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.

Tierra Groff is a graduate student studying woodpecker parasites.

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

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


Other Students

Jessica Sobeck is an undergraduate student studying parasites of seabirds.

Nourchene Loudhabachi is an undergraduate student studying malaria parasites of Peruvian birds.

Anila Kumar is an undergraduate student studying parasites of Alaskan birds.

Casey Cuento is an undergraduate student studying parasites of Alaskan birds. 



 

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: Nourchene Loudhabachi, Hanna Baek, Anila Kumar, Casey Cuento

Back: Jessica Sobeck, Tierra Groff, Ravinder Sehgal, Mark Russell, Andrew Bradshaw

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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 postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

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 Portugal.

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 is presently a graduate student 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.