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

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

Kristin Hinkson, M.S.

Lab Manager

Drew Hiatt, M.S. 

Biological Scientist 

Sam Scherneck, B.S.

Master’s Student

Research Assistants

  • Callie San Antonio (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Zobia Chanda (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Laney Davidson (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Zadok Jollie (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Shannon Regan (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Mariam Higginbotham (Undergraduate research intern)
  • Trevor Green (Undergraduate research intern)

Research Volunteers

  • Avery Schmmeur (Undergraduate)
  • Jacob van der Zee (Undergraduate)
  • Trisha Mutisya (Undergraduate)
  • Amanda Bishop (Undergraduate)
  • Gabrielle Seminara (Undergraduate)

Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Research Associates

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

Graduate Students

  • Tabitha Petri, M.S.
  • Taylor Clark, M.S. and lab manager (2017 – 2019)
  • 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

  • David Notman
  • Ryan Truesdell
  • Penny Reif
  • Daniela Menendez
  • Lili Benitez (REU program)
  • Vida Svahnstrom (REU program)
  • 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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