Principal investigator

broodball3Kimberly Sheldon

Assistant Professor
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Graduate students


Maggie Mamantov
PhD Student

Maggie joined the lab in August 2016. She completed her undergraduate degree at Grinnell College in Iowa. In addition to research experiences at the University of Kentucky and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Maggie worked on an independent research project examining population structure of Formica exsectoides, a superconlonial ant species, across its North American range. She has strong interests in invasion biology and how biotic factors affect species ranges.



Undergraduate students


Atira Sherrod

Atira joined the lab in September 2016.asherrod2 She received her Associate of Science degree from Pellissippi State Technical Community College. She completed her B.S. in Biology at the University of Tennessee in 2016 with a concentration in Microbiology. Atira has become particularly interested in ecology and evolutionary biology and is taking additional undergraduate courses to round out her education. She will be assisting with dung beetle research and developing an independent project in the lab.


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