Photo: Levin Festschrift participants, including many former graduate students, in front of the Princeton University Art Museum, April 26, 2011. Photo by Henry S. Horn, Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
Levin Lab - Graduates
 
In order by year Ph.D. awarded.
For a list of Simon A. Levin's graduate students at Cornell University, click here.
For a list of 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: Assistant 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 Isolatingbarriers 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: Assistant 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: Operations Research Analyst, Systems Planning and Defense, Inc., Washington DC

 

Baskett, Marissa ( 2006)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Thesis: Marine Reserve Design and Life History Variation
Current Position: Assistant 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: Head of Sector, 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

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: Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts, Climate Control, 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: Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Ndifon, Wilfred (2009)
Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior
Thesis: Quantitative Approaches to Influenza Virus Surveillance
Current Position: Research Chair, with joint appointments at the South African and Ghanaian Centres of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences; also affiliated with the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stellenbosch University; Director of Research, AIMS Global Network, Rwanda (to begin in 2017)

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: Senior Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg an der Lahn, Germany; Assistant Professor, Dartmouth University (to begin in 2017)

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: Research Associate, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland; Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

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, Duke University; Postdoctoral Researcher, Montana State University (to begin 2017)

Brush, Eleanor (2015)
PACM
Thesis: Mathematical Models of Cooperation, Consensus, and Collective Computation
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept of Biology, University of Maryland

Fuller, Emma (2016)
EEB
Thesis: People, Fishing and the Management of a Human-Dominated Ecosystem
Current Position: 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 (to begin October 1, 2017)

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