Dr. Baker's Former Laboratory Associates

Masters Theses Directed:

Dale L. Berry.  1969.  Karyotypes and chromosomal evolution in West Texas Pocket Gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae).

Omer J. Reichman.  1970.  Ecology and systematics of pocket gophers of the Davis Mountains, Texas.  Present position: Prof. Ecology, Evolutionary Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

William J. Bleier.  1971.  Early embryology of Macrotus waterhousii californicus, the California leaf-nosed bat.  Present position: Chairman, Dept. of Zoology at North Dakota State University.

Brent Lee Davis.  1973.  Morphometrics, cytotaxonomy, and evolution of mainland bats of the genus Macrotus Gray.  Deceased.

Stephen L. Williams 1973.  Vagility and local movements of pocket gophers (Thomomys and Pappogeomys) in an area of sympatry.  Present position : Retired, Baylor University.

I. F. Greenbaum.  1975.  Evolutionary relationships in the genus Macrotus (Chiroptera, Phyllostomatidae) as indicated by biochemical variation.  Present position: Professor, Dept. of Biology, Texas A&M University.

John E. Cornely.  1975.  Ecological distribution of woodrats in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.  Present position: Retired, US Fish and Wildlife Services.

Margaret O'Connell.  1975.  Coexistence of two species of kangaroo rats (genus Dipodomys) in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.  Present position: Prof. Biology, Eastern Washington State University.

Edward Pembleton.  1975.  Dynamics of a contact cone between two cytotypes of Geomys bursarius.  Present position: Director of Water Resources Project, National Audubon Society.

John C. Patton.  1976.  Evolutionary implications of the G-banded and C-banded karyotypes of Phyllostomatoid bats.  Present position: Professor, Purdue University.

Rebecca A. Bass.  1978.  Systematics of the Desmodontinae and Phyllonycterinae (Chiroptera: Phyllostomatidae) based on G-band chromosomal homologies.  Present position: Medical Technician, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.

Laurie Erickson.  1979.  Genetics of white-tailed deer of south Texas.  Present position: PhD student, Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina. 

Annette Johnson.  1979.  Evolutionary implications of G- and C-banded chromosomes of 13 species of Stenodermatine bats.  Present position: Housewife, mother, school board member, Amarillo, TX.

Paul Young.  1979.  Summer activity patterns of rock squirrels in central Texas.  Young's research and program was directed by R. L. Packard.  However, I am advisor of record due to Packard's death.  Present position: Prairie Ecosystems Group.

Karen McBee.  1980.  Morphometric analysis of three subfamilies of the Phyllostomatidae (Chiroptera): An evaluation of the M-statistic.  Present position: Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Oklahoma State University.

Mike Arnold.  1981.  Karyotypic megaevolution in species of New World leaf-nosed bats.  Present position: Professor, Dept. of Genetics, University of Georgia.

Ben Koop.  1982.  Electrophoretic studies of relationships of six species of Artibeus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomatidae).  Present position: Professor, University of Victoria, Canada.

Cora Clark.  1983.  Relationships between Peromyscus maniculatus oreas and P. m. austerus as indicated by differentially stained chromosomes.  Present position: Univ. of New Mexico.

Kimberlyn Nelson.  1984.  Genetic interacting between hybridizing cytotypes of the white-footed mouse, (Peromyscus leucopus).  Present position: Forensic examiner, Mytotyping Technologies, LCC, Pennsylvania.

Hae Kyung Lee.  1985.  Chromosomal evolution in the pocket gopher, Cratogeomys castanops (Rodentia Geomyidae).  Present Position: Assistant Professor, Korean University.

Albert Kumirai.  1989.  Phylogenetic relationships in the bat genus Rousettus (Chiroptera: Pteropidae) as indicated by gel electrophoresis.  Present position: Director Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe.

Kevin L. Bowers.  1992.  A menu-driven software package for managing specimen data in biological research collections.   Present Position: Research, Perry R. Bass Marine Fisheries Research Station, Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Mary Maltbie.  1992.  DNA fingerprints as a measure of genetic similarity in endangered species.  Present position: Researcher at Charles River Therion.

Shelly Witte.  1993.  Cellular DNA variation within individuals of the white-footed mouse: absence of hybrid breakdown.  Present Position: Applied Biosystems, Austin, TX.

Susan Carron.  1995.  Development of genetic markers to identify cultivars and populations of upland cotton Gossiypium hirsutum.

Sergio Tiranti.  1996.  Cytogenetics of some mammal species from central Argentina.  Present position: Ph. D. student, Texas Tech University and Adjunct Professor, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, La Pampa, Argentina. 

