Lab Personnel

Eric N. Smith

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Eric was born in OK, but grew up in Guatemala. He moved to Texas in 1992, and received his Ph.D. from UT Arlington, where he was a student under ...|more|

Current Lab Members:

Drew Schield

Drew was born in Fort Worth, Texas and was raised in Missouri and Minnesota, where he developed a keen interest in amphibians and reptiles at a young age. His interest has been stimulated by his academic career thus far and has developed ...|more|

Utpal Smart

Utpal was born in Surat, Gujarat and grew up in Pondicherry, India. Here  he obtained a Higher Course Certificate (B.A.) from the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in 2005, majoring in English literature and Philosophy.  ...|more|

Elijah Wostl

Elijah is an avid naturalist with a particular interest the ecology, biogeography, and systematics of reptiles and amphibians. Elijah received a B.A. from the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder in  ...|more|

Previous Lab Members:

Ph.D. Students

Thomas G. Eimermacher

Thomas Thomas was a doctoral student working in the Smith lab under Drs. Smith & Campbell. He grew up in Germany and Bolivia, but has been living and studying ...|more|

Coleman M. Sheehy, III

Colman Profile Coleman is originally from Richmond, VA, where he also started his academic career. He is interested in the biodiversity, systematics, evolution ...|more|

Jeffrey W. Streicher

Jeff is a member of the Eric N. Smith research group enrolled in the Quantitative Biology PhD program at the University of Texas at Arlington. Jeff received ...|more|

M.S. Students

G. Andrea Acevedo

Andrea Andrea is from Bogota, Colombia. She did her undergraduate work at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. Her research ...|more|

Matthew John Ingrasci

Illinoisan by birth, Matthew John Ingrasci grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He attended high school at Nazareth Academy, and after graduating, continued his education at Saint Louis University where he earned a B.S. in Biology with Honors. ...|more|

Visiting Scholars and Postdocs

Gilson Rivas Fuenmayor

Gilson picture Gilson is a Venezuelan herpetologist who has been working during the last ten years on the systematics and taxonomy of Venezuelan herpetofauna, primarily with squamates, and to a lesser extent ...[more]

Other Graduate Students Associated with the Lab

Michael L. Logan

Gilson picture Mike is a Chicago area native. He received an A.S. in Biology from the College of Lake County in Grayslake ...[more]

Robert C. Jadin


Robert pictureAs a herpetologist, naturalist, and systematist, Robert has a passion for learning about biodiversity, biogeography, conservation, evolutionary ...[more]