Lab Personnel

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Paul Frandsen


Faculty

Program

Research Interest
Evolutionary history of caddisflies, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, data science

Biography

Paul earned a Ph.D. in Entomology from Rutgers University and a B.S. from BYU in Integrative Biology. He loves insects, the outdoors, and technology, and his research uses all three to answer questions about evolutionary biology. 

Interests Insects, the outdoors, technology

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KC Rawlinson


Grad student

Program
Biotechnology and Genetics

Research Interest
Caddisfly Phylogeny and Bioinformatics

Biography

KC is a grad student from Oak City, Utah. He received his undergrad from SUU in Biology. After he graduated, he worked as a high school biology teacher. Teaching genetics in his classes led him to pursue a Biotechnology and Genetics Master's Degree at BYU. 

Interests Sports, outdoors, and family

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Madeline Bursell


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Research Interest
Conservation Genomics, Evolutionary Biology

Biography

Maddy is a Junior from New Hampshire. She is excited to get involved in conservation genomics and learn how she can make a difference in the future of endangered and threatened species. 

Interests Hiking, skiing, conservation, wildlife

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Seth Wilson


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Research Interest
High molecular weight DNA extraction and Bioinformatics

Biography

Seth is a Junior from Portland, Oregon. Seth hopes to be able to use his knowledge to improve the quality of life for people around the world. 

Interests The outdoors, sports, biotech development, patent law

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Adam Taylor


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Research Interest
Phylogeny and Genomic analysis

Biography

Adam is a Junior from Utah. He aspires to become a physician and work with personalized medicine, using his knowledge in genetics to  further medical potential and understanding. 

Interests Camping, fishing, backpacking, climbing, and sustainability/conservation

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Lindsey Olsen


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Research Interest
Genomics

Biography

Lindsey is a Junior from San Diego. She is currently researching the evolutionary relationship between Trichoptera and Lepidotera by conducting a multiple genome alignment. 

Interests Hiking, skiing, spending time at the beach

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Abby Jenkins


Undergraduate student

Program
Applied and Computational Mathematics

Research Interest
Machine Learning

Biography

Abby is a Junior from Colorado who loves the outdoors. Abby hopes to use math to better understand the universe and to solve problems in many different fields. 

Interests Swimming, weight lifting, reading, math, science

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Makinnon Baugh


Undergraduate student

Program
Economics

Research Interest
Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Biography

Makinnon is a Junior from Palo Alto, California. He hopes to push the bounds of human knowledge and prosperity. He is grateful to have many mentors to learn from and emulate. 

Interests Backpacking, surfing, venture capital, game theory, reading

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Stephanie Soelberg


Undergraduate student

Program
Biostatistics

Research Interest
Data Analytics

Biography

Stephanie is a senior here at BYU from Redwood City, California. She enjoys making sense and drawling conclusions from accessible data. She hopes to use her knowledge and skills to answer questions that will benefit the world around her. 

Interests Basketball, hiking, reading, traveling

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Andrew Sheffield


Undergraduate student

Program
Microbiology

Research Interest
Conservation genomics

Biography

Andrew is a Junior from Ogden, Utah. He loves being outdoors and hopes to use an understanding of the human impact on the world to improve environmental health.

Interests Rock climbing, cycling, skiing and reading

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Shelby Gold


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Research Interest
Genetics of Human Disease, Conservation Genomics, Aquatic Invertebrates

Biography

Shelby Gold is a Freshman from Jacksonville, Florida. She loves math and science, and is excited to explore different fields of genetics and research. 

Interests animals, poetry, music

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Lindsay Greenburg


Undergraduate student

Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation

Research Interest
Aquatic Invertebrates

Biography

Interests The outdoors, hiking, backpacking, sports, art, wildlife

Lab Alumni

Chris Castro

Lauren Bryson

Emily Mullis

Avery Olsen