Mentors for the REU program are members of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at KU. Additionally, some faculty are members of the Biodiversity Institute (BI) or the Kansas Biological Survey (KBS). In 2015, some of the mentors are teams consisting of a graduate student and faculty member (see the project page for more details). For 2015 the mentors are:
Models of disease transmission
Evolutionary Epigenetics, Genomics and Genetic Conflict
REU Program Director
Evolutionary behavioral genetics, courtship behavior, Drosophila, molecular evolution.
herpetology, evolution of biological diversity, speciation, phylogenetics
Floral evolution, evolution of developmental genetic programs, molecular evolution, epigenetics.
Phylogenetics, biogeography, and bioinformatics
Evolutionary theory, population genetics, symbiosis, population structure.
Graduate student with Jennifer Gleason
Insect Behavior, Entomology, Sexual Selection
Microbial, community and restoration ecology. Focus on soil and root fungal communities
Behavior, population structure and evolution of social spiders; biogeography of Old World honey bees; honey bee and Varroa mite co-evolution; biology of Kansas native bees
Evolutionary biology and comparative morphology of marine and freshwater fishes