Clay Lab Members



Keith Clay      Professor and Chair. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.   Click here for Dr. Clay’s abridged CV.




Sean Lee     PhD Student. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Co-advised with Emily Farrer.




Jacob Dixon PhD Student. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Co-advised with Sunshine Van Bael.




Paul Richardson  Lab Manager. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. 




Quynh Quach  Lab Manager. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. 




Past Ph.D. Students  

(Degree Year, All from Indiana University except where noted)


Stovall, Mary (LSU)                 1995, Animal Care Training and Education Developer, Tulane National Primate Research Center                                                       

Bier, James                              1995  Associate Professor of Science, Mercy College, Toledo, OH                                       

Schmidt, John                          1996     Retired, formerly Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC                    

Kover, Paula                            1997  Reader, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, UK              

Richardson, Charles                 1999, Private Sector, Indianapolis IN

Packer, Alissa                          2000   Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Biology, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA    

Pan, Jean                                 2002        Natural Resources Specialist NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, US Navy, Port Hueneme, CA

Price, Jason                              2002   Research and Scholarly Communication Director, Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, Upland,  CA

Tintjer, Tammy                        2005   Associate Professor, Department of Biology, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Koslow, Jennifer                      2006   Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY             

Flory, Luke                              2008   Professor, Dept. of Agronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Larimer, Anna (co-advised with Jime Bever)      2012   Teaching Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Johnson, Daniel                       2013  Assist. Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Rynkiewicz, Evelyn                 2013  Associate Professor, Dept. of Science and Math, State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY

Hobbs, F. Collin                       2013 Assist. Prof. Biology, Huntington Univ., Huntington, IN     

Beaulieu, Wesley                     2014  Statistician, Jaeb Center for Health Research, Tampa FL

Natalie Christian                      2017   Assistant Professor, Department of Biology,  University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Briana Whitaker                       2018  Research Microbiologost, USDA ARS NCAUR, Peoria IL

Lekeah Durden                         2021  Manager Biology Lab, Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI


Past Postdoctorals                                                      

Cheplick, Gregory          , Professor Emeritus, CUNY-Staten Island, Staten Island, NY                                                                              

Leuchtmann, Adrian        Emeritus Professor, Institute for Integrative Biology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland                                                                       

Marks, Susan                         Retired, formerly Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC                                                                    

Fone, Allan  Senior Environmental Scientist, Project Manager, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley CA

Zachariah, Simon                     Private Sector

Kover, Paula                            (see graduate students)

Wagner, Richard                      Private Sector

Holah, Jenny                            Private Sector

Packer, Alissa                          (see graduate students)

Rudgers, Jennifer             Regents Professor of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Nijjer, Summer                        Private Sector

Reinhart, Kurt                   Research Ecologist, USDA-ARS Fort Keogh LARRL, Miles City, MT

Hawlena, Hadas                Senior Lecturer, Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Flory, Luke                              (see graduate students)

Shelton, Angie                         Private Sector


Past Masters Students

Waitt, Damon (LSU)                1986   Director of NC Botanical Garden, Professor of the Practice, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Langevin, Sue (LSU)               1986    Formerly USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Van Horn, Randall                   1993     Private Sector

Lu, Min                                    1993    Private Sector

Rollo, David                            1996   Council Member, Bloomington City Council, Bloomington, IN

White, Michelle                       1996    Private Sector

Floyd, Angelina                       1999    Private Sector

Matthews, Jeffrey                     1999  Assoc. Prof., Dept. Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, Univ. Illinois

Henry, Luke                             2016   PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