Baudier Lab Members
Lab: Johnson Science Tower 416
Office: Johnson Science Tower 413
Kaitlin M. Baudier, Ph.D.
I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and received my B.S. in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2008. After working for three years as an entomologist in public education, I began my graduate studies in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science at Drexel University, advised by Sean O'Donnell. I received my PhD Biological Sciences in 2017. My dissertation explored tropical thermal clines as selective forces shaping microhabitat to biogeographic patterns in army ant thermoregulation and thermal tolerance. From 2017 to 2020 I did postdoctoral research in social insect group defense and thermal ecology under the labs of Jennifer Fewell, Ted Pavlic, and Stephen Pratt in the Social Insect Research Group at Arizona State University. In January 2021 I began a position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi.
I am currently recruiting new graduate students! Click on the below job calls to find out more. Reach out to me as soon as possible if you are interested. Formal applications for fall 2021 are due in mid-February.
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Are you a USM undergraduate interested in getting involved in on-campus research? If so, send me an email. There are many opportunities available for students to take an active part in lab and field work.
I'd also like to recognize the many amazing high school, undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and graduate students who have played an integral role in various research projects over the years and prior to the formation of the Baudier lab. Many have gone on to pursue careers in education, biology, medicine, ecology and conservation. All are greatly appreciated.