Laura P. Lagomarsino
Ph.D., Harvard University (2015)
B.S., University of California- Berkeley (2008)
Janet K. Mansaray
B.S., Howard University (2017)
Joined LagoLab: Fall 2018
Janet was the first PhD student to join the LagoLab! Janet was an undergraduate researcher in Janelle Burke's lab and then spent a year as the Flora of Pennsylvania intern at the Morris Arboretum. Janet is supported by a Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship from LSU— Congrats, Janet! Janet's research focuses on the systematics, evolution, and taxonomy of Centropogon subgenus Centropogon. She is particularly interested role of mutualisms in driving patterns of morphological evolution.
Lauren A. Eserman
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2017
M.S., Southeastern Louisiana University, 2012
B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University, 2009
Lauren was the lab's first postdoc and was with us from August 2017–February 2018. Before moving to her current position as lab manager at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Lauren played a crucial role in setting up the lab and generating our first data— on her favorite plant group, morning glories, nonetheless! We miss her, but her legacy will live on in the lab's organization and protocols.
Learn more about Lauren at her personal website!
We are located at:
A257 Life Sciences Annex (office and herbarium)
A303 Life Sciences Annex (lab)
Louisiana State University