Lab of Avian Parasitology
 
 

Ravinder N.M. Sehgal, PhD P.I. for a detailed history see CV (PDF


Graduate Students

Andrew Bradshaw is a graduate student studying hummingbird parasites.

Wilmer Amaya-Mejia is a graduate student studying immune responses to infections.

Mark Russell is a graduate student studying avian malaria of Peruvian birds.

Hanna Baek is a graduate student studying infectious diseases of hummingbirds.

Jessica Sobeck is a research assistant running the laboratory and studying parasites of cranes and seabirds.


Undergraduate students aid in various laboratory projects. 

Tyrine Bailey

Danny Nguyen

Gracie Bruno

Jenna Aquino

Huiwen Ma

 

Current Group Members

Former Group Members

Heather Ishak finished her Master's at SFSU, working on blood parasites of Spotted Owls and also migratory hawks of California. She is now working at Stanford University.

Front: Jessica Sobeck, Hanna Baek, Leah Garcia, Tyrine Bailey

Back: Danny Nguyen, Allen Caden, Ravinder Sehgal, Wilmer Amaya-Mejia, Mark Russell

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Anthony Chasar finished his Master's at SFSU, working on the effects of deforestation on the blood parasites of African rainforest birds. 

Mark Jasper finished his Master's at SFSU, studying how blood parasites affect the migration of different populations of Red-tailed Hawks in California.  He is presently working as an environmental consultant. 

Jenny Carlson finished her Master's at SFSU, studying the blood parasites and mosquitoes of Socorro Island, Mexico.  She is presently a AAAS Science and Technology Fellow at USAID.

Holly Archer finished her Master's at SFSU, studying the blood parasites of birds in Costa Rica.  She is presently at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Molly Dodge finished her Master's at SFSU, studying the blood parasites of birds in Papua New Guinea and California.  She is presently working as an environmental consultant.

Criseyda Martinez finished her Master's at SFSU, studying the erythrocyte binding proteins of avian malaria.  She is presently a PhD student at New York University

Claire Loiseau, PhD did her postdoctoral research in the lab.  She is presently working in at the University of Montpellier.

Laura Wilkinson finished her Master's at SFSU, studying avian malaria in Alaskan Black-capped chickadees.  She is presently working at the California Academy of Sciences. 

Khouanchy Oakgrove finished her Master's at SFSU, studying the transcriptome of Plasmodium gallinaceum and parasite co-infections in Alaskan birds.  She is working at the DOE Joint Genome Institute.

Erika Walther finished her Master's at SFSU, studying parasite transmission in a California riparian habitat. 

Elvin Lauron finished his Master's at SFSU, studying the transcriptome of Plasmodium gallinaceum and also African bird parasites. He recently finished his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis.  

Allison Nelson finished her Master's at SFSU, studying the migration of Hermit thrushes.  She is presently establishing a bird banding station in Northern California.

Dena Emmerson finished her Master's at SFSU, studying the songs of White-crowned sparrows.

Dave Freund finished his Master's at SFSU, studying blood parasites of corvids.  He is presently working at a biotech company in Emeryville.   

Bradley Bowser is presently a PhD student at UC Merced.   

Jasper Toscani Field is presently a PhD student at UC Merced.   

Joshua Weinberg is presently studying medicine at the University of Florida.   

Tierra Groff  is presently working in Environmental Consulting.