Click on the name of each lab member to learn more about their work.

Principal Investigator

Sharlene E. Santana

Professor, UW Biology
Curator of Mammals, Burke Museum

Staff

Jeff Bradley

Mammalogy Collection Manager

Abigail Curtis

Research Scientist

Main project: Multifunctional bat skulls

(+Postdoctoral Scholar, 2016-2019)

Postdoctoral Scholars

Iroro Tanshi

Main project: Dietary resource partitioning and ecomorphology in Afrotropical bat assemblages

PhD Students

Edú Guerra

Thesis topic: TBD

Donavan Jackson

Thesis topic: Morphological and genetic variation within chipmunks (Tamias)

David Villalobos Chaves

Thesis topic: Ecomorphological and trophic diversification of Neotropical myomorphous rodents

Flo Visconti

Thesis topic: TBD

Undergraduate Researchers

Team bat molars

Lindsay Engelbert

Main project: Testing methods to quantify dental topography

Team Piper

Sneha Sil

Main projects: Ecological and evolutionary interactions between bats and plants; acoustics analytical methods

Team Squirrel

Abby Burtner

Main projects: Evolution of body shape diversity in Sciuridae; Understanding the origin of bat flight: evolutionary modeling of mammal limb morphologies

Annika McFeely

Main project: Evolution of body shape diversity in Sciuridae

Hannah Rickman

Main project: Evolution of body shape diversity in Sciuridae

Alumni

Jessica Arbour

Postdoctoral Scholar (2016-2019)

Main project: Evolution of cranial morphology and bite force in mammals

Chris Law

Postdoctoral Scholar (2019-2022)

Main project: Evolution of body shape in carnivoran mammals

Abby Vander Linden

Research Technician (2013-2015)

We are deeply thankful to the numerous undergraduate alumni who have contributed to our research, collection operations, and outreach over the years.