Students

Co-Advised Students

I am currently co-advising four graduate students in Dr. Anchalee Aowphol’s “Amphibian and Reptile Research Laboratory” at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. Natee Ampai and Siriporn Yodthong are Ph.D. students studying diversification of island populations of amphibians and reptiles in Thailand. Attapol Rujirawan is a Ph.D. student studying systematics of frogs of the genus Odorrana in Thailand, a favorite taxon of mine. Sengvilay Seateun, who is a Lao national and also a Lecturer in the Department of Biology, National University of Laos, is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Aowphol’s lab studying ecology of Asian leaf turtles (Cyclemys) in northeastern Thailand.

Clockwise from back left: Somphouthone Phimmachak, Anchalee Aowphol, Siriporn Yodthong, Korkhwan Termprayoon, Natee Ampai, Sengvilay Seateun, and Attapol Rujirawan in the field. ©Anchalee Aowphol

Committee Mentor

I am currently serving on the graduate committees of three Ph.D. students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Christopher K. Akcali is a Ph.D. student in Dr. David Pfennig’s lab in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying evolution of mimicry in coral snakes.

Susan M. Drymala is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Lindsay Zanno’s lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University and the Paleontology Unit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences studying early evolution of crocodylomorphs. Learn more about Susan.

Audrey L. Kelly is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Karin Pfennig’s lab in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying hybridization and speciation in spadefoot toads (Spea). Learn more about Audrey.