Current Lab Members
A native of Dryden, Michigan, where he grew up on the grounds of Seven Ponds Nature Center, Alex has always been interested in nature, especially birds (As his students can attest). While attending Michigan State University, Alex did undergraduate research with Richard Hill, and thus became interested in evolutionary physiology. For graduate school, Alex attended The Ohio State University, where he studied under Joe Williams, writing his dissertation on cutaneous water loss and lipids in the stratum corneum of birds. He came to USI in the fall of 2015. In his spare time, Alex enjoys birding, hiking, and spending time with his wife and cat.
Ethan Duncheon '19
Meghan McCrary '21
Hailing from Haubstadt, Indiana, Meghan is a biochemistry major who hopes to attend dental school when she graduates. She joined the lab as a freshman after taking Alex's introductory biology course. Meghan is heavily involved in many organizations on campus and also works as a waitress and an Academic Skills tutor. When she is not studying or working, she enjoys being outdoors, watching documentaries, and spending time with her dog.
Roshan Kaphle '17 - Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Alex Liang '17
Tabby Loppnow '17 - Microbiologist Medical Technician at Franciscan Health Hospital, Indianapolis
Tory Pigg '17 - Lincoln Memorial DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rachel Silliman '17 - Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jane Todd '17
Livia Hopper '18 - Will attend Indiana University School of Medicine in the fall of 2018
Laura Unfried '18 - Working for the Loon Project during the summer of 2018