- B.S. in Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
Entered program in 2013
My research project is to assist the National Park Service with the management of bison in Yellowstone National Park by analyzing mitochondrial haplotype diversity and tracking phylogeny.
Broader Impacts of Research Project:
The broader impact of my project is to help manage one of the last wild American bison herds in a genetically informed way.
population genetics, conservation, forensics, infectious diseases
- Fredericks LP, Forgacs D, Yu J, Allan BF. An expanded reverse line blot hybridization protocol for the simultaneous detection of numerous tick-borne pathogens in North America. J Med Entomol. 2016 Jan 27; doi: 10.1093/jme/tjv251.
- Agunbiade TA, Coates BS, Kim KS, Forgacs D, Margam VM, Murdock LL, et al. The spatial genetic differentiation of the legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata F. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) populations in West Africa. Bull Entomol Res. 2012;(102):589-599.
- Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series (March 2016)
- Ecological Integration Symposium (April 2016)
- North American Congress for Conservation Biology (July 2016)
- Exceptional TA Award for teaching GENE 301 - Comprehensive Genetics Lab (College Station, Texas 2014)
- The Wildlife Society Conference Student Poster Competition, 2nd place: http://wildlife.org/tws-2015-student-poster-winner-yellowstone-bison-genetics/
Memberships and Activities:
- GGSA Vice President (2016-17)
- GGSA Recruitment Officer (2014-16)