Former Members of the Schlichting Lab

Massimo Pigliucci 

Dr. Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He completed his Ph.D. in 1994.


Dissertation: Developmental and adult phenotypic plasticity in plants: Environmentally induced changes in character correlations and effects on fitness.

Gretchen LeBuhn 

Dr. Gretchen LeBuhn is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed her Ph.D. in 1998.

 Courtney Murren

Dr. Courtney Murren is a Professor of Biology at the College of Charleston. She completed her Ph.D. in 1999.


DissertationEcological and genetic examinations of reproduction in a tropical epiphytic orchid across a fragmented forest habitat.

Jennifer Butler 

Jennifer Butler is a Continuing Instructor of Biology at Willemette University. She completed her M.S. in 1997

 Kathleen Engelmann

Dr. Kathleen Engelmann is an Associate Professor of Biology and Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Bridgeport. She completed her Ph.D. in 2004.


Dissertation: Adaptive plasticity and the nature of environmental variation.

 Tobias Landberg

Dr. Tobias Landberg is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Arcadia University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2010.


Dissertation: Evolution of developmental plasticity in ambystomatid salamanders. (co-advised with Kurt Schwenk)

Colin Carlson

Dr. Colin Carlson is a Postdoctoral Researcher working with Shweta Bansal at Georgetown University.  He completed his M.S. in 2013.

Katherine Shaw

Dr. Kat Shaw is a Biological Sciences Instructor at Saddleback College. She completed her Ph.D. in 2014.


Dissertation: Ancestral Variation and the Evolution of Sneaking Behavior in the Adaptive Radiation of Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.).

Julien Massoni

Dr. Julien Massoni is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Julia Vorholt at the ETH Zurich.  He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Schlichting Lab in 2015.

 James Mickley

Dr. James Mickley is the Herbarium Curator of the Oregon State University Herbarium and an Instructor in the department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2017.

Dissertation: The adaptive nature of stasis for petal number: Can pollinator-mediated stabilizing selection explain five-petaled flowers?