mily Gandhi (Student Science Training Program)
  • May Zhou (Student Science Training Program)
  • Jasleen Kahlon (Student Science Training Program)
  • Joanne Zhao (Student Science Training Program)

IFAS Field Experiment Station Interns

  • Kevin Scheiber (2017)
  • Matthew Akers (2015)
  • Ben Sperry (2014)
  • Jules NeSmith (2013)
  • Erin Hamilton (2012)

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