L. Lewis Lab

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My lab is located in Pharmacy/Biology Building, rooms 311 & 313
69 North Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3043 U.S.A.
Phone: +1 860-486-1811

Current Lab Members


Affiliated Faculty


Dave Hoover (left) and Frank Trainor (right), with Hydrodictyon bloom in Mirror Lake, Uconn campus.
Hard at work in the lab. Summer 2007
Top row (l to r): Miracle Tali, Louise Lewis, Chien Lo. Bottom row: Nicole Piatt, Molly Letsch, and Karolina Fučíková. Summer 2007
Molly Letsch and Hilary McManus at the 2007 PSA meeting.
Shelley Olm working the lab (photo by Diba Khan-Bureau).
Diba Khan-Bureau, Shelley Olm, Karolina Fučíková, Elizabeth Salinas, Molly Letch, March 2010.
Nicole Pietrasiak collecting DNA data on desert green algae, 2010 (photo by Diba K-B)
Andreas Holzinger (Univ. Innsbruck) extracting DNA while Shelley Olm and Louise Lewis supervise, Aug. 2010.
Dr. Adesalu examining algae from Nigerian water samples, Oct. 2010 (photo by Diba K-B)

Former Lab Members and Visitors

  • Nic Tippery (University of Wisconsin) was a Postdoctoral Researcher on the GrAToL (Green Algae Tree of Life) project in 2010-2011. Now he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Congrats!
  • Dr. T.A. Adesalu "Bose" (University of Lagos, Department of Botany and Microbiology) visited during September-November 2010.
  • Andreas Holzinger (University of Innsbruck, Institute of Botany) was here for a short visit in August 2010.
  • Elizabeth Salinas (Ph.D. student with Dr. Diego González Halphen, UNAM) visited for 4 months in 2010, to interact with us on a project investigating the architecture of mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase 2 genes in green algae.
  • Jared Rada (Undergraduate Student in Biology), is applying to dental school this fall.
  • Susan Brawley (Univ. of Maine Orono), July 2009.
  • Valerie R. Flechtner (Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, John Carroll University) visited our lab in 2007, 2008, and early summer 2009.
  • Nicole Piatt (Undergraduate Student EEB) worked in our lab for 2 years. She is at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
  • Nicole Pietrasiak visited in 2007, 2008, 2010 (former M.S. student at John Carroll University and now a Ph.D. student at UC Riverside working with Dr. Robert Graham).
  • Dennis Gray (Postdoctoral Associate 2005-2006): currently a Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Thomas Sharkey at Michigan State University.
  • Karen Erickson (Research Associate): currently a Research Associate at Connecticut College.
  • Jarmila Holkova
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