Lily Whiteside is a junior at Miami University with a Zoology major and a Neuroscience minor. Her role in the Oedipodinae project consists of DNA extractions, PCRs, and sequencing reactions in order to attain DNA sequences of the different species for comparison. Lily also assists Steph Smith with any other tasks involving phylogenetic analysis.
Lily decided to join this project because she has always found genetics and ecology interesting, and she thought that this lab would be a great way to gain some hands on experience while observing how these two subjects correspond. After she graduates, Lily hopes to attend PA school and eventually become a Physician Assistant.