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Dr. Michele Johnson

I am an associate professor interested in evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, and behavioral neuroscience. I completed my PhD in 2007 with Jonathan Losos and Alan Templeton at Washington University, and conducted postdoctoral research with Juli Wade at Michigan State. Click here to see my CV.


Current Lab members

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Sam Afshari

Sam is a senior Biology major studying how testosterone effects muscle morphology and physiology in anole lizards. He is planning to pursue a career in medicine.

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Ethan Bailey

Ethan is a sophomore majoring in Biology, and he’s a member of the Trinity football team. His current research in the lab focuses on the evolution of lizard tail muscle morphology.

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Isabela carson

Bela is a sophomore Neuroscience major. Her current research in the lab focuses on the evolution of testis morphology in lizards.

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Bailey Charles

Bailey is a sophomore majoring in Biology. Her current research in the lab focuses on how testosterone influences muscle morphology in lizards.

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Daisy Horr

Daisy is a senior majoring in Biology, and a McNair Scholar. Her thesis research focuses on green anole body color use during thermoregulation and social interaction. She’s interested in animal behavior, and she plans to pursue graduate school in ecology and evolution.

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Shelby Irwin

Shelby is a junior Biology major studying how incubation temperature affects hatchling lizard cognition and personality. She spent the summer conducting this research at Loyola University of Chicago. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in medicine.

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Amy Payne

Amy is senior Biology major with a minor in Ethics, and she’s the co-president of the Biology Club. Her thesis research focuses on the costs and benefits of lizard tail autotomy (tail loss), and she plans to pursue a graduate degree in prosthetics.

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Jesus Vega

Jesus is a senior majoring in Biology. He is studying how testosterone affects muscle morphology and physiology in anole lizards, and he spent last summer catching anoles in the Dominican Republic! He is interested in pursuing a career in medicine after he graduates.