Lab Members

Rob Moyle. Rob is interested in understanding the patterns and processes of avian diversification. He hails from New York.


Graduate Students

Emily Ostrow. Emily is interested in avian and avian parasite phylogenetics and biogeography. She hails from Ambler, PA.


Lucas DeCicco. Lucas is interested in avian diversity particularly over island archipelagos, phylogeography, and museum collections use and development. He hails from Anchorage, Alaska.

Undergraduate Students

Max Overend. Max has been involved in various activities within the lab including museum skin preparation, lab work, and computer programming.

Matt Perumal. Matt has been involved in various activities within the lab including museum skin preparation, lab work, and computer programming.

David Wallace. 

email Dr. Moyle or any of the current graduate students if you are interested in working with our lab!

Former Lab Members

Jesse Holmes. (M.A. 2021) Jesse works in the infectious disease section of a clinical diagnostics laboratory.


Luke Klicka. (Ph.D. 2019) Luke is currently an assistant professor at Peru State College.


Jack Hruska. (M.Sc. 2015-2018) Jack will be continuing his studies in the Ph.D. program at Texas Tech University in the fall of 2018.


Sam Remmert.  Sam worked with grad student Luke Klicka on several phylogeography projects. (2015-2016).

Will Gunderson.  Will Gunderson worked with grad student Luke Campillo on phylogeography of Philippine endemic birds (2014-2016).

Luke Campillo. (M.Sc. 2013-2016) Luke will begin his Ph.D. studies at the University of Hawaii in the fall of 2016.


Joe Manthey.  (Ph.D. 20112015). Following his postdoctoral position at NYU (Abu Dhabi) with Stephane Boissinot, Joe accepted a faculty position at Texas Tech University.


Carl Oliveros, (M.Sc. and Ph.D. 2007–2015).  Carl is currently a postdoctoral fellow working with Brant Faircloth at Louisiana State University.


Pete Hosner, (Ph.D. 2007–2014).  Pete is currently a Resident Lecturer with the School of Field Studies in Bhutan, after completing a postdoctoral fellowship with Rebecca Kimball and Ed Braun at the University of Florida.


Muhammad Janra, (M.A. 2010–2014). Muhammad is currently a recruiter at Varsity Company International.


Mike Andersen, (Ph.D. 2008–2013).  Mike is currently an Assistant Professor and Associate Curator at the University of New Mexico.


Robin Jones, (M.A. 2010–2013).  Robin is currently working with Daniel Ksepka on avian evolution in the fossil record and curating exhibitions in the science department at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT


Nikki Boggess, (Undergraduate student 2012–2013). 


Meredith Burke, (Undergraduate student 2012).  Meredith is currently a student tester in the Informatics Division of the KU Biodiversity Institute.


Hannah Shult, (Undergraduate student 2008–2012).  Hannah is currently a master's student working with Jeff Davis and Claudia Husseneder at Louisiana State University.


Joshua Selbe, (Undergraduate student 2012).  Josh is currently an undergraduate student at Pittsburg State University.


Luis Antonio Sanchez-Gonzalez, (Postdoctoral Associate 2009–2010).  Luis is currently a Career Associate Professor at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.