Current Lab Personnel

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Tim Evans

Principal Investigator
evanst@uark.edu
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 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2019.
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Jessie Agcaoili

Undergraduate student
Jessie joined the lab as an undergraduate student in 2020. His project uses CRISPR-based gene modification approaches to study axon guidance genes in Drosophila.
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Ayawovi Selom Ametepe

Graduate Student
Selom joined the lab as a PhD student in the CEMB program in 2021. Her research project investigates the functional importance of structural domains in the Drosophila Robo3 axon guidance receptor.
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Piyasi Ghosh

Graduate Student
Piyasi joined the lab as a PhD student in the CEMB program in 2021. Her research project focuses on the evolutionary conservation of attractive Netrin-Frazzled signaling in the insect embryonic CNS.