Castoe Lab

Department of Biology

University of Texas Arlington


Other Past Castoe Lab Members

Name                            Castoe Lab Position                                                    Time in Lab                        Current

Kris Row                        Undergraduate Researcher                                     Summ. 2016-Summ.2018    Ph.D. Student our Lab

Nour Louzon                 Undergraduate Researcher                                     Summ. 2016-Summ.2017      

Acacia Young                Undergraduate Researcher                                     Summ. 2016-Summ.2017    Ph.D. Student UTSW

Marelize Snyman        Undergraduate Researcher                                      Summ. 2016-Summ.2017    Ph.D. Student w/ Sen Xu

Ola Moussa                  Undergraduate Researcher                                      Summ. 2014-Spring2016

Angelica Garcia           Undergraduate Researcher                                      Summ. 2014-Fall2014      

Lexi Alexander             Undergraduate Researcher                                      Summ. 2014-Fall2014  

Nyimah Waynewood Undergraduate Researcher                                      Spring 2014-Summ.2014  

Austin Jinks                  Undergraduate Researcher                                      Spring 2014-Summ.2014  

Mohamad Elzaim        Undergraduate Researcher                                      Spring 2014-Summ.2014  

Jessica Stephens         Undergraduate Researcher                                      Fall 2013-Spring.2014  

Zachary Rodriguez      Undergraduate Researcher (McNair Scholar)       Summ. 2014-Fall2014          M.S. Student at LSU   

Elizabeth Nguyen        Undergraduate Researcher (Honors Thesis)        Spring 2013-Summ.2013      Pharmacy School

Laura Drzich                 Undergraduate Researcher (McNair Scholar)      Summ.2014-Fall2014            Medical Tech School

  1. F.Nicole Proctor          Undergraduate Researcher                                     Spring 2013-Summ.2013

Zia Flossman                Undergraduate Researcher                                      Spring 2013-Summ.2013

Rachel Wostl                Laboratory Technician                                              Fall 2012-Summ.2013           UTA Biology Lab Coordinator

Kyle Shaney                  Ph.D. Student                                                             Spring 2013 - Fall 2013        Ph.D. Student with Eric Smith

Castoe Laboratory Wall of Fame

People in the Lab

Evolutionary Genomics

Reptiles, esp. Snake Genomics

Genomics of Extreme Adaptations

Systems Biology

Population Genomics



        Biology Department

            Graduate Admissions

            Genome Biology Group

            Amphibian and Reptile

            Diversity Research Center

Daren Card

Ph.D. - Graduated Aug. 2018

Currently an NSF-funded Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard (with Scott Edwards)

Drew Schield

Postdoctoral Fellow

Calliophis castoe

Lab Mascot

Rich Adams

Ph.D. Student

Audra Andrew

Ph.D. - Graduated May 2017

2018 - Postdoctoral fellow at UTSW

Currently a MCAT instructor

Nicky Hales

Ph.D. Student

Giulia Pasquesi

Ph.D. Student

Blair Perry

Ph.D. Student

Jacobo Reyes-Velasco

Ph.D. - Graduated May 2015

Co-Advised w/ Campbell

Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU-Abu Dhabi (with Stephane Boissinot)

Andrew Corbin

Ph.D. Student

(with Paul Chippindale)

Graduated Ph.D. Students

Aundrea Westfall

Ph.D. Student

Drew Schield

Ph.D. - Graduated May 2018

Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in our lab working on Rattlesnake Genomics

Zach Nikolakis

Ph.D. Student

Richard Orton

Ph.D. Student