Ehren Bentz

Ph.D. Student                       

Studying the biochemistry of vomeronasal chemoreception in garter snakes, focusing primarily on genes and proteins expressed in the Harderian gland and their interactions with vomeronasal receptor proteins responsible for the detection of sex pheromones and prey kairomone signals.




Leslie Blakemore

M.S. Student

Investigating season and sexual variation of innate immune components and the influence of gestation and natural injury on circulating antimicrobial peptide concentrations.






David Hubert

Ph.D. Student

Studying the genetic and transcriptional basis of thermal tolerance and its role in hibernation and reproduction in red-sided garter snakes.