Dr. Bradley's Former Laboratory Associates

Graduated Masters Students:

Charlene L. Mauk (MS, 1996) - "Morphometric Analysis of Seven Species of Pocket Gophers (Geomyidae)".  Instructor at Weatherford Community College, Weatherford, TX.

Sara Hrachovy (Co-chair with Marilyn A. Houck; MS, 1997) – “Mite (Acari) Associates of Seven Species of Geomys (Rodentia: Geomyidae)”. Instructor, Palo Alto College.

J. Jeffery Root (Co-chair with Steve Demarais; MS, 1997) - "Microsite and Habitat Boundary Influences on Small Mammal Capture, Diversity, and Movements".  APHIS, Fort Collins, CO.

Ted W. Jolley (Co-chair with Robert J. Baker; MS, 1997) - "Evolution of the 12S rRNA Gene in Pocket Gophers (Genus Geomys)".  Dentist, Little Rock, AR.

Lottie L. Peppers (MS, 1998) - "Molecular Systematics of the Genus Sigmodon".  School Teacher, Raleigh, NC.

Stacy J. Mantooth (Co-Chair with Dr. Clyde Jones; MS, 1999) – “Molecular Systematics of Dipodomys elator”.  Instructor, Nevada State College.

Irene Tiemann-Boege (MS, 1999) – "Molecular Phylogenetics of the Peromyscusboylii Species Group".  Johanes Kepler University, Austria.

Melinda L. Clary (MS, 2000) - "Ecology of Small Mammals in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert".  Biological Consultant, Austin, TX.

Serena A. (Reeder) Carroll (MS, 2003) - "Systematics of Neotomine-Peromyscine Rodents Based on Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Sequences".  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

John R. Suchecki (MS, 2003) - "Natural History of the Southern Plain’s Woodrat (Neotoma micropus) in South Texas ".  private employment, Houston, TX.

Lisa K. Longhofer (MS, 2004) – “Molecular Systematics of the Genus NeotomaBased on Nuclear DNA Sequences from Intron 2 of the Alcohol Dehydrogenase Gene”.  Surgeon, University Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS.

Holly A. Heckmann (Nonthesis MS, 2005) – “Anthropology, osteology, mammalogy, and museum science: a comparative approach to forensics”.  Instructor, Dept. of Biology, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX.

B. Dnate’ Baxter (MS, 2006) – “Middens, family units, and relatedness of the Southern Plains Woodrat (Neotoma micropus): a genetic perspective”. Research Associate, University of Colorado, Denver, CO.

Ryan R. Chambers (MS, 2008) – “Phylogenetic relationships within Geomys: evidence from nuclear and mitochondrial genes”. Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division, Portland Forensic Laboratory, Clackamas, OR.

Dallas D. Henson (MS, 2008) – “Phylogenetic relationships within Sigmodon: evidence from nuclear and mitochondrial genes”.  Harris County Forensic Department, Houston, TX.

R. Neal Platt II (MS, 2008) – “Molecular phylogenetics of the genus Peromyscus based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers: Further evidence of paraphyly”.  Postdoctoral Associate, Texas Tech University.

Sheri B. Westerman-Ayers (MS, 2010) - “Role of transferrin receptor 1 as the host receptor for North American arenaviruses".  Forensic Scientist, Research and Development Division, Orchid Cellmark, Inc., Farmer’s Branch, TX.

Amanda Lawrence (MA - 2011) - “Evaluation, maintenance, and care of mounted taxidermy collections in natural history museums”.  Curatorial Research Assistant, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC.

Timothy McSweeny (MA - 2014) - “Testing for formaldehyde in the museum environment”. 

Jon H. Falcone (Co-Chaired with Dr. Patricia Moody Harveson at Sul Ross State University, MS - 2015) - “The taxonomic and conservation status of the Pecos River muskrat”. 

Christopher D. Dunn (MS - 2016) - “Genetic Diversity and the Origin of Contemporary Eastern Elk (Cervus canadensis) Populations in Texas”.


Graduated PhD Students:

Cody W. Edwards (PhD, 2000) – “Molecular Systematics and the Historical Phylobiogeography of the Genus Neotoma”.  Associate Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax VA.

Darin S. Carroll (PhD, 2002) – “Molecular Phylogenetics of the Genus SigmodonBased on Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Sequences”.  Pox Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Brian R. Amman (PhD, 2005) – “Molecular Systematics of Peromyscus and Allies Based on Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Sequences”.  Special Pathogens Branch, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Francisca M. Mendez-Harclerode (PhD, 2005) – “Population Genetics of the Southern Plains Woodrat (Neotoma micropus).  Assistant Professor, Bethel College, North Newton, KS.

Michelle L. Haynie (PhD, 2006) – “Population Genetics of four species Neotoma from the southwestern united States”.  Assistant Professor at University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.

J. Delton Hanson (PhD, 2008) – “Phylogenetic relationships of the Oryzomyini: use of multiple data sets to resolve a systematic conundrum”.  Research and Testing Laboratory, Lubbock, TX.

Cody Thompson (PhD, 2013) - “Implications of hybridization between the Rio Grande ground squirrel (Ictidomys parvidens) and the thirteen-lined ground squirrel (I. tridecemlineatus)”. Mammal Collections Manager, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Ann Arbor, MI.

Matt Mauldin (PhD, 2014) - “Genotypic examination of gene flow between non-sister species of woodrats (Neotoma floridana and N. micropus) through use of multiple temporal and geographic sampling events” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Megan S. Keith (PhD, 2015) – “Phylogenetic relationships, divergence, and radiation within the subfamily Neotominae (Rodentia: Cricetidae)”.  Faculty, South Plains College, Levelland, TX.

Nicté Ordóñez-Garza (PhD, 2016) - “Diversification of cricetid rodents in the montane regions of Mesoamerica: Is the Isthmus of Tehuantepec a vicariant barrier?)”. Research Associate, Natural Science Research Laboratory, Texas Tech University.

Juan P. Carrera Estupinan (PhD, 2016) - “Diversity, zoogeography, and community ecology of Bats in the Ecuadorian Andes”. Research Associate, Natural Science Research Laboratory, Texas Tech University. (Dr. Carrera was Co-Chaired with Dr. Carleton Phillips).


Postdoctoral Associates:

F. D. Yancey II (1997-1998) - Reedley College, Madera, CA

J.D. Hanson(2008-2009) - Research and Testing Laboratory, Lubbock, TX