Photo: Simon A. Levin with recent graduates, L-R: Charlotte Chang, Lisa McManus, and Andrew Tilman, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Tilman.
 
Levin Lab - Graduates
 
For Levin Graduate Student Genealogy, click here.
(Developed by Louis Gross.)
 
The following list is in order by year Ph.D. awarded.
For a list of Simon A. Levin's graduate students at Cornell University, click here.
To read about past Visiting Student Research Collaborators, click here.
 

Princeton University

Gandhi, Amar (1996)

(co-advisor with Stephen Orszag)
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Thesis: From Level to Level: Course-Graining/Scaling in Ecology
Current Position: Group Project Manager, Google, Inc.

Palsson, Eirikur (1996)
(co-advisor with Edward Cox)
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Thesis: The cAMP Signaling System in Dictyostelium discoideum
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Biology, Simon Fraser University

Dushoff, Jonathan (1997)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Modeling the Effects of Host Heterogeneity on the Spread of Human Diseases
Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept of Biology, McMaster University


Smith, David L. (1998)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: The Evolutionary Ecology of Parasitic Plants
Current Position: Senior Fellow; Senior Director for Infectious Disease Elimination, Sanaria Inst for Global Health & Tropical Medicine, Rockville, MD;
Visiting Professor, Epidemiology, Dept of Zoology, U of Oxford, UK

Solorzano, Luis A. (1999)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Analyzing Vegetation-Environment Associations from Regional to Local Scales: A Case Study in Eastern Amazonia (Brazil)
Current Position: Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy's Caribbean Program, Miami, FL

Muller-Landau, Helene (2001)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Seed dispersal in a Tropical Forest: Empirical Patterns, their Origins, and their Consequences for Community Dynamics
Current Position: Staff Scientist, Ecology, Evoluion, Smithsonian Institute, Panama

Ma, Junling ( 2002)
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Thesis: Evolutionary Branching and Its Application to Resource Adaptation
Current: Associate Professor, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, U of Victoria, Canada

Malvadkar, Urmila (2002)
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Thesis: Variation in Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton: Causes and Consequences
Current Position: Research Fellow, Drawdown, Sausalito, CA

Chan, Kai M. A. (2003)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: The Effects of Slightly Leaky Prezygotic Isolating Barriers and the Use of Phylogenetic Tree Shape to Study Diversification
Current Position: Canada Research Chair; Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

Cline, Jon C. (2003)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Community Structure and Patch Dynamics in Rocky Intertidal Communities: Linking Process and Pattern Across Scales
Current Position: Lead Information Systems Engineer, MITRE, Center for Connected Government, VA

Keymer, Juan E. (2003)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Competition for Space and Intertidal Community Structure
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Depts of Ecology and Physics; Associated Researcher, Insttitute for Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB), P. Catholic
University of Chile


Plotkin, Joshua (2003)
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Thesis: Aggregation in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Current Position: Professor of Biology & Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania

Worden, Lee (2003)
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Thesis title: Evolution, Constraint, Cooperation, and Community Structure in Simple Models
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, MacMaster University

Zea-Cabrera, Eduardo (2003)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Plant Water Use Strategies: Physiological Mechanisms and Ecological Dynamics
Current Position: Asesor Gerencia General en Empresa de Acueducto, Alcantarillado y Aseo de Bogota ESP, EAB-ESP, Colombia

 

Jolles, Anna E. (2004)
(co-advisor with Andy Dobson)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Disease Ecology of Tuberculosis in African Buffalo
Current Position: Associate Professor, Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University

Leslie, Nandi (2005)
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Thesis: Spatial Stochastic Models for Landscape Degradation and Deforestation in Bolivia and Brazil
Current Position: U.S. Army Research Laborator., Washington DC

 

Baskett, Marissa ( 2006)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Marine Reserve Design and Life History Variation
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of California, Davis

Livnat, Adi (2006)
(co-advisor with Steve Pacala)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Causes and Consequences of Internal Conflict: A Theoretical Behavioral Perspective
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Dept of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology and Inst of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel

