Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, NDSU
PDF 2014-2015, University of California, Davis
PDF 2012-2014, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Ph.D 2012, Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
MSc 2005, Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON
B.ScH 2002, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
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Lionel di Santo (PhD) @LionelDiSanto
Lionel has joined the lab from Switzerland where he completed his MS in Behavior, Evolution and Conservation under the direction of Sylvain Dubey and Nicolas Perrin. Lionel is passionate about population and conservation genetics and has come to NDSU to study conservation genomics of one of the rarest pines in the world, Torrey pine.
Zebadiah Yoko (MSc) @zebadiahgyoko
Zeb has recently joined the lab to earn his M.S in Environmental and Conservation Science program. He has previously done research on anoles during his undergrad at Truman State University. Since then he has spent time assisting with research on birds, grasslands, and wetlands. Zeb is excited to focus in on Prairie Smoke and the unique habitats it thrives in. Outside of the lab, Zeb enjoys camping, frisbee, fishing, and playing cello.
Stephen has a passion for plants and learning about them. He's often found helping out in the lab or the greenhouse doing whatever needs to be taken care of and is our resident 'jack of all trades'. When he's not helping out here, he likes gardening, knitting, reading, and hiking.
Zach is very interested in all types of plant life, and excited to pursue a degree in Biology. He is open to all sorts of research opportunities that come his way and is excited to be able to work in an actual lab! His hobbies include plant collecting and care, as well as pottery and other forms of art.
Mercedes is a freshman at NDSU, originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She is majoring in Biotechnology and double-minoring in Spanish and Neuroscience. In her free time she enjoys traveling, fishing, hunting, and spending time with friends. She is currently working on Prairie Smoke data collection in the Hamilton Lab, and looks forward to continuing with the hands on work in the lab.
Storm is a freshman at NDSU, originally from Killdeer, North Dakota. He is in Natural Resource Management in the school of Agriculture. He has a great passion for the outdoors, some of which includes hunting, hiking, and canoeing. He has also been a member of the Gold Star Marching Band and enjoys playing music. Currently in the lab he has been working on the Prairie Smoke project, and hopes to continue to learn and work in the department.
Maya is a German Shepherd mix and loves anything that involves going out into the field. Her favorite past times are playing with snow, leaves, grass and chasing squirrels up trees.
Alexis Pearson (Undergraduate Assistant) - currently in her junior year and working as a Learning Assistant for BIO189
Zoe Portlas (Undergraduate Assistant) - currently working at the USDA-ARS station in Fargo, ND with Jarrad Prasifka
Marissa Spear (Undergraduate Assistant) - currently working on an MS at the University of Minnesota in Duluth with Briana Gross
Nicholas Hugo (Research Assistant) - currently working on his PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences at CUNY, NY