Members of the Gibbs Lab

Lab PI

H. Lisle Gibbs (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is the Head of the Lab and Director of the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership (

Postdoctoral Fellows






Dr. Andrew Mason (Ph.D. Clemson University) works on snake venom evolution (

Dr. Samarth Mathur (Ph.D. Purdue University) works on snake conservation genomics (

Graduate Students

Scott Martin (B.S. University of Texas – Austin; M.S. Townson State University) is a Ph.D. student who is working on the conservation genetics of Massasauga rattlesnakes (

Jamin Wieringa (B.S. Hope College; M.S. Central Michigan Univeristy) is a Ph.D. student who works on bat conservation genetics (co-advised with Bryan Carstens) (

Marissa Roseman (B.S. University of Iowa) (Co-advised with Dr. William Peterman, SENR) is  a Ph.D. who works on snake conservation genomics (

Other Important People

Steve Smith (B.S. Ohio State University) is an administrator for the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership (

Recent Lab Alumni

Post-doctoral Fellows (current position)

Dr. Alex Ochoa (Ph.D. University of Arizona). 2017-2020 – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Central Florida.

Dr. Mike Broe (Ph.D. Ohio State University). 2016 – 2019 – Research Scientist, Department of EEOB, Ohio State University.

Dr. Mike Sovic (Ph.D., Ohio State University). 2011-16 – Research Scientist, Center for Applied Plant Sciences, Ohio State University.

Dr. Tony Fries (Ph.D., Ohio State University). 2015-16 – Research Scientist, United States Air Force.

Dr. Katy Greenwald (Ph.D., Ohio State University). 2010 – 11– Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Angelika Nelson (Ph.D., University of Copenhagen). 2004 – 08 – Curator, Museum of Biological Diversity, Ohio State University.

Dr. Christine Anderson (Ph.D. Miami University). 2008 – 10 – Assistant Professor, Capital University.

Dr. Kristin Mylecraine (Ph.D., Rutgers University). 2004 – 08 – Research Scientist, New Jersey Audubon Society.

Dr. Gabriel Blouin-Demers (Ph.D., Carleton University). 2001-02 – Professor of Biology, University of Ottawa.

Former Graduate Students (current position)

Alyssa Hassinger (M.S. 2020) – Research technician, Madison, WI.

Robert Denton (Ph.D. 2017) – Faculty member, Marian University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Matt Holding (Ph.D. 2017) – Postdoc with Dr. David Ginsberg, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan.

Sarah Smiley-Walters (Ph.D. 2016) – Department of Biology, Stetson University

David Salazar (Ph.D. 2016) – Assistant Professor, Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Quito, Ecuador

Tony Fries (Ph.D. 2015) – Research Scientist, United States Air Force

James Chiucchi (Ph.D. 2011) – Center for Life Sciences Education, Ohio State University.

Katy Greenwald (Ph.D. 2010) – Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University

Wayne Rossiter, (M.S. 2005) – Associate Professor, Waynesburg University.

Kelly Ketcham (M.S. 2004) – Research technician.

Marylene Boulet (Ph.D. 2004, McMaster University) – Department of Biology, Bishops University