Ted Jolley.  1997.  (co-advised with R. D. Bradley) Evolution of the 12s rRNA gene in pocket gophers (Genus Geomys).  Present position: Dentist, Little Rock, AR. 

April Bates.  1997.  (co-advised with R. R. Monk).  Collection and curation of herptiles in museum collections.

Ellen Roots McBride.  1998.  Distribution and Characterization of Microsatellites in the Emu Genome (Dromaius novaehollandiae). Present Position: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

Britney Hager. 1998.  (co-advised with R. R. Monk) A Policy Guideline for Loaning the Non-Renewable Resource of Frozen Tissues in Museums. Present position: Dallas Zoo.

Cole Matson.  1999.  Characterization of the mitochondrial DNA control region of Clethrionomys, and its use as a genotoxicological marker.  Present position: Postdoctoral position at Texas A&M Univ.

Oleksiy Knyazhnytskyi.  1999.  (co-advised with R. R. Monk) Assignment of global information system coordinates to classical museum localities for relational database analyses.  Present Position: in private business in Kiev.

Nicole Lewis-Rogers.  2000.  Molecular Systematics of the Bat Genera NoctilioMormoops, and Pteronotus Based on Cytochrome b and RAG2 Gene Sequences.   Present position: PhD student at the Univ. of Utah.

Raegan D. King.  2000.  (co-advised with R. R. Monk) Data Management in Recent Mammal Collections.  

Emma Mae Pamela Dawson.  2001.  Collections Documentation:  Creating a Relational Database for the National Museum of Belize. Present Position: African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

Amy Halter.  2001.  Standards for Management of the Recent Mammal and Bird Collections at Texas Tech University.

Mark Bryan O’Neill.  2001.  Cytochrome-b Variation in Shrews: Application in Systematics and Conservation.  Present Position: Researcher at Lexicon Genetics.

Mariko Kageyama.  2003.  Master of Museum Science.  Re-evaluation of museum voucher specimens in the modern biological research.  Present position: Collections Manager, Vertebrate Zoology, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.

Yelena Dunina-Barkovskaya.  2003.  Population genetics of rodents living in the Chornobyl environment based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences.  Present position: PhD student at Texas Tech Medical School.

Rene Fonseca.  2004.    Morphological differentiation among three species of Phyllostomid bats:  Implication to the role of the Andes in speciation and South American mammalian biodiversity.  Deceased.

Holly Bjorum.  2005.  MA Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Peter Larsen.  2005.  Biogeography of Artibeus jamaicensis: with an emphasis on the origin of Antillean populations.  Present Position: Present Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Lab Manager, Duke University

Adam Brown.  2006.  Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation on Transcriptional Expression of DNA Repair and Reactive Oxygen Species Scavenging Genes: Studies at Chornobyl.  Present position: Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Tamara Enriquez.  2007.  Catalog of the Invertebrate Type Collection of the Museum of Texas Tech University: Barcodes, Digital Imagery, and Database Web Access. Present position: living in Bloomington, IN.

Juan Pablo Carrera.  2007.  Relational Database for Ecuadorian Mammals Deposited in Natural History Museums Around the World.  Present position: PhD at Texas Tech University.

Faisal Bin Ali Anwarali Khan. 2008. MS in Zoology. Diversification of Old World Bats in Malaysia:  An Evolutionary and Phylozoogeographic Hypothesis Tested Through the Genetic Species Concept.  Present position: University of Malaysia - Sarawak. 

Maria Raquel Marchan Rivadeneira. 2008. MS in Biology.  Morphological Analysis of the Subgenus Artibeus (Chirotera:  Phyllostomidae).  Present position: Ph.D. at Texas Tech University.

C. Miguel Pinto. 2009. M.S. in Biology. Genetic diversity of the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, in Ecuador: testing cross-Andean gene flow.  Present position: American Museum of Natural History.

Ph. D. Dissertations Directed:

J. Hoyt Bowers.  1973.  Evolutionary and genetic studies of selected populations of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and black-eared mice (P. melanotis).  Present Position: Professor, Wayland Baptist College.

Jerry W. Warner.  1973.  Cytogenetics of the plains woodrat (Neotoma micropus).  Present Position: Dean of Arts and Sciences, Northern Kentucky University.

V. Rick McDaniel.  1973.  Aspects and evolutionary implications of the brain anatomy of American leaf-nosed bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomatidae).  Present position: Professor of Zoology, Arkansas State University.

