People

Emails: (parentheses)@luc.edu

Principal Investigator
Yoel E. Stuart, PhD (ystuart)
Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae (last updated 10 June 2021)

Masters Students
Tristan Kosciuch (tkosciuch) 2020 – Present
Tristan is in the Bioinformatics program. He collected a stickleback data set from more than 40 lakes in summer 2020 to ask questions about landscape ecology and evolution by incorporating large-scale remote-sensed environmental data.

Bryan Galligan (bgalligan) 2020 – Present
Bryan recently defended his thesis for his Masters in Philosophy. Congratulations, Bryan! He has past and ongoing interest in ecology and subsistence fishing. I am advising him as he pursues questions about larval recruitment and dispersal by quahog clams in Narragansett Bay, particularly as abiotic conditions like hypoxia change. He is moving to Kenya soon, where he will start new research projects investigating clam fisheries. He will stay on as a Lab Associate.

Technicians
Samantha Swank (sswank) 2019 – Present
Sam is currently working on a review of the genetic basis of vertebrate limb loss and is collecting and analyzing data for a project on the inferred role of Pitx1 in squamate limb loss. She recently received an honorable mention for her NSF GRFP application to study aDNA in stickleback fish. She is starting a PhD Fall 2021 at the University of Chicago. Congrats Sam!

Franklin Joaquin (fjoaquin) 2020 – Present
Franklin is currently our stickleback phenotyping expert, and main wrangler of undergraduate effort. He is also working to publish his own Lake Michigan stickleback data set collected when he was an undergraduate at DePaul, with Windsor Aguirre.

Undergraduate Researchers Undergrads drive research in the Stuart lab. They’ve been involved in nearly every project, and phenotyped thousands of threespined stickleback to boot.

Raheyma Siddiqui (2019 – Present)

Clara Fix (2019 – 2021)

Allison Ozark (2019 – Present)

Ethan Elazegui (2019 – Present)

Sophia Janidlo (2019 – Present)

Gannon Cottone (2020)

Ola Abughoush (2020)

Anu Chaudhary (2020)

Rebecca Sullivan (2020 – Present)

Aaron Myrold (2020 – Present)

Marielle Martin (2020 – Present)

Jason Tien (2020 – Present)

Musharrat Islam (2020 – Present)

Chauncey Lawson-Weinert (2020 – Present)

Alyssa Chen (2020 – Present)

Emily Ciolak (2020 – Present)

Edmond Haddad (2020 – Present)

Jack Castro (2020 – Present)

Mark Marino (2021 – Present)

Basem Altershan (2021 – Present)

Maria Villanueva Guzman (2021 – Present)

Imaan Maniya (2021 – Present)

Megan O’Toole (2021 – Present)