Max Olsen defends his undergraduate honors thesis! Next step, PhD at Clark University!

Mr. Max (Maxwell) Olsen just successfully defended his undergraduate honors thesis! Max has worked with me for the past two years in the Albertson lab, primarily aiming to quantify shape in the endangered, and highly fragmented, populations of Pecos gambusia (Gambusia pecosensis).

From being a hands on undergraduate teaching assistant, to a dedicated and hypothesis driven researcher, Max has been an outstanding individual to work with. Aside from now preparing our findings for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, he is preparing to start the next chapter of his life as he pursues his doctoral studies at Clark University. There, he will explore the morphology and evolution of limb loss across vertebrate taxa.

Best of luck Max – we are here to support you!