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Past Lab Members

Max Leiserson
Undergraduate - senior
I am a senior computer science major working in the lab on producing coherent assemblies from various next-gen sequencing technologies, as well as identifying gene targets for future wet lab projects. My main research interests are genomics, pathology, and of course, mechanisms and characteristics of evolution! I happen to be the (current) main editor of the Proteopedia page on Aquaporin-4, so check it out if you get a chance!
Xinnan Li
Undergraduate - sophomore
As an undergrad in this lab, I am interested in learning everything about genetics and I am currently working on the ECB genetic mapping project with other people in the lab. An interesting fact? I come to Boston mainly because I want a winter with snow.
Roger Lu
Undergraduate - junior
My general research interests are ecology and molecular biology. My current project involves the understanding of the female European corn borer moth's behavioral responses to male pheromone. An interesting fact about me is that... I really cannot think of a fact.
Jessica Oh
Undergraduate - senior
My research interests range from environmental conservation to the evolutionary significance of different animal behavior and physiology. I am currently working on the genetic basis of voltinism in the European corn borer moth. I am also secretly an old lady – baking and knitting are my two favorite hobbies.
Peter Yeh
Undergraduate - senior
I'm interested in a broad range of topics in evolutionary biology, addressing how and why diversity occurs. I'm currently working on a project, studying both the ECB's phenotypic variation, and its genetic basis, that may contribute to reproductive barriers, leading to speciation. In elementary school, I fell while jumping on the bed, and had to get stitches on my head.
Robert Burns
Graduate Student
Research interests: processes of speciation, specifically maintenance of reproductive isolating barriers. I am currently exploring post-mating, pre-zygotic barriers between Z and E pheromone strains of the European corn borer. I am happiest while hunting, fishing, or portaging.
Jessica Walden-Gray
Lab Technician
I am a research technician in the Dopman Lab. I'm interested in the evolution of insect life histories and chemical ecology. My ideal day starts with a long trail run and ends with a big bowl of homemade chili.