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 Senior 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 Senior 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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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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Anna Eichert


Undergraduate student

Program
Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation

Research Interest
Aquatic invertebrate taxonomy, conservation ecology

Biography

Anna is a sophomore from California who loves natural environments and aims to contribute to correct management practices that protect and sustain them. She is excited to expand her worldview through macroinvertebrate research. 

Interests Insects, traveling, hiking, wildlife biology

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Ethan Tolman


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology

Research Interest
Conservation genomics

Biography

Ethan is a Junior from Boise, Idaho. He is excited for the opportunity to use genomics to help conserve species.

Interests Basketball, hiking, fishing

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Hannah Kool


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Research Interest
Forensic genetics

Biography

I am a sophomore from Sacramento, CA. I hope to use my skills to understand and contribute to the field of genetics.

Interests Reading, writing, art, anything Marvel

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Sam Hirst


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Research Interest
Conservation Genomics

Biography

Sam is a Senior from Murray, Utah. Originally headed towards the business world, Sam decided to shift his focus on environmental and species conservation using his knowledge of genetics and genomics. 

Interests Music, outdoors, skiing, boating, sports

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Kennedy Christensen


Undergraduate student

Program
Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Research Interest
Conservation genomics, human genomics and disease treatment/prevention

Biography

Kennedy is a Junior from Oakland California. She is excited to contribute to this research lab and to learn as much as she can. She hopes to use genetics and biotechnology to improve human life.

Interests Music, cooking, swimming, and wildlife

Lab Alumni

Undergraduate research assistants

Stephanie Soelberg (2019-2020)

Abby Jenkins (2019)

Shelby Gold (2019)

Lindsay Greenburg (2019)

Makinnon Baugh (2019)

Chris Castro (2018-2019)

Lauren Bryson (2019)

Emily Mullis (2018)

Avery Olsen (2018)