Lab Alumni

Shannon Bayliss : Masters Student

Shannon Bayliss

Masters Student

Shannon's Webpage

Shannon graduated from CSUN in 2016. Her thesis focused on the interplay between ecological and evolutionary processes. She examined how nutrient availability modifies the effects of species and genetic diversity on community performance in the symbiotic dinoflagellate, Symbiodinium. Shannon is a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and in the future hopes to extend the broader impacts of her research to a larger audience through photography and other creative mediums. She is now a graduate student in Joe Bailey's lab at University of Tennessee. As she graduated CSUN, Shannon received the Bianchi Award for Outstanding Graduate Student from the Biology Department.

Erica Holdridge : Former M.S. student

Erica Holdridge

Former M.S. student

For her master’s thesis, Erica utilized pitcher plant inquiline communities to understand how factors related to global change (nutrient input and temperature) affect both ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Moreover, she examined how evolution of protozoan traits affected the bacterial communities they consume. She is now a PhD student in David Vasseur's lab at Yale. As she graduated CSUN, Erica received the Bianchi Award for Outstanding Graduate Student from the Biology Department and the Mack Johnson Award for Outstanding Graduate Student from the College of Science and Math.

Emma Collosi : Research Technician

Emma Collosi

Research Technician

Contact Info:


Emma graduated from the Biology Department at CSUN in 2016 and will be continuing on as a graduate student in Jeanne Robertson's lab. Emma worked as an undergraduate in the lab in 2015-2016 and is working full time in the lab this summer.

Cameron Winbush : Undergraduate Student

Cameron Winbush

Undergraduate Student

Contact Info:


Cameron worked as an undergraduate in the lab in 2014-2015.

Katie Wong : Undergraduate Student

Katie Wong

Undergraduate Student

Contact Info:


Katie is a Kinesiology major at CSUN and worked in the lab in 2015-2016. She is currently doing a study abroad program in Australia.

Sam Fleischer : Undergraduate Student

Sam Fleischer

Undergraduate Student

Contact Info:


Sam was a math major at CSUN and graduated in 2015.  In collaboration with Dr. Jing Li (CSUN Math Dept.), Sam worked on a quantitative genetics model to examine ecological and evolutionary dynamics among competitors. He used this model to examine whether evolution stabilizes ecological dynamics in this system. Sam is currently a PhD student with Sebastian Schrieber at UC Davis.