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PI - Karolina Heyduk, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut

  • Director of the George Safford Torrey Herbarium (CONN)

  • B.S. Economics, B.S. Biological Aspects of Conservation - University of Wisconsin 

  • Ph.D. Plant Biology - University of Georgia

  • CV here


Ed McAssey, Ph.D.

  • Research associate in the lab (honorary)

  • Assistant Professor in Residence (EEB)

  • B.A. Biological Sciences - Vanderbilt University

  • Ph.D. Plant Biology - University of Georgia


David Wickell, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral researcher

  • Ph.D. Cornell University

  • Evolutionary genomics of CAM photosynthesis


G Young Kim

  • Master's student

  • CAM origins in Peperomia (Piperaceae)


Claire Marino

  • Ph.D. student

  • Co-advised with Dr. Robi Bagchi

  • Effects of defaunation on plant population dynamics


Ellie Mendelson

  • Ph.D. student

  • Evolution of photosynthetic pathway and life history in aquatic plants

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Lizzy Doan

  • Lab technician

  • EEB major UConn '24

Lab alumni

Alixandra Leiblich (undergrad, 2020) ​

Cassidy Downs (undergrad, 2022)

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