Principal Investigator



Undergraduate Researchers




Dr. Candice Lumibao

Dr. Candice Lumibao is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She obtained her PhD at University of Notre Dame (USA). She is passionate about a lot of things – from plants, microbiomes, science education, R to hiking, reading and social dancing. She uses a variety of tools in my research, including ancient DNA, metagenomics, ‘resurrection’ ecology and population genetics.





Grace Rush

Grace Rush is currently a third-year undergraduate student earning her BS at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is majoring in environmental science with a concentration on marine and coastal resources. After graduation, she hopes to apply to graduate school. She enjoys scuba diving, learning new things, and doing anything outdoors. You can usually catch her playing with her dog, participating in beach clean-ups, or with her head in a book.




Ellie Hoover

Ellie Hoover is currently a second-year undergraduate student working towards a BS- Biology with a concentration on plants. After graduation, she plans on getting her graduate degree in a similar field. She enjoys, hiking, meditating, gardening, and cooking. When she’s not studying for chemistry, she likes to spend time volunteering at the TAMUCC Islander Gardens.