People

Dr. Frank Pezold

Dr. Frank Pezold
Professor
Fish diversity, systematics, ecology and conservation
phone: (361) 825-3655
frank.pezold@tamucc.edu

Current Lab Members

Luke Tornabene
Dr. Luke Tornabene
PhD Graduate, Lecturer, Lab Manager
Patterns of evolution in gobioid fishes.
luke.tornabene@tamucc.edu
Ryan Chabarria
Ryan Chabarria
Ph.D. Candidate
A review of the goby genus Sicydium using morphological and molecular data
phone: (361) 825-3454
ryan.chabarria@gmail.com

Macaulay White

MS Student

Jennifer Andrews

MS Student

yerLorYer Lor

MS Student Understanding species diversity in the genus Stiphodon of the goby subfamily Sicydiinae (Teleostei: Gobiidae)

Undergraduate Researchers

SamValdezSamantha Valdez
Diversity of Indopacific dwarfgobies (Gobiidae: Eviota)
Susana Villela  
Diversity of West African pygmy sleepers (Butidae: Kribia)

Former Lab Members

SharonPIckSharon Furiness
Masters Graduate, current TAMUCC Genomics Core Facility Coordinator
Conservation and population genetics of Speckled Dace

Sean Donovan
Sean Donovan
M.S. Biology, 2010
Thesis: Phylogeography of Anguilla marmorata (Teleostei:Anguilliformes) from the eastern Caroline Islands
Biologist, Gulf of Mexico
David BosetoDavid Boseto
MS Graduate
Diversity and phylogeography of the gobiid fish genus Stiphodon
phone: (361) 825-2015
dboseto@islander.tamucc.edu
Gabby Ahmadia
Gabriella Ahmadia
PhD Graduate
Elucidating factors structuring cryptobenthic reef fish assemblages
Currently at World Wildlife Fund
Dr. Yongjiu Chen
Dr. Yongjiu Chen
Postdoc Population Genetics
Current Assistant Professor, Zhejiang Ocean University, China
Ray Schmidt
Ray Schmidt
M.S. Biology, 2008
Thesis: Phylogeography and speciation of Amphilius catfishes in the Fouta Djalon, Guinea, West Africa
Ph.D. student, Tulane University

Laura George

Laura George
M.S. Biology, 2010
Thesis: Morphological variation in the frillfin goby,Bathygobius soporator(Teleostei: Gobiidae)
Biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Brownsville, TX

Elizabeth Hinkle

Elizabeth Hinkle
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Population genetics of E. sigillata in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, SE Sulawesi
Jamie Gillis
Jamie Gillis 
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Genetic analysis of Owens and toikona tui chubs using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA SNP's and microsatellites

Ivory Ellis

Ivory Ellis
Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2010
Diversity in the gobiid genus Redigobius as determined by genetic markers
Home Institution: Dillard University

David LaymanDavid Layman
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Genetic analysis of Mojave River fish populations using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA SNP's and microsatellites



Timothy Harlow

Timothy Harlow
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Population genetic analysis of Stiphodon pelewensis using nuclear DNA SNP's and microsatellites

Mike Cavazos

Michael Cavazos
Graduate Research Associate, Photobox Maker
Micronesian goby diversity and genetics
mcavazos6@island

Ira Bautista

Roxanne Ira Bautista
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Population genetic analysis of Anguilla marmorata using nuclear DNA SNP's and microsatellites

Rocio Gonzalez

Rocio Gonzalez
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Population genetic analysis of Amargosa River pupfish using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA SNP's and microsatellites