Bazykin, Georgii (2007)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Natural Selection in Molecular Evolution: Genome Scale, Parsimony-Based Approach
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Center for Life Sciences, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia; Head of Sector of Molecular Evolution, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Lichstein, Jeremy (2007)
(co-advisor with Steve Pacala)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on the Dynamics of U.S. Forests
Current Position: Assistant Profesor, University of Florida, Gainsville

Pulliam, Julliet (2007)

(co-advisor with Andy Dobson)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Determinants and Dynamics of Viral Host Jumps
Current Position: Director, South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), Stellenbosch, South Africa; Associate Professor, Mathematics, Stellenbosch University

Strauss, Benjamin (2007)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Snails at Three Scales: Interplay of Stream Hydrology and Hydraulics with the Morphology, Dispersal and Distribution of Elimia Proxima
Current Position: President, CEO, and Chief Scientist, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ

Kryazhimskiy, Sergey (2008)
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Thesis: Pathogen Evolution Under Natural Selection: The influenza A Case Study
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego

Menge, Duncan (2008)
(co-advisor with Lars Hedin)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: The Ecology and Evolution of Nitrogen Fixation and Nutrient Limitation at Multiple Time Scales
Current Position: Associate Professor, Columbia University

Ndifon, Wilfred (2009)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: Quantitative Approaches to Influenza Virus Surveillance
Current Position: Professor of Theoretical Ecology, AIMS

Chisholm, Ryan (2010)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: The Ecology and Economics of Alien Invasive Species with a Case Study from the South African Fynbos
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

de Froment, Adrian (2010)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: Fighting for Information: Decision-Making, Animal Contests and the Emergence of Social Hierarchy
Current Position: Barrister, Serle Court, London, England

Nadell, Carey (2011)
(co-advisor with Bonnie Bassler)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: The Evolution of Social Behavior in Bacterial Biofilms
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College

Staver, Ann Carla (2012)
(co-advisor with Lars Hedin)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: Determinants and Dynamics of the Global Distribution of the Savanna and Forest Biomes
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Klein, Eili (2012)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: Antimalarial Drug Resistance
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Modeling in the Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences, Dept of Emergency Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University

Shaw, Allison (2012)
(co-advisor with Iain Couzin)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: Modeling Motives for Movement: Theory for Why Animals Migrate
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota

Farrior, Caroline (2012)
(co-advisor with Steve Pacala)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: The Roles of Competition and Resource Availability in the Biomass Allocation of Plant Communities
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin

Salvador, Liliana (2012)
(co-advisor with Francisco Dionisio)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior; University of Lisbon
Thesis: Searching Without Information: A Quantitative Analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, Athens

Berdahl, Andrew (2014)
(co-advisor with Iain Couzin)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: Searching Without Information: A Quantitative Analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans
Current Position: Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute; Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle (to begin Sept. 2018)

Washburne, Alex (2015)
PACM
Thesis: Competition and Coexistence in an Unpredictable World
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Montana State University

Brush, Eleanor (2015)
PACM
Thesis: Mathematical Models of Cooperation, Consensus, and Collective Computation
Current Position: Managing Director, Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, Northern Virginia (starting July 2018)

Fuller, Emma (2016)
EEB
Thesis: People, Fishing and the Management of a Human-Dominated Ecosystem
Current Position: Lead Data Scientist, Granular, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Chang, Charlotte (2017)
EEB
Thesis: The Social Determinants and Ecological Consequences of Indiscriminate Hunting in Tropical Asia
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, NIMBioS, Knoxville, TN

McManus, Lisa (2017)
EEB
Thesis: Dynamics and Drivers of Coral Reef Resilience
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University

Tilman, Andrew (2017)
EEB
Thesis: Ecological, Economic and Social Mechanisms for Common-Pool Resource Management
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania

Leblanc, Simon (2018)
PACM
(co-advisor with Iain Couzin)
Thesis: Information Flow on Interaction Networks
Current Position: Software Developer, Epic Systems Corp., Verona, WI