Postdoctoral Fellow (2019 - Present)
Anusha is interested in how animals respond (physiologically and behaviorally) to extreme and energy-limited environments. She will be working on trade-offs in immune function and reproduction in ground squirrels and on the neuroendocrine responses of grass rats, a diurnal model for seasonal affective disorder, to short photoperiods. She studied free-living hummingbird torpor and daily energy management in Ecuador and Arizona for her PhD at Stony Brook University. Visit her website at anushashankar.weebly.com
PhD Student (2017 - Present)
Devin is studying the mechanisms and processes that limit gyrfalcon distribution and abundance. His research takes place near Nome, AK, and is a part of the Peregrine Funds' Gyrfalcon Conservation Project in collaboration with Dr. David Anderson.
MS Student (2016-Present)
MS Student (2018-Present)
Cassie's main research interests revolve around neuro-endocrinology and reproductive physiology of mammals. The goal of her MS project is to better delineate the mechanisms and pathways that underlie circannual timing of life-history events, specifically reproduction, in the arctic ground squirrel. One of her long-term goals is to contribute to conservation and reproductive advancements for endangered species.
Victor Zhang (lab affiliate)
PhD Student (Northern Arizona University)
Victor is a PhD student in the lab of collaborator Loren Buck at NAU. He is combining biologging with endocrinology to examine how movement-specific energy expenditure is influenced by environmental conditions and reproductive state in arctic ground squirrels, Abert's squirrels, and striped skunks.