About the Lab

Skydiving! L to R: Sharky, Lemur, Elephant, Peacock, Penguin, Chipmunk


We call ourselves “The Zoo” because we all have animal onesies. This started a few years ago when some of the graduate students realized just how comfortable they are. Now, each of us has a onesie and we are each a different animal.

We have been known to wear them around to lab trips, dinner, and around town (haha). However, there is also a special tradition related to these animals. Whenever a PhD student graduates, we go on a outing/event that the graduating student chooses. The only requirement is that we all wear our animal onesies where we go. In summer of 2018 we jumped out of a plane together, but other times we have done events like miniature golf, car racing, and beaching. It remains to be seen what will happen each year!



Read more about our amazing graduate students, research assistants, and alumni through the pages indicated below!

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