Past Cook Lab Graduate Students

Cook Lab 2010
2010 - University of New Mexico
Cook Lab 2007
2007 - University of New Mexico


Name Degree Project Current Position
Jocelyn Colella PhD, 2019 Mixing it up: the impact of episodic introgression on the evolution of high-latitude meso-carnivores Postdoc, University of New Hampshire
Lindsey Frederick MS, 2018 Museum Studies Bioscience Collections Manager, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Kaylen Jones MS, 2018 Museum Studies

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Jessica Weber PhD, 2018 The molecular basis of adaptation in caviomorph rodents Postdoc, Harvard University, Massachusetts
Dianna Krejsa MS, 2017 Phylogeography and population dynamics of a cold-adapted carnivore Collections Manager, Angelo State University Natural History Collections, Texas
Bryan McLean PhD, 2017 Pattern and process in the radiation of ground dwelling squirrels
Bryan's website
Postdoc, University of Florida
Jolene Rearick MS, 2017 Molecular evolution of freeze tolerance in North American frogs Lecturer, University of Alaska
Kayce Bell PhD, 2016 Ectoparasite and endoparasite diversification in western North American chipmunks
Kayce's website
Curator of Terrestrial Mammals, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Donavan Jackson MS, 2016 Phylogeography of the meadow vole Teacher, Wingate High School, New Mexico
Amanda G. Jones MS,2015 Mammals of the Rio Grande Basin Biologist, Bat Conservation International, Texas
Yadéeh E. Sawyer PhD, 2014 Comparative Phylogeography of the North Pacific Coastal Mammals: Implications for Island Endemics Program Specialist, STEM Gateway Program, University of New Mexico
Jason L. Malaney PhD, 2013 Comparative phylogeography of boreal mammals Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee
Brittany Barker PhD, 2012 Comparative phylogeography of ecologically distinct frogs from the Puerto Rican Bank Biologist, US Geological Survey, Idaho
Brooks Kohli MS, 2012 Phylogeography of northern red-backed voles PhD student, University of New Hampshire
Andrew Hope PhD, 2011 Historical biogeography of Beringian shrews Research Associate, Kansas State University
Natalie Dawson PhD, 2008 Vista Norteña: Endemism, conservation genetics, and insular biogeography of mesocarnivores of the North Pacific Coast Director, Wilderness Institute, University of Montana
Jose "Pepe" France MS, 2008 Conservation genetics of Wolverines works in the commercial sector, New York
Anson Koehler MS, 2006 Comparative coevolutionary examination of Soboliphyme baturini in marten (Martes americana & M. caurina) PhD, 2010, New Zealand
Research scientist, University of Melbourne, Australia
Amy Runck MS, 2001
PhD, 2006
Genetic and morphologic introgression between Clethrionomys rutilus and Clethrionomys gapperi (Co-advised by M. Matocq) Associate Professor, Winona State University, Minnesota
Eric Waltari PhD, 2005 Historical biogeography of Beringia: Phylogeography of soricids and leporids Research scientist, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York
Byron Weckworth MS, 2004 Genetic differentiation of coastal wolves PhD, 2011, University of Calgary
Regional Biologist, Panthera's Snow Leopard Project, Canada
Aren Eddingsaas MS, 2003 Aleutian ground squirrels: endemics or introductions? Biologist, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Idaho
Michael Lucid MS, 2003 Phylogeography of Peromyscus along the North Pacific Coast Biologist, Idaho Fish and Game
Eric Tomasik MS, 2003 Genetic Variation in Wolverine Biologist, USDA Forest Service, Montana
Kurt Galbreath MS, 2002 Genetic consequences of Pleistocene glaciations for the tundra vole (Microtus oeconomus) in Beringia

PhD, 2009, Cornell University.
Associate Professor, Northern Michigan University

Allison Bidlack MS, 2000 Molecular genetics of fragmented populations of northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) Director, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center, University of Alaska
John Chythlook MS, 2000 Stickle-back (Gasterosteus aculeatus) differentiation in Bristol Bay Fisheries Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Karen Stone PhD, 2000 The evolution of insular populations of marten (Martes americana) Professor and Associate Vice President for Curricular Management, Southern Oregon University
John Demboski PhD, 1999 Comparative biogeography and systematics of several mammalian taxa (Glaucomys, Lepus, and Sorex) Department Chair and Curator of Mammals, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Colorado
Chris Conroy PhD, 1998 Molecular phylogenetics of arvicoline rodents Collection Manager, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley, California
Doreen Parker-McNeill MS, 1996 Distribution and forest ecology of bats in Alaska Regional Management Coordinator, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Ellen Lance MS, 1993 Biogeography and evolutionary genetics of the tundra vole Biologist, Endangered Species Field Office, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Retired
Suzette Durall-Mouchaty MS, 1993 Phylogenetic analysis of northern hair seals based on nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene

PhD, University of Lund, Retired
Univeristy of Houston


Cook Lab 20052005 - University of New Mexico cook-lab-2002.jpg2002 - Idaho State University
1999 - University of Alaska Fairbanks