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People of the Bailey Lab
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Donovan Bailey
Associate Professor of Biology

Ph.D. Cornell University, 2000. Postdoc, University of Oxford 2000-2003.

Speciality: Plant systematics and evolution, molecular evolution, Brassicaceae and Leucaena (Leguminosae).

Current Graduate Students


Nabeeh Hasan
Ph.D Student

Speciality: Population genetics in California Poppy and next generation sequencing.

Allison Heneghan
MS Student

Speciality: Bouteloua eriopoda (Poaceae) and Biology Education.

David Moran
MS student

Speciality: Boechera suffrutescens complex.

David Hernandez
MS Student

Speciality: Bacterial endophytes in Leucaena.

Current Undergraduate Researchers


Joshua Trujillo

Speciality: Genome size variation in Leucaena. Phytoremediation.

Harriet Piche

Speciality: Bouteloua AFLP studies. Endophytic bacterial culture.


Former Graduate Students


Christine Bacon
MS 2006

Speciality: Palm systematics. Christine has finished her Ph.D. with Colorado State and is currently on a postdoc with the Smithsonian.

Rajanikanth Govindarajulu
Ph.D. 2010

Speciality: Leucaena phylogenetics and population genetics. Raj is currently on a postdoc with Tia Lynn Ashmund's lab, Univ. of Pittsburgh.

Patrick Alexander
Ph.D. 2011

Speciality: Boechera systematics and Flora of the Southwestern US. Patrick is currently a botanical expert with the Jornada Experiemental range and continues as an Adjunct professor teaching with NMSU and working the herbairum.

Lillis Urban
Ph.D. 2011

Speciality: Selenia and Leavenworthia (Brassicaceae) evolution and classification. Lillis is employed as an environmental consultant and botanical specialist in northern NM.


Former Undergraduate Students (Lab and Herbarium)

    Sandy Cervantes

Abel Cortes

Kevin Delineas

Alison Fitzgerald

Rease Harker

Kelsi Painter

Jorge Porrata

Lisa Schauer

Dustin Taylor

Daniel Trujillo