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Anderson Lab

Comparative Functional Morphology, Biomechanics & the Physiology of Movement

University of South Dakota, Department of Biology

Rhampholeon (Rhampholeon) spinosus

© 2007 Christopher V. Anderson

Lab Members


People in the Anderson Lab


Principal Investigator

     Christopher V. Anderson, Ph.D.

       Assistant Professor, Department of Biology


                                                  Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2013

                                                  B.S., Cornell University, 2006


                                                  Email: Christopher.V.Anders@usd.edu

                                                  Office: Churchill-Haines Labs 171E

                                                  Phone: +1-605-677-3115


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Graduate Students

     Rachel Drown

       M.S. Student


                                                  B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2016


                                                  Rachel is an M.S. student interested in the behavioral ecology of chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae). She will

                                                  be examining how anti-predatory behavior decisions in Chamaeleo calyptratus vary throughout an individual's

                                                  ontogeny and in different environment types.



                                                  Email: Rachel.Drown@coyotes.usd.edu

                                                  Office: Churchill-Haines Labs 189





     Positions Available!

               I am always interested in recruiting talented graduate students (M.S. & Ph.D.) to work in my lab.

               Please visit our Join the Lab page and contact me if interested!




Undergraduate Students

     Lucas Crownover



                                                  Lucas is a Medical Biology major with a minor in Interdisciplinary Sciences. He plans on attending medical

                                                  school and is currently working in the Anderson Lab on the comparative anatomy of chameleons using microCT

                                                  scans from the lab's "Scan All The Chameleons" project.



                                                  Email: Lucas.Crownover@coyotes.usd.edu












     Mackenzi Gustafson



                                                  Kenzi is a Mediacal Biology and Chemistry major with a minor in Interdisciplinary Sciences. She plans to attend

                                                  medical school for family practice medicine and is currently working in the Anderson Lab on the connection  

                                                  between muscle physiologyand whole organism performance in Anolis lizards.



                                                  Email: Mackenzie.C.Gustafso@coyotes.usd.edu





     Marisa Helm



                                                  Marisa is a Medical Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Public Health. She plans on attending medical

                                                  school and is currently working in the Anderson Lab on the connection between muscle physiology and whole

                                                  organism performance in Anolis lizards.



                                                  Email: Marisa.Helm@coyotes.usd.edu










     Nicholas Kramer



                                                  Nick is a Medical Biology major with a minor in Interdisciplinary Sciences, and is a USD football player. He plans

                                                  on attending medical school and is currently working in the Anderson Lab on the connection between muscle  

                                                  physiology and whole organism performance in Anolis lizards.



                                                  Email: Nicholas.Kramer@coyotes.usd.edu











     Alexa Kruse



                                                  Alexa is a Biology and Sustainability major. She plans on attending graduate school for marine biology and is

                                                  currently working in the Anderson Lab on her honor's thesis, studying retinal topography through the lifestages of

                                                  the Plains Spadefoot Toad, Spea bombifrons.



                                                  Email: Alexa.Kruse@coyotes.usd.edu

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     Patrick Reiter



                                                  Patrick is a Medical Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Psychology. He plans on attending medical

                                                  school and is currently working in the Anderson Lab on the connection between muscle physiology

                                                  and whole organism performance in Anolis lizards.



                                                  Email: Patrick.Reiter@coyotes.usd.edu













     Positions Available!

               I am currently seeking a number of undergraduate students to work on various projects in my lab.

               Please visit our Join the Lab page and contact me if interested!



Anderson Lab Alumni

     Levi Foss, Undergraduate Student