Former Lab Members

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Karolina Fučíková

Karolina Fučíková obtained her Ph.D. in the UConn EEB department (advisor L. Lewis) on the systematics of chlorophyte green algae, and later took the leading role in acquiring, characterizing and analyzing green algal chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes for the GrAToL (Assembling the Green Algal Tree of Life) and collaborated with other Lewis lab members and statisticians in the UConn Statistics department on the Bayesian Phylogenetic Information Content project.

Karolina is now an Assistant Professor in Biology at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Yu Fan

Daniel obtained his Ph.D. from UConn in 2011 with a dissertation entitled Bayesian phylogenetics,
model selection, and methods of detecting non-independent and heterotachous molecular evolution
. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the Ocean University of China in Qingdao, and Master’s degree in Molecular Systematics from the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS). He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Wenyi Wang’s lab at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

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Mark Holder

Mark was a postdoctoral research associate in the lab for 2 years. Mark received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, in 2001, and moved on to a postdoctoral position with David Swofford (then at Florida State University) in 2003. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. See Mark’s web site for more information.