Baudier Lab Members
Lab: Johnson Science Tower 416
Lab Phone: 601-266-4661
Office: Johnson Science Tower 413
Office Phone: 601-266-4660
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. I began my graduate studies in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science at Drexel University, advised by Sean O'Donnell, and received my PhD in 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 group defense and thermal ecology in 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.
If you are a prospective graduate student interested in joining our lab, please email Kaitlin.Baudier@usm.edu.
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.
Past mentees and team members
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 prior to the formation of the Baudier lab at USM. Many have gone on to pursue careers in education, biology, medicine, ecology and conservation. All are greatly appreciated.