Graduate and undergraduate research students
& Postdoctoral Researchers
My lab, 2018-19: Left to right - Logan Sauers, Nate Dahlberg, me, Kate Evans, Kris McIntire, Savannah Leutz, Cecilia Canizela, Kasie Chappell. Missing & to be added later - Kat Coburn, Lesley Pinzon, Jessica Sutter, Shawn Mohammed, Kelsey Hawes. T-shirts designed by Lesley Pinzon. Photo by Vickie Borowicz.
Lab members at ISU football game, Oct 2015. Left to right: Karthik Chandrasegaran; Steve Juliano; Peter Brabant; Kris McIntire; Marti Grech; Geoff Ower; Joey Neale.
Lab members, Spring 2011. From left: Daniel Simoes; Joe Fader; Katie Westby; Jen Breaux; S. Juliano; Paul O'Neal; Ebony Murrell
Current graduate students and their research
|Ph.D. Student. Coevolution of pathogen host interactions of mosquitoes and protozoan parasites.|
|Ph.D. Student. Mosquito ecological responses to mortality, including nonlethal effects of predation and overcompensation; Individual based modeling|
||M.S. Student. Field tests for density dependence acting on container dwelling mosquitoes, and the likelihood of overcompensation|
|Visiting graduate student, pursuing research on effects of plant chemicals on larval mosquito growth and development.|
|Visiting graduate student, effects of disturbance and enemy threat on survival of pupal mosquitoes.|
|Completed a MS and continuing as a PhD student inin Ben Sadd's Lab. Logan moonlights in my lab,
conducting a side project on the nature of density dependent effects on
survival and population growth in mosquitoes. |
IACUC take note: The seal does not work in my lab.
Undergraduate research students and their research
Cecilia Canizela - Effects of Wolbachia infection on competitive ability of Culex pipiens and Aedes albopictus
Previously: effect of timing of mortality on overcompensation in container mosquitoes
Kelsey Hawes -Effects of veterinary anesthesia on laboratory mice;
Now off to Veterinary School in Mississippi
Kasie Chappell - Effects of a protozoan parasite on responses to predators
Lesley Pinzon - Does Ascogregarina infection change the likelihood of overcompensation?
Karly Cazzato - Community effects of parasitic plants in prairies; Biostatistics (co-supervised with Vickie Borowicz)
Jessica Sutter - Local adaptation of Ascogregarina barretti and Aedes triseriatus
Kat Coburn - effect of pH on interspecific competition
Shawn Mohammed - Effects of Wolbachia infection on size and fecundity of container mosquitoes