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Marcus Kronforst

Marcus Kronforst is a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolution and the lab PI. His research focuses on the genetics and evolution of mimicry and speciation in butterflies. He and the members of his lab apply a combination of molecular and population genetics, phylogenetics, behavioral studies, and field research to address questions regarding evolution and genetics of adaptation and speciation.

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  Marcus Kronforst

Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Kronforst Lab. Wei joined the group in July 2012 and her main project is computational analyses of speciation and mimicry genetics in swallowtail butterflies based on genomic data.

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  Wei Zhang

Sumitha Nallu

Sumitha Nallu is a research associate in the Kronforst lab. Sumitha joined the group in August 2013. Her research interests are in coevolutionary dynamics of host-herbivore interactions and molecular genetics of mimicry in butterflies. Besides research, she coordinates various research activities in the lab.

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  Sumitha Nallu

Darli Massardo

Darli Massardo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Kronforst Lab. Darli joined the group in August 2014 and her work focuses on the genetics basis of mimicry exploring whether independent origins of the trait (mimicry) involve the same genes in butterflies.

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  Darli Massardo

Delbert A. Green II

André is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Kronforst Lab. He joined the group in summer 2015. André is interested in determining the molecular mechanism of and evolutionary implications of migration (physiology and behavior) in monarch butterflies.

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  Delbert A. Green II

Gregg Wildenberg

Gregg Wildenberg is a Staff Scientist at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Neurobiology. He also has an appointment at Argonne National Lab. Gregg joined the lab in September of 2016 and his main project is comparative brain mapping (“connectomics”) of behaviorally distinct species within the Heliconius genus.

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  Gregg Wildenberg

Daniela Palmer

Daniela is a fifth year graduate student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Her work focuses on the evolution of supergene mimicry in Papilio polytes.

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  Daniela Palmer

Roberto Márquez

Roberto Márquez is a PhD student in the department of Ecology and Evolution. He joined the Kronforst Lab in September 2013 to work on the evolution and genetic basis of aposematic phenotypes, especially coloration and toxicity, in Poison Frogs. 

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  Roberto Marquez

Laura Southcott

Laura Southcott joined the lab in 2013 as a PhD student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Her research interests include the genetic architecture of speciation, the role of behaviour in reproductive isolation, and the genetics of mimicry.

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  Laura Southcott

Ayse Tenger-Trolander

Ayse Tenger-Trolander is a third year PhD student in the Department of Ecology and Evolution where she studies the genetics of migration and the role it plays in the evolution of Danaus plexippus (monarch butterflies).

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  Ayse Tenger-Trolander

Giselle Garcia

Giselle is a third year graduate student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology interested in the genetics and evolution of butterfly wing patterns in swallowtail butterflies.

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  Giselle Garcia

Erick Bayala

Erick Bayala is a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy interested in understanding the developmental mechanisms of color pattern formation and evolution.

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  Erick Bayala

Carlos Sahagun

Carlos joined the Kronforst Lab in the summer of 2014 as a Research Technician.

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  Carlos Sahagun
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