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.
Zoe is studying the evolution of dispersal in the herbaceous perennial, Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum). She's evaluating seed dispersal traits to test the hypothesis that dispersal might be selected against in geographically isolated populations of Prairie Smoke. She has a large collection of Prairie Smoke from across their geographic range, including a large number of isolated populations found on alvar habitat.
Alexis is pairing her passions for botany and teaching in the Hamilton Lab. She's currently making a large database of herbarium records for Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) at NDSU and hopes to associate flowering, fruiting, and dispersal traits with year and climate during collection. She has records dating from the early 1900s and is excited to add more herbaria to her database.
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.
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.
Marissa Spear (Undergraduate Assistant) - starting her MS in the fall at the University of Minnesota in Duluth
Nicholas Hugo (Research Assistant) - starting his PhD in the fall at CUNY, NYC