William J. Bleier.  1975.  Fine structure of the early embryology and the corpus luteum of the California leaf-nosed bat.  Present Position: Chairman, Dept. of Zoology, North Dakota State University.

John Bickham.  1976.  Chromosomal banding and phylogenetic relationships of vespertilionid bats.  Present Position: Batelle Memorial Institute, Houston, TX.

Ira F. Greenbaum.  1978.   Evolutionary genetics and speciation of the tent-making bat, Uroderma (Chiroptera: Phyllostomatidae).  Present Position: Professor, Dept. Biology, Texas A&M University.

Terry L. Yates. 1978.   The systematics and evolution of North American moles (Insectivora: Talpidae). Deceased.

Rodney L. Honeycutt.  1981.  Molecular evolution in New World leaf-nosed bats of the family Phyllostomidae: with comments on the superfamily Noctilionidae.  Present Position: Professor, Pepperdine University.

Margaret A. O'Connell.  1982.  Population ecology of small mammals from northern Venezuela.  Present Position: Assistant Professor, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Mike Haiduk.  1983.  Evolution in the family (Pteropodidae: Chiroptera: Megachiroptera), as indicated by chromosomal and immunoelectrophoretic analyses.  Present Position: Assoc. Professor, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

Fred B. Stangl, Jr.  1984.  Dynamics of chromosomal variation between chromosomally characterized races of Peromyscus leucopus (Rodentia: cricetidae).  Present Position: Professor Emeritus, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mazin B. Qumsiyeh.  1986.  Chromosomal evolution in the rodent family Gerbillidae.  Present Position: Assoc. Prof. of Genetics, Yale Medical School.

Craig S. Hood.  1986.  Phylogenetic relationships of the Old World nectar-feeding bats (Pteropodidae: Macroglossinae) based on features of the female reproductive tract.  Present position:  Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

David C. Kerridge.  1987.  Population polymorphism, cladistical congruences and specific recognition of some of Oryzomysbased upon electrophoretic analyses.  Retired.  Last position: Senior Biologist, Malaspina College, Dept. of Biology, Nanaimo, B. C. V9R 5S5, Canada.

Ronald A. Van Den Bussche.  1989.  Systematic study of the genera of the New World leaf-nosed bat family Phyllostomidae: Cladistical analysis of site variation in the ribosomal DNA cistron. Sloan Fellow 1990-1992.  Present Position: Regents Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences, Oklahoma State University.

Meredith J. Hamilton. 1989.  Intragenomic movement and concerted evolution in satellite DNA in peromyscine rodents: evidence from in situ hybridization.  Present position: Associate Professor Zoology, Oklahoma State University.

Alec Knight.  1991.  Co-directed with Llewellyn D. Densmore, III.  Molecular systematics of the Agkistrodon complex.  Present position: Alpine, TX.

Robert D. Bradley.  1991.  Factors that effect chromosomal evolution: repetitive DNA in conservative versus rapidly evolving karyotypes.  Present Position: Assoc. Professor, Texas Tech University.

Calvin A. Porter.  1992.  Genome organization in squamate reptiles: ribosomal genes and other repetitive sequences.  Present  Position: Asst. Prof. Biology, Xavier Univ. of Louisiana.

Jonathan L. Longmire.  1993.  Distribution and organization of repetitive DNA sequences on human chromosome-16.  Present Position: Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales. 1994.   Taphonomy and Paleoecology of San Josecito Cave, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  Present Position: Senior Scientist, National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico City, Mexico.

Cheryl A. Schmidt.  1995.  Geographic Variation of Peromyscus leucopus:  Microsatellite Variation at Regional and Local Levels.  Present Position:  HDR, South Dakota.

James Andrew DeWoody.  1997.  Molecular evolution in Microtus from Chernobyl, Ukraine.  Present Position: Assoc. Prof. of Genetics, Purdue Univ.

Mary Maltbie.  1997.  Repetitive DNA in Genome Organization of Phyllostromoid Bats: Test of a Molecular Model for Chromosomal Evolution.  Present Position: Research Scientist, Charles River Therion.

Richard Monk.  1997.  Automated Data Management in Systematic Collections.  Present position:  Data Analyst, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

James Cathey.  1997.  Using Microsatellite DNA to Assess Genetic Stocks of Canada Geese in the Central Flyway.  Present position: Gus Engeling WMA, Tennessee Colony, Texas.

Burhan Ghariebeh.  1997.  Systematics, Distribution, and Zoogeography of the Mammals of Tunisia.  Present position: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kateryna Dmytrivna Makova.  1999.  Microsatellite Evolution in Mice (Apodemus): Origin of Alleles, Multiple Paternity, and Mutation Rate at Chernobyl.  Present position: Professor, Biology, Penn State Univ.

