People

R. Graham Reynolds Ph.D.

Director of the University Honors Program

Associate Professor of Biology

Selby and Richard McRae Chancellor’s Scholars Faculty Advisor

Research Associate, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology

National Geographic Explorer

Red List Authority (co-chair), IUCN SSC Snake Specialist Group

Contact: greynold (at) unca (dot) edu

Hailey Wunder ’23

Project 2: Phylogeography of Turks Island Boas

Project 1: Phylogenetics of Monito dwarf geckos

Amanda Davis ’23

Population demographics of Turks Island Boas

Phoebe Carnes ’26


Lab Alumni

Maddy Bankard ’22

Population genomics of Virgin Islands boas

Austin Cone ’22

Remote sensing of Conception Island National Park, Bahamas

Willow Ogburn ’22

Phylogenomics of West Indian Boas

Alyssa Vanerelli ’21

Biology of Caribbean reptiles

After the Reynolds Lab became a PhD student in the Geneva Lab at Rutgers-Camden. https://alyssavanerelli.github.io/

Keeley Peek ’21

Spatial ecology of boas, hellbender conservation

After the Reynolds Lab became a DVM student at NC State

Ari Miller ’20

Biodiversity of reptiles, southeast Asian herpetofauna

After the Reynolds Lab became a PhD student at WashU in the Losos Lab

Isabel Johnson ’20

Invasion genetics of Mottled Sculpin

After the Reynolds Lab became a sea turtle technician with Georgia DNR

Molly Reger ’19

Conservation biology of Turks Island boas

After the Reynolds Lab became a DVM student at NC State

Kay Tyrlik ’19

Conservation of Hellbenders; Fullbright Fellow

After the Reynolds Lab became an MS Student in Epidemiology at UNC-CH

Alana Nunn

Distribution of South Pacific reptiles

After the Reynolds Lab became a biologist with the Virgin Islands Park Service

Maaian Edery ’19

Phylogeography of Gray-cheeked Salamanders

Clair Huffine ’18

Phylogenetics of Puerto Rican dwarf geckos

After the Reynolds Lab became a PhD student in Biochemistry at UC Boulder in the Cameron Lab

Darcy Davis ’18

Phylogenetic comparative analysis of vertebrate methylation rates

After the Reynolds Lab became a DO student

Emily Aungst ’18

Conservation genetics of Puerto Rican boas

After the Reynolds Lab became a technician with the EPA and then a Master’s of Genetic Counseling student at Boise State.

Shannon Bodeau ’19

Population Genetics of Weller’s Salamander

After the Reynolds Lab became an environmental and outdoor educator in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina.

Amy Castle ’17

Phylogenetics of Caribbean green anoles

After the Reynolds Lab became a High School science teacher

Robert Chambliss ’16

Biology of Weller’s Salamanders

After the Reynolds Lab became an M.S. student at Western Kentucky University