Johnson Lab
johnson lab

Principal Investigator

Pieter Johnson, Principal Investigator, Johnson lab
Dr. Pieter Johnson
Research interests: disease ecology, invasion biology, aquatic ecosystems

Postdoctoral Researchers

Kyle Christianson, Post doctoral Researcher, Johnson lab
Kyle Christianson
Research interests: aquatic ecology, limnology, mountain lakes, climate change
Tara Stewart Merrill, Post doctoral Researcher, Johnson Lab
Tara Stewart Merrill
Research interests: host-parasite interactions, ecological immunology, community ecology, wildlife disease

Graduate Researchers

Brendan Hobart, PhD graduate researcher, student, Johnson Lab
Brendan Hobart
Research interests: niche, biodiversity, parasitism, trophic interactions
Travis McDevitt-Galles, Phd graduate researcher, student, Johnson lab
Travis McDevitt-Galles
Research interests: community ecology, invasive species, parasites of invertebrates
Wynne Moss, Phd graduate researcher, student, Johnson Lab
Wynne Moss
Research interests: community ecology, predator-prey-parasite interactions, conservation, toxoplasmosis

Lab Personnel

Kelly Loria, Lead Research Technician, Johnson Lab
Kelly Loria
Research interests: alpine lakes, zooplankton community dynamics, invasive species, climate change
Sarah Von Hoene, Undergraduate Researcher, Johnson Lab
Sarah Von Hoene
Research interests: marine biology and ecology, conservation, invasive species, coral restoration

Undergraduate Researchers

Jacob Appel, Undergraduate Research, Johnson Lab
Jacob Appel
Research interests: herpetology, inter-specific interactions, community ecology, parasite lifecycles
Claire Bice, Undergraduate Researcher, Johnson lab
Claire Bice
Research interests: marine biology, parasitology, anatomy, species conservation, veterinary medicine
Sara Carpenter, REU Technician, Johnson Lab
Sara Carpenter
Research interests: parasites, parasite interactions, predator prey relationships
Ben Johnson, Undergraduate Researcher, Johnson Lab
Ben Johnson
Research interests: parasite extended-phenotype hypothesis, parasite host-manipulation, vertebrate development, cell-signaling, epigenetic mechanisms, epithelial-mesenchymal feedback loops (EMIs)
Anna Morelock, Undergraduate Researcher, Johnson lab
Anna Morelock
Research interests: health and wellness, disease pathology, evolution, and comparative anatomy and physiology
Luke Pelletier, Undergraduate Researcher, Johnson Lab
Luke Pelletier
Research Interests: ecology, aquaponic systems, management, permaculture strategies
David Saunders, REU Technician, Johnson lab
David Saunders
Research interests: community ecology, marine biology, parasite ecology, limnology
Erica Ursich, Undergraduate Researcher, Johnson Lab
Erica Ursich
Research interests: herpetology, biodiversity, studio arts
Sammy Yevak, Research Technician, Johnson Lab
Sammy Yevak
Research interests: aquatic biology, marine biology, alpine lakes, climate change, environmental education