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
Research interests: Nutritional stress, gene expression, epigenetics
Tori is broadly interested in phenotypic plasticity and how animals respond to environmental changes. Using poor nutrition as a stressor, Tori is investigating how zebra finches respond behaviorally and physiologically, and the genetic mechanisms behind these responses.