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Hsieh Lab | Temple University | Department of Biology | Philadelphia, PA 19122 | USA

Currently: Florida Institute of Technology

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Lab Mascot      
Ceiba Ceiba Hindlimb coordination in squirrels during maximum sprints  
Principal Investigator      
S. Tonia Hsieh
Curriculum vitae
Hsieh Evolutionary morphology and locomotor control in natural environments  
Adjunct Faculty (Teaching)

Frank Nelson
Curriculum vitae

Frank Nelson Neuroplasticity of limb autotomy in tarantulas  
Graduate Students (Ph.D.)

Nicole Mazouchova
Website

Nicole Mazouchova Kinematics of gait transitions when moving across the land-water interface  

Janne Pfeiffenberger
Website

Janne Pfeiffenberger Effects of limb loss on locomotor performance in ghost crabs  
   
Graduate Students (Masters)

Noah Beller

Noah Beller Starting Spring 2014  
       
Undergraduate Students
Emily Dabashinsky Emily Dabashinsky

Effects of added weight on running kinematics in ghost crabs

 
Larry Gardner Larry Gardner

Currently: New undergraduate research assistant, Spring 2014!

 
Alina Gawlinski Alina Gawlinski

Currently: New undergraduate research assistant, Spring 2014!

Formerly: High school summer intern (2012)

 
Desiree Saraceno Desiree Saraceno

Animal husbandry

 
Eric Tran Eric Tran

Undergraduate research assistant

 
     
Lab Alumni

Elizabeth Szablya
(Biology BS, 2014)

Elizabeth Szablya  
Kyle Mara
Kyle Mara

Currently: adjunct faculty, Temple University

Formerly: Post-doctoral researcher

 

Vishal Dasari
(Univ of Pennsylvania,
Biology BS 2013)

Vishal Dasari

Currently: Masters student in Physiology, University of Cincinnati

 
Ally Kessler Ally Kessler

Currently: Rutgers New Brunswick animal science major

 

Dallas Malzi
(Biology BS, 2013)

Dallas Malzi

Currently: Medical student, Temple University

 

Matt Schmoyer
(Biology BS, 2013)

Dallas Malzi

Currently: Software developer at 50onRed (Philadelphia)

Formerly: lizardbase database management

 

Yu Liang
(CIS Masters, 2013)
Website

Yu Liang

Currently: Software engineer at Amazon (Seattle, WA)

Formerly: lizardbase.org website developer

 
Sachin Parikh (BS, 2012)
Sachin Parikh Inverted running in cockroaches  
John Kemmey
  Animal husbandry  
Lyndsay Taylor
  Animal husbandry  

Cherice Smithers
(2009, UF)

Cherice Smithers

Character displacement and niche shifts due to invasion-induced competition in Anolis lizards

Formerly: Lab Manager
Currently: Natural Resource Advisor at Matrix New World Engineering

 
Kevin Carbonell (2011, UF)

Kevin Carbonell

Elastic energy storage and power production during jumping in frogs

Currently: Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

 
Chris Grassa
(2010, UF)
Grassa

Functional and comparative genomics: rates of genome evolution in vertebrates

Currently: working in Dr. Loren Rieseberg's lab at the University of British Columbia

 

Tristan Hensley
(2010, UF)

Tristan Hensley

Morphology and adhesive mechanism of anole lizard toe pads

Currently: College of Dentistry at the University of Florida

 
Israel Salazar
Israel Salazar

Effects of perch diameter on locomotor control in anole ecomorphs

 
Amanda Ropp (2009, UF)
Amanda Ropp Currently: Freelance scientific illustration  
Judith Misas (2009, UF)
  Currently: Nursing Program -- University of Florida  
Former High School Students

Amber Dai
(Agnes Irwin School)

Effects of tail loss on running in anole lizards
(Summer 2013)
 

Laura Dallara
(Agnes Irwin School)

Limb use in running crabs
(Summer 2013)
 

Alina Gawlinski
(Hatboro-Horsham High School)

Limb kinematics of running ghost crabs
(Summer 2012)
 

Kunj Shroff
(Deerfield Beach High School)

Kunj Shroff Bergmann's cline in green anole lizards
(Summer 2009)