Current Members

Heather Keepers, B.S.

Research Associate and WSU Bear Center manager

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M.S. student, School of Biological Sciences, WSU

Ellery Vincent, B.S.

Grace Sun, B.S.

Veterinary student and Summer Research Fellow, College of Veterinary Medicine, WSU

Former graduate students

Evan Sleipness, Ph.D., MD

Naval Medical Center

San Diego, CA

Jenny Browning, Ph.D.

Scientific Review Officer,

Division of Neuroscience, Development and Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Jasmine Ware, Ph.D.

Polar Bear Biologist I

Government of Nunavut

Igloolik, NU, X0A 0L0, Canada

Rong Guo, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Associate

Dept. of Psychiatry,

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Kimberly Rigano, M.S.

Field Technician

Ecological Associates, Inc.

Jensen Beach, FL

Jamie Gehring, M.S.

Research Associate

Allen Institute for Cell Science

Seattle, WA

Nicole Marinelli, D.V.M, M.S.

Hannah Hapner, M.S.

Research Associate

University of Washington

Seattle, WA


Former undergraduate students

Jarrett Riley (2001-2004)

Renee Woody (2002-2003)

Bernadette Ronyane (2005-2006)

Brandon Alcott (2006)

Tiffany Patton (2006-2007)

Caroline Decker (2006-2007)

Kimberly Urion (2006-2007)

Stephen Dolinko (2006-2008)

Min Park (2007-2008)

Andrea Rake (2007-2008)

Andrea Mytinger (2007-2009)

Alexandra Bond (2008-2010)

Matthew Grimes (2008-2009)

Jamie Gaber (2008-2010)

Jessica Faunce (2015-2016; Honors College)

Healani Brennan (2015-2016)

Kristina Manis (2016-2019)

Katherine Willoughby (2016-2017)

Matthew Graham (2016-2017; Honors College)

Madeline McPhee (2018-2020)
Tina Wang (2018-2019)

Colby Weill (2018-2019)

Former veterinary students

Nicole Froehlich (2011 summer); WSU student

Leanne (Joy) Parker  (2012 summer); Univ. Wisconsin student

Kaylie Shaver (2017, 2018 summer); WSU student, Research Scholar