Chris Martinez (lab PI)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biologyat UC Irvine. The focus of my lab is to understand evolutionary patterns and processes underlying morphological and functional diversity of fishes. If you are interested in joining the lab please contact me!

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Graduate Students

Emily Poulin (she/her)

I am a PhD student studying questions related to evolutionary ecomorphology. I am interested in how the form of structures relates to function, primarily in terms of feeding and defensive phenotypes. Currently, I am studying the morphological and biomechanical diversity of stingray spines in relation to different predators and habitat types. I am interested in incorporating 3D data, phylogenetic comparative methods, and natural history collections into my work.