David C. Blackburn
Associate Curator of Herpetology
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Affiliate Faculty in UF's Department of Biology, Tropical Conservation and Development program, School of Natural Resources and Environment, and Center for African Studies.
Lead PI, oVert Thematic Collections Network
Fellow and Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences
Assistant Curator, 2011–2015, California Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2008–2011, University of Kansas
Ph.D., 2008, Harvard University
A.B., 2001, University of Chicago
Ph.D., 2014, University of Florida
B.Sc., 2007, Michigan State University
Jess is part-time in the Blackburn Lab, but spending most of her time working with Rob Guralnick and David Steadman in FLMNH. She's doing some totally cool ancient DNA work in the lab.
Ph.D., 2013, American Museum of Natural History
M.Sc., 2009, Villanova University
B.Sc., 2005, University of St. Andrews
Ed's a driving force in the lab behind large-scale collection of digital phenotypes via CT-scanning. He is a coPI on the oVert Thematic Collections Network.
Marcel Talla Kouete
Ph.D. student in UF School of Natural Resources & Environment
M.Sc., 2015, San Francisco State University
EGDGE Fellow, 2011–2013, Zoological Society of London
M.Sc., 2003, University of Douala
Marcel's working on issues related to the conservation of amphibians in tropical forests in Central Africa. He conducts field research in Cameroon, including surveys for the fungal pathogen contributing to many amphibian declines.
Ph.D. student in UF Department of Biology
M.Sc., 2016, Villanova University
B.Sc., 2014, John Caroll University
Dan's working on a variety of projects related to phenotypic diversity, evolution, and function across amphibians and reptiles. No one loves quadrates more than Dan.