Welcome to The Pratt Laboratory
R. Brandon Pratt
Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
California State University, Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA 93311 USA
Email rpratt at csub dot edu
My students and I study topics in plant physiological ecology in an effort to understand how plants are adapted to the environment. A chief focus of current work is understanding traits that contribute to resprouting success of California chaparral and South African fynbos shrubs after fire (funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation). In addition, we are studying xylem physiology of evergreen and deciduous California shrubs (funded by an NSF CAREER grant).
I currently have support for one Master's students. Interested students (including undergraduates) are encouraged to contact me about research opportunities.
Former Lab Personnel
Michael Tobin: Assistant Professor of Biology at University of Houston Downtown.
Courtney Traugh: Teaching a local Bakersfield schools and planning a Ph.D. in Chemical Ecology.
Heather Keldgord: Planning on pursuing a Ph.D. in Plant Ecology.
Alanisha Woods: Pursuing a pharmacy degree in Kansas.
Eddy Lee: Working towards his B.S. in Biology.
Raeanne Quaresma: Studying exercise physiology.
Anna Jacobsen: Assistant Professor of Biology at CSUB
Christine Whitelock: Pursuing an M.S. in insect genetics.
Mark DeGuzman: Mark is pursuing a Ph.D. at UC Riverside with Lou Santiago.
Sergio Barrera: Finishing his B.S. in Biology.
Diana Alleman: Working for environmental consulting agency.
Cuu Nguyen: Attending pharmacy school.
Francisco Millan: Finishing his B.S. in Biology.
Haley O'Mara: Pursuing a M.S. in science education.
Aaron Ramirez: Aaron is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at UC Berkely with David Ackerly.
Udai Sibia: Udai is currently pursuing a degree in neurobiology at UCLA.
Christopher Doggett: Finishing his B.S. in Biology and working at Bolthouse Farms.
Wendy Bennett: Pursuing interests in animal husbandry.
This site was last updated 04/01/13