Graduate Students

Ryan Emenecker

Rotation Student, Plant & Microbial Biosciences Program, 2017
• Graduate Student, Strader Lab

Lauren Price

Graduate Student

B.A., Biochemistry, Judson University, Elgin

Brice Albert

Graduate Student


B.S., Biochemistry, Newman University, Wichita, KS (2013)

B.A., Biology, Newman University, Wichita, KS (2013)

Nathan Colley

4th Year Graduate Student

Nate is a native of Staunton, IL.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2016 with honors and received a B.S. in Chemistry. He participated in undergraduate research under Dr.

Abigail Delawder

4th Year Graduate Student

Abby was born in Columbia, MD and was raised in Springfield, MO.  In 2016, she graduated from Drury University with a B.S. in Chemistry.  Her undergraduate research experience started with Dr.

Erika Schumacher

PhD Student
Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology

Erika is studying how behavioral novelty is related to evolutionary change in brain size and structure, and the molecular energetic basis of evolutionary changes in brain size and structure.

Adalee Lube

PhD Student

Adalee is studying spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) in midbrain electrosensory neurons and its role in driving changes in neuronal and behavioral responses to communication signals in response to changes in the sensory environment.