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Alumni of the Smithsonian AntLab
Research assistant, January 1998 to December 2000
Current position: Assistant Professor, Ohio State University.
Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Smithsonian Institution Graduate Research Fellow. (Summer 1998.)
"Molecular phylogenetics of the dragonfly genus Libellula."
Current position: Instructor (Biology, Forensic Science), Lakeside School, Seattle, WA.
Lynn Atkinson Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Dec 1997 - Dec 1998).
"A phylogenetic study of the termite genus Nasutitermes."
NMNH/NSF Research Training Program Intern (May - August 2008)
"Diversity of leaf-litter Pheidole in Guyana: DNA barcoding and Auto-Montage digital images."
Current position: PhD candidate at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC
Sean Brady NSF/SI Postdoctoral Fellow (Sept 2003 - July 2009)
"Molecular phylogenetics of fungus-growing ants."
NSF/SI Assembling the Tree of Life Postdoctoral Researcher and co-PI. "AToL: Collaborative research on ant phylogeny: a comprehensive evolutionary tree for the world's premiere social organisms."
Current position: Research Entomologist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. http://entomology.si.edu/StaffPages/BradyS.htm
Simone C. Cappellari Current position (2015): Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Rochester
Jonathan Chen NMNH/NSF Research Training Program Intern (May - August 2004)
Undergraduate, Oberlin College.
"The origin of yeast cultivation in the fungus-growing ant genus Cyphomyrmex."
Lia Corbett Intern June 2009: Assisted with the implementation and design of an ant workshop for local public schools.
Tam Dang Intern (summer 2008)
Vanessa Eler Seide Univeridade Federal de Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Undergraduate intern, Institute of International Education/Brasilian Scientific Mobility Program. 12 May to 18 July 2014.
Larissa Eler Seide Univeridade Federal de Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Undergraduate intern, Institute of International Education/Brasilian Scientific Mobility Program. 12 May to 18 July 2014.
Tiago Vinicius Fernandes Amalia Gomez-Rexrode YES! Intern (Youth Engagement through Science)(summer 2010)
Assisted with the implementation and design of an ant workshop for local public schools.
Jackson Helms Stephanie Johnson NMNH/NSF Research Training Program Intern (May - August 2003)
Undergraduate, Cornell University
"Cyphomyrmex longiscapus: One fungus-growing ant species or many?"
Research Assistant (6 months in 1997)
Current position: Biological Science Technician, Smithsonian Institution, Laboratory of Analytical Biology
John S. LaPolla Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sept 2004 - Aug 2006)
"Ant Biodiversity of the Guyana Shield."
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Towson University, Towson, MD. http://www.towson.edu/biology/TU%20Biology%20-%20LaPolla.htm
Intern June 2009- August 2010
Current position: Graduate Research Assistant, Branham Lab of Insect Systematics and Behavior, Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville.
YES! (Youth Engagement through Science) high school intern. Grade 10, Parkdale High School, Riverdale Park, Maryland. Summer 2014.
Christopher Marshall Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Feb 2001 - Jan 2002)
"The Phylogeny of the Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga): An analysis based on the nuclear protein coding gene, Elongation factor-1 alpha (EF-1a)."
Intern June 2009: Assisted with the implementation and design of an ant workshop for local public schools.
Jeremy A. Miller Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Research Fellow (July 2004 June 2005)
"Molecular phylogenetics of widow spiders (genus Latrodectus)."
Current position: Permanent Researcher, Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum (Naturalis), Leiden, The Netherlands. http://science.naturalis.nl/research/people/cv/miller
NSF International Research Fellow, Tabanid PEET Project (2008-2009)
Ecological systematics of horse flies (Diptera: Tabanidae)
Current position: Nanotechnology Policy Analyst at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. www.Nano.gov
Emma Blue Newcomb Claudia Ortiz-Sepulveda Laura Victoria Florez Patino NMNH/NSF Research Training Program Intern (May - August 2007)
Undergraduate, Universidad de Los Andes Bogotá, Colombia
"Morphology and DNA barcoding of the ant genus Pheidole: Are they congruent?"
Chris Patrick Undergraduate intern. Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. 18 May to 04 August 2015. Angel Benito Perez Smithsonian Institution/Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Partnership Intern (July 2003 - July 2005) Miguel Portillo YES! (Youth Engagement through Science) high school intern. Grade 10, Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, DC. Summer 2013
Molly Rightmyer Smithsonian Institution Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Fellow (June 2007 -May 2009)
"Phylogeny and coevolution in the cleptoparasitic bee genus Nomada (Hymenoptera: Apidae)."
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, USDA Agriculture Research Service, Pollinating Insect Lab, Logan, Utah.
Maria A.M. Sallum
Postdoctoral Fellow, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
(Mar 1998 - Feb 2000)
"Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Anopheles Megan (Diptera: Culicidae)."
Current position: Departamento de Epidemiologia, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil
Eli Sarnat Research Assistant (Summer 2000)
Riitta Savolainen NSF of Finland Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Jan 1997 - Nov 1997)
"Evidence from mitochondrial gene sequences on the origin and diversification of the ant genus Formica."
Current position: Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Senior Research Practicum, Eleanor Roosevelt HS, Greenbelt, MD. (2013) Cryptic speciation in the fungus-growing ant species Cyphomyrmex muelleri.
Contractor, Department of Entomology (2015-2016)
Sarah A. Solomon
NMNH/NSF Research Training Program Intern (May - August 1999)
Undergraduate, Appalachian State University
“The discrimination of two cryptic fungus-growing ant species within the Cyphomyrmex longiscapus species complex.”
Graduate student. Department of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland at College Park. (Winter 2001 to January 2005.)Current position: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio.
"Investigations of ant vision and visually mediated navigation."
Corey Washington Assistant Professor, Dept. Philosophy, University of Maryland
"Visual navigation in leaf-cutter ants." (Host scientist) (Dec 2001 - July 2003)
Brad Wright Contractor
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