Author Archives for Jessa Watters

Chytrid fungus found on amphibians in Oklahoma

October 3, 2017 10:21 am Published by Comments Off on Chytrid fungus found on amphibians in Oklahoma

The Herpetology Department of the Sam Noble Museum was funded through grants from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and Oklahoma City Zoo Conservation Action Now (CAN) to determine the...


Lara Keddissi Biography

September 15, 2017 6:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Lara Keddissi Biography

Lara Keddissi is a junior at the University of Oklahoma. She is studying biology (pre-medicine) and completing a minor in Spanish. She is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma....


Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis found on 25 species of Oklahoma amphibians

September 12, 2017 7:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis found on 25 species of Oklahoma amphibians

The Sam Noble Museum Herpetology Department was recently funded by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and Oklahoma City Zoo Conservation Action Now (CAN) to conduct Oklahoma statewide surveys to test...


Ethan Kelley Biography

September 12, 2017 2:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Ethan Kelley Biography

Ethan Kelley is a Senior undergraduate biology and biochemistry major at the University of Oklahoma. He works as an undergraduate research assistant at the OU Biological Survey...


Sam Eliades Biography

August 29, 2017 9:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Sam Eliades Biography

Sam Eliades is a PhD student who joined the Siler Lab in Summer 2017. He is primarily interested in reptile and amphibian phylogenetics, biogeography, and conservation. Growing...


Jessa Attends SPNHC 2017 Meeting in Denver, CO

July 6, 2017 8:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Jessa Attends SPNHC 2017 Meeting in Denver, CO

Last month, Jessa had the honor of attending the annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) in Denver, CO on June 19–23,...


Featuring our Graduating Seniors: Shelby McMillin

June 16, 2017 7:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Featuring our Graduating Seniors: Shelby McMillin

We here at the Siler Lab are proud of all our undergrads, especially those that have graduated and moved on with the skills they have learned while...


Update from Thailand Fulbright

June 8, 2017 2:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Update from Thailand Fulbright

Graduate student Elyse Freitas continues doing well during her Fulbright in Thailand, based at the Kasetsart University, working alongside Dr. Anchalee Aowphol and her students.  She has been...


Isaac Wheeler Biography

June 6, 2017 6:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Isaac Wheeler Biography

Isaac is a Biology major from Edmond, Oklahoma entering his Sophomore year. As a young kid, he was always outdoors, exploring, camping, and fishing. This exposure to nature...


Update from the Philippines!

May 31, 2017 4:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Update from the Philippines!

Cameron Siler, Katrina Menard, and the OU field crew (Austin Carriere, Elyse Ellsworth, Sierra Smith & Sam Eliades) arrived safely in Manilla on May 22 and had a...