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Current Lab Members

Alex Champagne

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.

Lab Alumni

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


Heather Allen - Professor of Chemistry, The Ohio State University

Ana Jimenez - Assistant Professor of Biology, Colgate University

Joy O'Keefe - Associate Professor of Biology, Indiana State University

Ken Walsh - Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern Indiana

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