Former Technicians & Field Assistants

Erik Iverson

Erik has a master's degree in Environmental Biology from Tulane. His research has taken him all over the world. He has conducted field projects in Ecuador, Australia, and South Africa, as well as in Maine, Colorado, and Louisiana. In our lab, he led the way as we established a new field site for our sparrow work near Duluth, Minnesota. Erik is now a graduate student at the University of Texas.

Matt Davis

Matt graduated from Emory in 2017 with Highest Honors. In his honors thesis, he showed how the oxytocin receptor system develops over the period of song learning in zebra finches. In our lab as a research specialist, he tested the effects of blocking oxytocin on song learning.

T. J. Libecap

T.J. earned a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB) from Emory in 2016. We immediately snapped him up to help us run the lab. For two years he kept the trains running on time. He also served as lab social coordinator and trivia team captain!

Sandra Shirk

Sandra graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2012 with a degree in Psychology and a keen interest in animal behavior and genetics. In our lab she quantified the expression of genes involved in aggression and parental behavior. She's currently working at the Marcus Autism Center.

Jory Liang

Jory graduated from Emory with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a minor in Chinese Studies. While in our lab, he was in charge of all things histology. You name it, he sectioned and stained it. He’s currently in med school in New York.

Ganapathy Bhat

Dr. Bhat earned a PhD in Zoology from the University of Mysore, India. After postdoctoral fellowships in biochemistry and endocrinology, he joined the faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine as a research instructor in reproductive physiology. He ran the lab component of our project on the neuroendocrine and genetic basis of social behavior.

Christopher Horoszko

"Rosco" graduated from Emory in 2011 with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He then transformed our lab into an in situ hybridization factory. We were sorry to see him go but we wish him well in his graduate studies at Cornell.

Demesew Abebe

Originally from Ethiopia, Demes received his B.S. from Debub University in 2000. He then earned two master’s degrees: the first in Agricultural Science & Resource Management from Bonn University in Germany, and the second in Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Biochemistry from Penn State. In our lab, he studied how chromosomal inversions affect neuroendocrine gene expression.

Justin Michaud

Justin graduated with a degree in General Biology in 2008. He has spent time in Alaska as a fisheries technician and has also worked with mountain lions. He's a veteran field crew member of the Maney lab, having worked three summers at our field site in Maine and one fall here in Georgia.

Clifton McGee

Cliff was a valuable member of our field crew during summers 2010 and 2013.

Allison Reid

Allison received her M.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Georgia in 2003. As a consultant in our lab in 2006, she studied the relationship between plumage coloration and immune parameters in Northern Cardinals. She returned to our lab in 2007 as a research specialist and was an integral part of all of our projects. She is now pursuing a graduate degree at Georgia State University.

David Lee

David received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Tennessee in 1998. Before joining our lab in 2008, he was affiliated with the Hope Clinic, the DNA sequencing Core, and the Quantitative Virology Core. He is now with the Centers for Disease Control.

Henry Lange

Henry received his M.A. in Psychology from Emory University in 2004 and his B.A. and B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. He moved to Philadelphia in September 2007, but we still call him every day.

Chris Goode

Dr. Goode received his PhD in Neurobiology & Behavior from the University of Washington in 1999. Since then he has held teaching positions at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Emory University, and Georgia State University. Chris is now the Director of Undergraduate Studies and senior lecturer in the Psychology Department at GSU. 

Sarah Green

Sarah majored in criminal justice and minored in field biology at Guilford College. Since then, she has been involved in ornithological projects all over the world. She collected all of our study subjects for the 2007-2008 field season, and helped to conduct an experiment on the neuroendocrine basis of social behavior.

Cortnie Krissman

Cortnie received her M. S. in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University in 2005. While in the lab she was responsible for collecting, measuring and banding all of our research subjects, as well as performing PCR assays on DNA samples.

Joanna Hubbard

Joanna graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2004. She collected all of our research subjects for the 2005-2006 season.

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