Happy Holidays!

Eggert Lab Members: Austin Lynn (Visiting Scholar), Kris Budd (PhD Candidate), Joe Gunn (PhD Candidate), & Chelsea Titus (MDC Visiting Scholar)

Happy Holidays from the Eggert Lab. For the first time since its creation, the Eggert Lab did not compete in the departmental door decorating contest as our PhD Candidates were chosen to judge this years competition! 

Happy Holidays!

Dr. Eggert promoted to Full Professor!

Dr. Lori Eggert has been promoted to full professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri. Her hard work and dedicated has allowed for a long and successful career in preparation for this achievement!

Congratulations Dr. Eggert!

Kris awarded 2018 TWA

Our graduate student Kris Budd was award the 2018 Trans World Airlines scholarship today. This scholarship will continue to help fund Kris’s research determining the impacts of hydroelectric dams on Asian elephant populations.

“The Trans World Airlines scholarship fund was established to fund students who are performing research in areas which will impact environmental issues.  Students [were] selected based on academic accomplishments as well as their research interests.” “Proceeds from the Trans World Airlines scholarship fund will be distributed to two law students ($7,000 each) selected by the law schools and to five additional students ($7,000 each) selected by a systemwide selection committee.” – Trans World Airlines Scholarship, University of Missouri System


Congratulations Dr. Burkhart!

Our Senior Lab member, Jacob Burkhart successfully defended his dissertation today and is now DR. Burkhart! Congratulations Jake!

Jake will be continuing on with a Post-Doctoral Program at Appalachian State University.

Kris selected as Lewis and Clark Field Scholar

Our graduate student, Kris Budd, has recently been selected as a Lewis and Clark Field Scholar by the American Philosophical Society for her research on the Asian elephant populations of Laos. This grant is supported by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco, which came to the American Philosophical Society through Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science.


Landscape Genetics 2018

Special shout out to our Landscape Genetics course that just wrapped up. Our students worked alongside hundreds of researcher via satellite as part of the International Landscape genetics course. Several of our students still have ongoing collaborations with researchers across the nation and we can’t wait to see the research that they produce. Congratulations guys!

Jessica Neal, Joe Gunn, Emily Tracey-Smith, Sarah Clements, Sabrina Michael