In 2019 Cecilia Canizela was awarded a Grant in Aid of Research by Sigma Xi, to fund her research on effects of Wolbachia infection on competitive ability of larval mosquitoes. Cecilia is continuing her research for her senior honors thesis in Biology in my lab.
Cecilia was named Robert G. Bone Scholar in 2019. This is the most prestigious academic scholarship offered by ISU.
Finally Cecilia was the 2019 Winner of the David Borst Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate research. Congratulations to Cecilia
In 2017 Zoey Neale was awarded a Grant in Aid of Research by Sigma Xi, to fund her work on effects of multiple functionally different predators on populations of Aedes mosquito larvae. Zoey finished her MS in 2018 and her thesis won the graduate school’s Fisher Award in the Science category. She is now a PhD student in Biology at Rice University
Jennifer Breaux, Received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement grant for her work on how larval environments influence adult immunity in Aedes mosquitoes. Jennifer was a post doctoral research at Universidade Communitaria de Chapeco, Brazil, and now works for New Orleans Mosquito Control.
Two of my graduate students, Ebony Murrell (PhD 2012) and Joe Fader (MS 2011) have won awards for best presentation at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America.
Ebony won the Ecological Society of America’s 2012 Murray Buell award for best student talk at the 2011 annual meeting. Ebony also won the Sorensen award for best Dissertation at Illinois State University. Ebony completed her PhD in my lab, did post doctoral work at Wisconsin and Penn State and now works for the Land Institute.
Joe won the Ecological Society of America’s 2011 E. Lucy Braun award for the best student poster at the 2010 annual meeting. Joe completed his MS in my lab and is now a PhD student in Marine Ecology at Duke University.
Needless to say, this makes me a very proud advisor. It is great to have great students.