Elizabeth Shaw

I grew up in the beautiful rolling hills of Louisville, KY where I also received my undergraduate degree in biology from Bellarmine University. Past research experiences have included genetic studies of giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida), as well as physiological studies of the ventral eversible gland of the velvet bean caterpillar (Anticarsia gemmatalis). I am now switching gears to study soil biodiversity as a graduate student in Diana Wall's lab. My research will focus on nematode diversity in soil samples from the Konza Prairie LTER.