Principal Investigator

Graduate Students


Ian Barron

Ph.D. Student

Ian is interested in the diversity and impact of viruses on wild birds and their microbiota

Ryan Duggan

Ryan Duggan

Ph.D. Student


Ryan is interested in how the avian immune system interacts with the microbiome. He’s also very interested in (human) vaccine education.


Trevor Hunter

Ph.D. Student


Trevor is interested in the ecology and evolution of bird microbiota.


Darien Capunitan

MS Student

Josh Gil

Ph.D. Student

Dr. Kristen Grond

Current Position: Postdoc at University of Alaska Anchorage

Dr. Elizabeth Herder

Ph.D. Student