Biology, Stanford University

Banner image from 2012 lab camping trip

Katie has just returned from a month of working with pikas at the Minnesota Zoo! There she studied how gene expression changes as these pikas experience varying levels of hypoxia - we're looking forward to seeing her paper out soon!


Kashish Das Shrestha, a visiting scholar in the lab, recently participated as a signatory in a climate change agreement with California Governor Jerry Brown. Kashish was there on behalf of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, which joined 13 other signatories in endorsing specific measures to help fight climate change. (Read Governor Brown's press release)

Thermal niche predicts habitat loss tolerance

A recent paper by Luke, Liz, and co-author Gretchen Daily reports on the importance of understanding the thermal niche for amphibians and reptiles; such information can help predict species tolerance to habitat loss. (Read more)

Luke and Melissa at graduation

Congratulations to Luke Frishkoff and Melissa Kemp, who received their Ph.D.s at commencement after successfully defending earlier this quarter! They will be starting post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, respectively, in the fall. Also a big congratulations to Mindy, Laura, and Analisa, senior honors theses writers in the lab, on their graduation! (See more photos...)

End Game

Congratulations to Liz on the publication of her new book, End Game: Tipping Point for Planet Earth?, with co-author Dr. Tony Barnosky! (Read more...)

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