The Colbeck Lab

Welcome to the Colbeck Lab!

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  • catch and band wild birds
  • extract DNA and perform PCR
  • culture microorganisms

Our research organisms:

  • birds
  • frogs
  • hot peppers
  • microbes
  • bats

Our research topics:

  • Genetics
  • Speciation
  • Conservation Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology

Maryville offers cutting edge research experiences in a small school environment where you’ll work one on one with your PhD faculty mentor.

These experiences prepare our students to be successful in

  • medical school
  • graduate school
  • industry (pharmaceuticals or biotechnology)

Feel free to contact me ( if you have questions! If you can’t find something you like in the Colbeck lab, please check out the pages of my colleagues below – we are all doing very exciting work!


O’Connor Home Page

Krakos Home Page

Spudich Home Page