Luciano M. Matzkin

Luciano in OPNM Dr. Luciano Matzkin

Adjunct Faculty Investigator
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
2014 - present

Assistant Professor
Director of the Graduate Program
Deparment of Biological Sciences
2011 - present

Assistant Research Scientist
2008-2011
University of California, San Diego

NIH (PERT) Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-2008
University of Arizona

PhD 2003
State University of New York at Stony Brook

 

Lab Staff
Laurel Young
Lab Manager extraordinaire!!!

Does it all, flies, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, enzyme kinetics, fish trematodes and even bakes cookies on fly transfer day.

Carson Allan
Genomics & Bioinformatics

Assembly and evolutionary analysis of the genomes of all four D. mojavensis cactus host races (Catalina Island, Mojave Desert, Sonora Desert and Baja California).

   
 
Graduate Students
Crissy Tarver

Patrick Milder

Gisela Harper
(Co-advised with Dr. Bruce Stallsmith)
Analysis of diet preference of Atlantic Sharpnose sharks (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Undergraduate Students
Joshua Coleman

Yesenia Compres
Genomics and Bioinformatics

Sandra Knecht
Jonathan Trinh
Mollye Sanders
   
Lab Mascots


Amy the cactophilic Drosophila pinata


Kate the fly food pump

Paco and Taco
charlie
Charlie (Hyla cinerea), very happy to take the extra lab flies
Alumni
MS/PHD

Alexandra Jost
MS (Spring 2014)

Local adaptation in pupation preference and larval activity and their implications for ecological speciation.

Currently:
PhD Program, West Virginia University, Department of Biology.


Carson Allan
MS (Fall 2013)

Assembly and evolutionary analysis of the genomes of all four D. mojavensis cactus host races (Catalina Island, Mojave Desert, Sonora Desert and Baja California).

Currently:
Adjunct Instructor at UAH

   
Undergraduates


Amanda Bosserman
Blanton Calvert
 


Jessica Craft

PhD Program @ UC Berkeley

Alejandro Colmenero

Sienna Kostencki

MD Program @ Meharry Medical College

 


Fernando Picazo

UCSD

Reginal Henderson

Diatherix Laboratories
Located at HudsonAlpha

 


Sandy Rios


 


Joel Schumacher

UCSD

Jonathan Sullivan
PhD Program in Neurosciences, University of Utah, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
 
Monique Whitaker

 

 

Department of Biological Sciences