Anton Nekrutenko.  1999.  Development of Species and Genome Specific Genetic Markers by Representational Difference Analysis:  Application in Systematic and Evolutionary Research.  Present position: Associate Professor, Penn State Univ.

Kelly Allen.  2000.  Areographic Fragmentation Analysis of Texas Mammal Distributions:  A Fractal Analysis. Present Position: Tulsa Community College.

Brenda E. Rodgers.  2000.  Cytogenetic Effects of Exposure to Chornobyl Radiation.  Present position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University.

Jeffrey K. Wickliffe.  2002.  Molecular genetic consequences of exposure to ionizing radiation:  studies at Chornobyl.  Present position: Tulane University.

Federico G. Hoffmann.  2002.  Molecular systematics of Neotropical bats of the genera CarolliaGlossophagaTonatia, and Uroderma.  Present position: Instituto Carlos Chagas, Brazil.

Deidre A. Parish.  2003.  Genome Organization, Mobile DNA and Chromosomal Evolution in Mammals. Present Position: Frisco ISD, TX.

Adam Fuller.  2004.  Conservation genetics of the endangered Gila Trout and the threatened Arkansas River Shriner. Past position: F&W Service.  Current position: USDA, Arkansas.

Emma Mae Pamela Dawson.  2005.  Predicted Species Richness in the Chihuahuan Desert: A GIS Analysis of Spatial and Ecological Data. Present Position: African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

Norma Salcedo.  2007.  Speciation in Andean rivers: morphological and genetic divergence in the catfish genusChaetostoma (Teleostei: Siluriformes).  Present position:  Asst. Professor, Lander University, Greenwood, SC.

Sergio Solari.  2007.  Systematics of Neotropical opossums (Monodelphis and Marmosa: Didelphidae): Congruence between molecular phylogenies and analyses of morphological characters.  Present position:  Asst. Professor, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad de Antiquia, Medellin, Colombia.

Vicki J. Swier.  2008.  Chromosomal Evolution in Sigmodon:  the Use of Chromosome Painting, Telomere Repeats, and Fluorescent G-Bands to Elucidate the Mechanisms of Chromosomal Repatterning and Karyotypic Conservation in the Cotton Rats.  Present position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Creighton University.

Heather N. Meeks. 2009. The Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation Exposure. Present Position: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, VA.

Hugo Mantilla-Meluk. 2010. Analyzing evolutionary and biodiversity trends among phyllostomid bats through the synthesis of ecological and phylogenetic data. Present Position: Universidad Nacional Colombia

Peter A. Larsen. 2010. Speciation dynamics of the fruit-eating bats (genus Artibeus). Present Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Lab Manager, Duke University

Roxanne J. Larsen. 2011. Biogeography and diversification of Lesser Antillean Chiroptera. Present Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University

Faisal Bin Ali Anwarali Khan. 2013. Diversification of old world bats in Southeast Asia: Speciation and phylogeographic studies. Present Position: Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Universiti of Malaysia - Sarawak.

Molly McDonough. 2014. Molecular systematics and phylogeography of the genus Gerbilliscus. (Mammalia, Rodentia) in sub-Saharan Africa. Present Position: Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution.

Lizette K. Siles Mendoza. 2014.

M. Raquel Marchan. 2015.

Cibele Sotero-Caio. 2015.

Julie Parlos. 2015.


Postdoctoral affiliation:

Karen McBee, 1986-87. Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  Present position: Assoc. Professor, Biology, Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Laura Janecek, 1991-1992, Ph.D. from University of New Mexico. Present position: Program Coordinator, Savannah River Ecology Lab.

Ron Van Den Bussche, 1992-1995, Ph. D. from Texas Tech University.  Present position: Associate Dean & Professor, Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office, Oklahoma State University.

Meredith J. Hamilton, 1994-1995, Ph. D. from Texas Tech University.  Present position: Associate Professor of Zoology, Oklahoma State University.

Ann E.M. Baker, 1995-1996, Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. 

John C. Patton, 1996-1997, Ph.D. from University of Georgia.  Present position: Research Scientist, Dept. of Forestry & Wildlife, Purdue University.

Calvin A. Porter, 1998-2001, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.  Present position, Assistant Professor, Xavier College in New Orleans.

Brenda E. Rodgers, 2000-2001, Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.  Present position: Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University.

Steven R. Hoofer, 2002-2007, Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Present position: Forensic Scientist, Kansas.

Caleb Phillips, 2009-2014, Ph.D. from Purdue University.

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