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Who we are.

Lab Members


Brant Faircloth (curriculum vitae)

Principal Investigator

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2008

I'm interested in understanding how evolutionary history shapes the genetic variation within species and populations and how differences in genetic variation translate into phenotypic differences at the population level. I'm also interested in how genetic variation shapes and affects ecological communities. Much of my work integrates aspects of different fields, including evolutionary biology, genomics, computational biology, ecology, and field biology. I, and the rest of the lab, work with a number of collaborators.



Carl H. Oliveros (curriculum vitae)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2015
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My research broadly covers avian phylogenomics, biogeography, and conservation. I use computational techniques to improve species tree inference and divergence time estimation with genomic data and apply these techniques to disentangle rapid avian radiations. I also study biogeographic patterns in Southeast Asia within a phylogenetic framework.



Jessie F. Salter (curriculum vitae)

Ph.D. Student

Co-advised by Robb Brumfield
B.A., Occidental College, 2014

I'm interested in understanding the drivers of avian biodiversity. My undergraduate research focused on comparative phylogeography of Mexican birds and adapting sequencing protocols for use with older museum specimens. In the Faircloth Lab, I hope to further develop my research questions and learn cutting-edge methodological and computational techniques.



Anna E. Hiller

Ph.D. Student

Co-advised by Robb Brumfield
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2014



Glaucia C. del Rio

Ph.D. Student

Co-advised by Robb Brumfield
B.S., University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2011
M.S., University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2014

I am a Brazilian ornithologist interested in Amazonian birds. I am currently using genomic tools to investigate how Amazonian river headwaters might work as drivers of speciation.



R. Austin Clark

Undergraduate Student


I am a Biology major on a James M. Koenecke Memorial Scholarhip. I am working in the Faircloth lab through LSU's Future Leaders in Research Program.



Marguerite (Maggie) Poché

Undergraduate Student


I am a Biology major working in the Faircloth lab through LSU's Future Leaders in Research Program.



Former members

Collaborators

We collaborate with a number of different laboratories and research groups throughout Southern California and the United States. These include: