Rachel is a senior majoring in Biology and has been working in the Savage lab since 2018. She is currently pursuing a project that analyzes genetic differences between coastal and inland populations of the southern leopard frog, Rana sphenocephala. Rachel is interested in genetic adaptations to anthropogenic change and plans to pursue a related project for her PhD.
Noah is a currently studying Zoology at UCF. He is involved in the Savage Lab’s ongoing study of the Bd fungus in amphibians
Allison is a Biology major working with chytridiomycosis. She intends to pursue a Master’s degree in Evolutionary Biology with a focus in mycology.
Elena is a senior majoring in Biology and has been part of the Savage lab group since the spring of 2016. She is currently working on a project which aims to sequence most (if not all!) of the genome of the emerging amphibian pathogen Perkinsea (aka Dermomycoides sp. or PLO = Perkinsus-like organism) using next-generation whole-genome sequencing in an attempt to better understand the organism. Upon graduation, she intends to pursue graduate studies in the field of Nutritional Genomics.