People

Principal Investigator

Aimee pic for website 2Dr. Aimee Sue Dunlap

PhD in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, University of Minnesota, 2009
MS in Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, 2002
BS, BA in Biology, History, & English, University of Memphis, 2000
Partial BS studies, University of Helsinki, 1996-98
Office: 204 Stadler
Email: aimee.dunlap@umsl.edu


Graduate Students

matt_portraitMatt Austin

PhD Student
B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Missouri – Columbia, 2014
Research Interests: Behavioral responses to environmental change; phenotypic plasticity; bumble bee ecology
Office: 202 Stadler
Email: mwacpb@mail.umsl.edu

dsc02173Andreia Figueiredo

PhD Student
B.S. in Biology, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil, 2014
MBA (pending) in Project Management – Escola de Negocios Excellence, Brazil
Research Interests: social behavior in Hymenoptera, social information and competition, conservation
Office: 202 Stadler
Email: aqtpb@mail.umsl.edu

piturralde2Pablo Iturralde

MS student, co-advised with Wendy Olivas
Bachelor in interdisciplinary studies (Chemistry, Management & Anthropology), University of Missouri, St. Louis, 2013
A.A. in business management, Miami Dade College, 2004
Research Interests: molecular and evolutionary mechanisms of cognition

2013_xmas_jays_sol_cropedItachi  Mills

MS student
B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, 2012
Research Interests: evolution of fear and predation responses
Office: Stadler 202


Undergraduate Students & Collaborating Graduates

Michael Austin, fly bioeconomics, generalization of learning in flies

Magnus Creed (graduated Fall 2016), fly brain imaging

Hannah Franko (graduated Fall 2016), generalization of preference in flies, vocal recognition in cats

Joe Rund, social networking in flies

Lynnsey Street (graduated Fall 2016), gene expression of anesthesia-resistant and long-term memory in flies

Adam Thompson, patch use in flies

Katherine West, patch preference in flies


Lab Alumni

thumb_img_0099_1024Ben Abts

MS in 2016
B.S. in Biology, Culver-Stockton College, 2010
Research Interests: the value of social information and forgetting

colorful-butterflyPriya Maharaj

PhD in 2016, co-advised with Godfrey Bourne
MS in Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Warwick, 2011
BSc in Biology, University of Guyana, 2005
Dissertation: Color-mediated foraging by pollinators: A comparative study of two passionflower butterflies at Lantana camara

9691173678024468352Mellissa Marcus

MS in 2016
B.S. in Biochemistry/Biotechnology, University of Missouri- St. Louis, 2012
Research Interests: evolution of color preference

isabel-for-webIsabel Rojas-Ferrer

MS in 2016
Thesis: Predicting choices in bumblebees (Bombus impatiens): learning rules and the two-armed bandit
Now a PhD student at University of Ottawa

nancy-in-parisDr. Nancy Kohn

Postdoc, 2012-2014
Now an assistant professor at Lyon College