Johnson Lab
Trinity University

Lizard behavioral evolution


Dr. Michele Johnson
I am an associate professor interested in evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, and behavioral neuroscience.  I completed my PhD in 2007 with Jonathan Losos and Alan Templeton at Washington University, and conducted postdoctoral research with Juli Wade at Michigan State.  Click here to see my CV.


PEOPLE


Anolis evermanni, Puerto Rico
Interested in joining the lab?  I am always looking for motivated undergraduates interested in field- or lab-based research on lizard behavior.  If you think this might be you, read the lab website carefully and email me with a description of yourself and why you're interested in the lab.
Brittney Ivanov
Brittney graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Zoology, and she joined our lab as a research technician in summer 2014. Brittney's now managing all of our field and lab projects and conducting her own research on color and communication in green anoles.
Maria Jaramillo
Maria is a senior majoring in Neuroscience at Trinity. Maria's thesis work in the lab focuses on the neural mechanisms that lizards use to visual process behavioral displays. She plans to attend medical school after graduation.
Miguel Webber
Miguel is a senior Biology major at Trinity. He's studying the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying social behavior in anoles, with a focus on androgen receptor expression in muscles and the brain.  Miguel plans to attend graduate school in Biology or Neuroscience after graduation.
Faith Deckard
Faith is a junior Biology major and McNair Scholar at Trinity, with interests in sociology and public health. She's working on a project to determine how muscle cell types and size are associated with social behaviors in lizards. Faith plans to attend graduate school after graduation.
Adam Zeb
Adam is a junior at Trinity, majoring in Biology. His research in the lab focuses on the evolution of neuromuscular junction size and density in anole lizards, and he plans to attend medical school after graduation.
Hannah Hall
Hannah is a junior Biology major, studying the evolution of testis morphology in lizards (in collaboration with Ariel Kahrl at the University of Virginia). She's planning to attend graduate school after graduation.
Marzieh Rouzebani
Marzieh is a sophomore at Trinity, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She's just getting started in the lab!
Jesus Vega
Jesus is a sophomore at Trinity, majoring in Biology. He's just getting started in the lab!
Johnson Lab HALL OF FAME
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Amy Payne
Amy is a sophomore, Biology major at Trinity. She's working to measure the diversity of neuromuscular junction sizes in anole lizards, and she's a big Marvel comics fan!