Current team

Ryan Garrick

Associate Professor,

Phylogeography & biodiversity conservation

Google scholar

E-mail: rgarrick@olemiss.edu

Steph Burgess

PhD candidate,

Landscape and conservation genetics (salamanders)

Chaz Hyseni

PhD candidate,

Evolutionary history & local adaptation (termites)

Google scholar

Lee Ann Passarella

Undergraduate researcher,

Phylogeography (termites)

Haley Williams

Undergraduate researcher,

Population genetics (millipedes)

Karli Anders

Undergraduate researcher,

Hybridization (frogs)

Lab alumni

Graduate students


John Banusiewicz

Masters degree, May 2017

Phylogeograpy of the spotted wintergreen 


Barksdale Honors College senior thesis students

Rachel Yi,  May 2014 

Bess beetle population genetics


Ben Collins,  May 2014

DNA-based termite identification


Kayla Ladner, December 2017

Red centipede population genetics

Non-thesis undergraduate independent study students

Tasnuva Hassan, Fall 2012–Fall 2013

Host-symbiont coassociations


Sam Durfee, Fall 2012–Spring 2013

Red centipede population genetics


Sabrina Bradford, Spring 2013

Spotted wintergreen population genetics


Blake Smith, Fall 2014–Spring 2015

Red centipede population genetics


Trey Dickinson III, Spring 2016–Fall 2016

Bess beetle population genetics


Dana Reppel, Spring 2017–Spring 2018

Dead-wood arthropod biodiversity


Jeremy Morgan, Spring 2017–Spring 2018

Dead-wood arthropod biodiversity

Capstone Directed Study in Biological Sciences (BISC493) students

Ethan Collier,  May 2015 

Spotted wintergreen population genetics