Haruka Wada, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University
Research Interests: Stress physiology, effects of stress during development on behavior and physiology, cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying stress phenotype
Current graduate student
Madeline Choi, Master student
Research interests: Microbiology and stress physiology
Madeline has a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Auburn. She is interested in gut and cloacal microbiome of our zebra finches as well as the epigenetic effects that may occur due to developmental stressor(s).
Wonil Choi, Master student
Tori Coutts, PhD student
Cara Brittain, Masters student
Research interests: Conservation ecology and ecotoxicology
Cara is interested in the effects of environmental contaminants on animal behavior and physiology and the implications of these effects in conservation. Cara is studying effects of methylmercury on spatial memory and neural physiology in songbirds.
Alex Hoffman, PhD student
Research interests: Stress physiology, ecophysiology
Alex is interested in stress induced adaptive responses and their underlying mechanisms. Specifically he is studying the direct effects of heat stress on developing zebra finches, as well as the indirect effects on the phenotype of their offspring.
Current undergraduate researcher
Current high school researcher
Wada Lab Alumni
Leslie Dees, Graduated from Auburn High School (2019)
Alex Rubin, M.S. (2019)
Shelby Still, M.S. (2019)
2019 Members of the Wada Lab