PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Barnabas-Daru

Barnabas Daru
Postdoc – Harvard University
PhD – University of Johannesburg
BSc – University of Jos
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Editorial Member eLife
Guest Editor Phil Trans Roy Soc B
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STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS

Alex-Aromin

Alex Aromin (Daru Lab)
PhD student – Incoming – Spring 2022
NSF project on phyloregion


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Paul Markley (Daru Lab)
PhD student
BSc – University of California-Riverside
Research: The changing nature of Arctic plant diversity
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Kendall Johnson (Pezold & Daru Labs)
PhD student
BSc – University of Miami
Research: The Phylogeny and Evolution of Gobioid Fishes
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Jordan Rodriguez (Daru Lab)
Undergraduate student & Herbarium intern
Undergrad – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Islander Green Team Vice President
Research: Mismatches in plant sampling biases between vouchered specimens and observations
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THIS COULD BE YOU!
Please contact me about opportunities for undergraduate research experience, graduate study, or postdoctoral research in my lab



LAB ALUMNI

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Brianna Rock (Masters)
Brianna joined the lab in Jan 2019 & successfully defended her Masters in July 2021. Brianna’s research focused on assessing seagrass evolutionary diversity in the Anthropocene. Her work resulted in 2 first-author papers, one published in Frontiers in Marine Science, and another under review at Nature Communications.
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Piyal Karunarathne (Postdoc)
Piyal was a postdoc in the lab from June 2019 to August 2020. Piyal focused on developing a modeling framework to determine the evolutionary origin of biomes at a global scale. Piyal co-authored a paper in Methods Ecol Evol describing a new R package phyloregion. After finishing in the Daru lab, Piyal accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in Sweden.
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April Wright Lab
(Southeastern Louisiana University)

Emily Meineke Lab
(University of California, Davis)

Klaus Schliep
(Graz University of Technology, Austria)

Charles Davis Lab
(Harvard University)

Betsy Arnold Lab
(University of Arizona)