Sarah W. FitzpatrickPrincipal Investigator
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Sarah is interested in the ecology, evolution, and conservation of natural populations. She integrates field and molecular techniques to study how gene flow affects evolutionary dynamics and persistence of small populations.

Favorite ecosystems: neotropical freshwaters, mangrove swamp, Florida scrub
Catching California grunion (or any other kind of fish) makes her happy

Dan Oliviera, Undergraduate Researcher

Dan is an REU student in the Fitz Lab, interested in how evolution and genetics can be integrated into ecological and conservation studies. He is especially interested in fragmented populations of amphibians, reptiles, and fish of conservation concern. 

Favorite ecosystems: semi-arid deserts, chaparrals, wetlands

Madison Miller, Research technician

Madison is a recent graduate from Grand Valley State interested in animal behavior, population genetics, and applying evolutionary concepts to wildlife conservation.

Favorite ecosystems: temperate coniferous forests, coral reefs
Holding an American marten that was part of a study on breeding patterns
Napo, lab dog
Napo is our only lab member from Trinidad (so far). 

Favorite ecosystems: fancy hotel rooms, sand dunes, forest 

Napo the dog on his namesake Guanapo River in Trinidad

Interested in joining the lab?

The Fitzpatrick Lab is searching for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on projects focusing on landscape/conservation genomics and genomic architecture of genetic rescue. View the full advertisement

We are recruiting graduate students to start Summer or Fall 2018. The application deadline is December 1st, 2017 and information on the application process can be found on the Dept. of Integrative Biology (IBIO) website . I am also in the degree-granting program of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEBB) , but you will apply through the IBIO Department. 

Interested candidates should first  contact Sarah  with an attached CV and a brief statement describing your interests, motivation, and why you want to join the Fitz Lab.

Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological Station, and the Fitzpatrick Lab are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a climate that supports equality and diversity.