Current Lab Personnel

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Tim Evans

Principal Investigator
Tim received his BS in Biology in 2001 from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD from Indiana University in 2006 studying wing vein patterning in Drosophila with Joe Duffy. He began his studies on axon guidance in the Drosophila embryonic nervous system as a postdoc in Greg Bashaw's lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Tim joined the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas as an Assistant Professor in 2013.
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LaFreda Howard

Graduate Student
LaFreda joined the lab as a PhD student in the CEMB program in 2014, after earning her BS in Biology from Fort Valley State University in Georgia. LaFreda is studying the roles of the Drosophila Robo2 receptor in embryonic axon guidance.
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Ben Wadsworth

Graduate Student
Ben joined the lab as a CEMB MS student in 2017, after earning his BS in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Ben is comparing the role of the Frazzled receptor in midline attraction of axons in the fly and beetle embryonic CNS.
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Muna Abdal-Rhida

Graduate Student
Muna joined the lab as a CEMB PhD student in 2017. She is studying the transcriptional regulation of robo2 in the Drosophila embryonic CNS.
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Ali Stone

Undergraduate Student
Ali joined the lab as an undergraduate Biology student in 2018. Her project uses CRISPR-based gene modification to study axon guidance genes in Tribolium.