Research assistants in my lab are undergraduate students. Their contribution is crucial to the progress of research in my lab. During the summers, students have accompanied me to Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Kansas; during the academic year we stay closer to home and work in the lab and the greenhouse. Students present research findings at campus or national conferences. Lab membership shifts each year as students head overseas for off-campus study, or new students replace graduating seniors. If you are interested in working in the lab, email me at

Cathy Collins (pictured with fearless field assistant and expert butterfly spotter)

Lab Alumni:

Shayla Williams        Julia Rogers                  Emma Rosenfield                    Jack Lynch

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James Lucas              Omari Matthew            Melissa Preziosi          Alice Hottop

James Omari Melissa  Alice




Ari Porter                                 Lauren Bizzari                        Susie Gagliardi

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