William H Piel
PI, 2013-2020; 2023-
10 College Avenue East, #01-101, Singapore 138614
SMS: +65 9724 6482
Lab Manager, 2015-2020
Selvi is training students in DNA sequencing and helping to develop methods in Phylogenomics.
Dong-Qiang is applying his bioinformatics skills towards understanding the evolution in lycosoid spiders, particularly psechrids.
Saoirse studies the phylogenomics of Inge is studying how orb weaving has evolved secondarily in Fecenia.
Grad Student, 2016-2020
Saoirse studies the phylogenomics of tarantulas and the evolutionary histories of their colors, macrosetae, and biogeographies.
Ricky is studying the heart physiology of Solifuges.
Yin Xi Tan
Yin Xi studied the dynamics of signal conduction in Fecenia and Acusilas using laser doppler vibrometry.
Sathesh is visiting from Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi to study Metepeira evolution in South America.
Brandon Xyuen Xyen Lum
Brandon completed his honors research “Adaptive Function of UV Colouration in The Slender Pitcher Plant, Nepenthes gracilis“.
Chua Jia Sin
Jia Sin completed her honors research “Web building behaviour in Fecenia protensa: how the orb web was reinvented.”
Nicole completed her honors research “Phylogenetics of the Six-eyed Sand Spider Sicarius thomisoides (Araneae: Sicariidae) in Chile.”
Shelley Chan Hiang Ming
Shelley completed her UROPS research project “Phylogenetic Analysis to Resolve the Relatioships Between Fecenia and Other Lycosoid Spiders.”