Alumni

Post-Docs

Daniel Runcie. 2012 –2015. Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California Davis.
Jill Hamilton. 2014 –2015. Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University.
Aurore Bontemps. 2013 –2015. Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire Evolution et Diversite Biologique, Paul Sabatier University.
Reena Sellanuthu. 2010 –2013. Currently: Research Associate, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
Alexandre Fournier-Level. 2010 –2012. Currently: Lecturer, School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne.
Amity Wilzcek. 2005-2010. Currently: Academic Dean, Deep Springs College.
Tonia Korves. 2002-2006. Cognitive Tools and Data Management Department, The MITRE Corporation.
Bhoomika Singh. 2002-2005.
John Stinchcombe. 2001-2005. Currently: Associate Professor, University of Toronto. Lisa Dorn. 1995-2003. Currently: Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh.
Heidrun Huber. 2000-2002. Currently: Assistant professor, Radboud University, Nijmegen.
Cynthia Weinig. 1999-2002. Currently:  Associate professor, University of Wyoming.
Kathleen Donohue.1994-1995, 1996-1998. Currently: Associate Professor, Duke University.
Massimo Pigliucci.1994-1995. Currently: Professor, and Chair, Philosophy Department, CUNY.
Susan Dudley. 1992-1995. Currently: Associate Professor, McMaster University.

Visiting Postdoc

Erika Sudderth. 2011-2013.  Currently: Biologist at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center.

Miki website
Miki Okada
Former Lab Manager
mokada at ucdavis dot edu

Miki was the lab manager of the UC Davis Schmitt lab and remains a close collaborator on a number of long-term demography and experimental evolution projects.  She joined the lab in the summer of 2013 and is interested in plant evolutionary genetics.  She did postdoctoral research on the population genetics of invasive species and herbicide resistance in agricultural weeds at UC Davis, and was involved in a genetic linkage mapping and a genetic diversity study in switchgrass at USDA ARS.  She is interested in understanding how population history, population structure, and genetics and ecology of adaptation shape genetic diversity within and among populations.

Graduate Students

Cristina Lopez-Gallego. Ph.D. U. of New Orleans. 2007. Currently: Assistant professor, Universidad de Antioquia.
Eric von Wettberg. Ph.D. 2006. Currently; Assitant Professor, Florida International University.
Elizabeth Boyd. Sc.M. 2006. Currently: Faculty Assistant in the Molecular Systems Lab, Wyss Institute, Harvard.
Yuko Toyonaga. Ph.D. 2004. Currently: Translation coordinator, software company, Tokyo.
M. Shane Heschel. Ph.D. 2000. Currently: Associate Professor, Colorado College.
C. Randal Linder. Ph.D. 1994. Currently: Associate Professor, UT Austin.
Colin Purrington. Ph.D. 1994. Currently: Photographer, science blogger.
Pamela O’Neil. Ph.D. 1991. Currently: Deputy Assistant Director of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, NSF.
Laura Graceffa. Sc.M., M.A.T. 1990. Currently: Science Department Chair, Poughkeepsie Day School, New York City.

Undergraduate Honors Projects:

DeAna Smalls. 2014. Currently: Undergraduate student, Howard University
Emily Josephs
. 2008. Currently: Postdoctoral researcher, University of California Davis.
Kaya Schmandt. 2008. Currently: Science teacher, KIPP Academy Lynn.
Lisa Mandle. 2006. Currently: Postdoctoral researcher, Natural Capital Project, Standford University.
Rosanna Dent. 2006. Currently: Graduate student, University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Winograd-Cort. 2005. Currently: Graduate student, Yale University. Dolaporn (Novem) Auyeung. 2005. Currently: Graduate student, Purdue University. Carolyn Wessinger. 2004. Currently: Graduate student, Duke University.
Lauren McGeoch. 2004. Currently: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Nevada. Robin Hopkins. 2003. Currently: Postdoctoral researcher, UT Austin.
Matthew Vandeboncoeur. 2003. Currently: Postdoctoral researcher, University of New Hampshire.
Matthew Jackson. 2003.
Joanna Kelley. 2003. Currently: Assistant professor, Washington State University.
Zac German. 2002. Currently: Graduate student, Colorado State.
Kelly Gravuer. 2002. Currently: Graduate student, UC Davis.
Adelia Barber. 2001. Currently: Graduate student, University of Wyoming.
Anne-Marie Lueck. 2001.
Ailene Kane Ettinger. 2001. Currently: Graduate student, University of Washington. Corinna Riginos. 2000. Currently: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Wyoming. Nolan Kane. 1999. Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Peter Dixon. 1999.
Elanor Abrams. 1998.
Jamalah Munir. 1998.
Dinan Messiqua. 1998.
Larkin Strong. 1997. Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Sarah McGee. 1997. Currently: Assistant general counsel, Office of General Counsel, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Karima Cammell. 1997.
Sarah Bryson. 1996.
Kristin McDonnel. 1995.
Saara DeWalt. 1994. Currently: Associate Professor, Clemson University.
Lynn Adler. 1993. Currently: Associate Professor, UMass Amherst.
Katja Brose. 1990. Currently: Editor/Executive Editor, Neuron/Cell Press.
Elizabeth Wrone. 1989.
Cheryl Smith. 1989.
Annete Argyres. 1987.
John Willis. 1986. Currently:  Professor, Duke University

Post-bacs:

Chenoa Wilcox. 2014-2016. Currently: Course Coordinator, School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Holly Addington. 2013-2015. Currently: Junior Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of California Davis.
Peter Braun. 2008-2013. Currently: Graduate student, Cal State U San Bernardino.
Liana Burghardt. (2006-2008). Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota.
Laura Martin. 2006-2007. Currently:  Graduate student, Cornell.
Alexis Walker. 2006-2007. Currently: Graduate student, Cornell.
Sheina Sim. 2006-2007. Currently: Graduate student, Notre Dame.
Chris Muir. 2006-2007. Currently: Postdoctoral fellow, UBC.
J. Franklin Egan. 2006-2007. Currently: Graduate student, Penn State.
Jillian Anderson. 2007-2008.
Renee Petipas. 2007-2008. Currently: Graduate student, Cornell.
Brook Moyers. 2007-2008. Currently: Graduate student, UBC.
Robert Schaeffer. 2007-2008. Currently, Graduate student, Dartmouth.
Deren Eaton. 2007-2008. Currently: Graduate student, University of Chicago.
Jennifer Plaut. 2004. Currently: Graduate student, U of New Mexico.

Lab Managers:

Miki Okada. 2013-2017.  Currently: Las Positas College.
Martha Cooper. 2004-2013.  Currently: Curatorial Assistant, Brown University Herbarium.
Amanda Gorton. 2013.  Currently: Graduate student, University of Minnesota.

Undergraduate Research Assistants:

Danielle Ethington. 2013-2016. Currently: Field Technician, North Dakota State University
Lydia Eldridge. 2015-2016.  Currently: Scientific Aide, California Fish and Wildlife.