Bruno lab


Current grad students (342 Wilson Hall)

Laura Mudge (2015-   ) via the Biology Department

Catie Alves (2015-   ) via the CEE

Kate Gould (2017-    ) via the Biology Department

Erin Spencer (2017-    ) via the CEE


Past graduate students

Lindsey Carr, (2009-2015) PhD student via the Biology Department who worked on subtidal ecology and shark fishing in the Galapagos Islands. 

Courtney Cox, PhD student via the Biology Department (2009-2014). Courtney worked on fisheries management in Belize. Dr. Cox is now a research scientist at the Smithsonian Institution.

Rachel Gittman, PhD student  via the CEE (2009-2014). Rachel worked on salt marsh ecosystem function and conservation in North Carolina. Rachel is a post doc at Northeastern University.

Abel Valdivia, PhD student via the Biology Department (2009-2014). Abel working on the role of sharks in coral reef ecosystems. Abel is a staff scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity.

Serena Hackerott, MS student via the Marine Sciences Department (2013-2014). Serena worked on the impacts of lionfish on Caribbean reef communities. Serena is a faculty member at the University of the Marshall Islands.

Elizabth R. Selig, PhD (2003-2008 via CEE)

Sarah C. Lee, PhD (2002-2008 via MASC, currently an Assistant Professor at DePauw University)

Mary O’Connor, PhD (2003-2008 via CEE, now an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Pamela Reynolds, PhD (2007-20011 via Biology, now a post doc at UC Davis)

Past post docs

Kathryn Boyer, PhD (2003-2004, now an Associate Professor, San Francisco State University)

Nessa O’Connor, PhD (2005, now an Assistant Professor, Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland)

Zachary Long, PhD (2005-2007, now an Assistant Professor, UNCW)

Karl Castillo, PhD (2008-2012, now an Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill, Dept of Marine Sciences)

Emily Darling (2013-2015), via a David H Smith Conservation Research Fellowship


Other past students and technicians 

Amanda DelVecchia, Meg Dolan, Katie DuBois, Leigh Habeger, Sam Harris, Brittany Huntington, Meredith Kintzing, Laura Ladwig, Emma Moran, Jackie Padilla-Gamino, Matt Perkinson, Virginia Schutte, Michael Simpson, Gillian Smelick, Bobby Vogt, Ivana Vu