School of
Integrative Biology

Graduate Students

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madaime2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Using machine learning and Airyscan confocal superresolution microscopy to investigate ecological and evolutionary responses of conifers in angiosperm-dominated communities. Advisor: Surangi Punyasena
portrait of Anderson, Nicholas Anderson, Nicholas

nlndrsn2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Insect community responses to conservation and restoration and native bee ecology (advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt)
portrait of Antonson, Nicholas Antonson, Nicholas

nda4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral ecology, avian brood parasitism, coevolution, and the effect of parental care on brood parasites (advisor: Mark Hauber)

Advisor: Mark E Hauber
portrait of Aubery, Rose Aubery, Rose

aubery2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Surangi Punyasena
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colbybb2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Examining genetic mechanisms influencing behavior in three-spined stickleback fish (Advisor: Alison Bell)
portrait of Bello, Lizzie Bello, Lizzie

ebello2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Bioinspired design and materials (advisor: Marianne Alleyne)
portrait of Beuchat, Gabriel Beuchat, Gabriel

beuchat2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Li-Qing Chen
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cburrou2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
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dsbush2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Navel orangeworm's relationship with Aspergillus mold (advisor: May Berenbaum)
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scapel2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
(Advisor: Ken Paige)
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chabain2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Former paleontologist puzzled by animal weaponery and the linkage between shape, function and performance; using biomechanics, ct-scanned data, and comparative anatomy (advisor: Phil Anderson)
portrait of Chakraborty, Sulagna Chakraborty, Sulagna

schkrbr4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Vector-borne diseases and epidemiology of infectious diseases, focusing on the eco-epidemiology of a tick-borne disease in India called Kyasanur Forest Disease. I want to combine my interest in infectious disease with my background in public health and microbiology as well as use One Health approaches towards disease control and prevention. (advisor: Brian Allan)
portrait of Chen, Yaping Chen, Yaping

ychen410@illinois.edu
165 Morrill Hall
217-819-2135

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Feng Sheng Hu
portrait of Clem, C. Scott Clem, C. Scott

carlc2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Tracing native pollinator communities through time using museum specimens and historical data (advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt)
portrait of Coburn, Kat Coburn, Kat

kcoburn2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Prairie restoration/conservation strategies and their effects on habitat quality and native pollinator community ecology (advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt)
portrait of Cox, Maria Cox, Maria

mlcox3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Paleogenomic analysis of immune change and function, as well as molecular identification of pathogens; particularly, how genes associated with immune function change through time, especially in populations undergoing long term stress (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
portrait of Cucalon Tamayo, Roberto Cucalon Tamayo, Roberto

rvc4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
How populations of species are evolutionarily related, and how their evolutionary history and biogeographic patterns can help us explain our current world (advisor: Milton Tan)
portrait of Curtis, Amanda Curtis, Amanda

amandac3@illinois.edu
W-421 Turner Hall

Graduate Student - PEEC
Use environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for aquatic conservation (advisor: Eric Larson)
portrait of D'Alessio, Lorenzo D'Alessio, Lorenzo M.

lmd2@illinois.edu
NRB 287

Graduate Student - PEEC
Cophylogenetics of ectoparasitic feather lice in the genus Brueelia and their endosymbionts (advisor: Kevin Johnson)
portrait of Dai, Qihong Dai, Qihong

qihongd2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Fish ecology and biology; modeling (advisor: Cory Suski)
portrait of Dana, Catherine Dana, Catherine

cdana2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Cicada conservation and natural history (advisor: Sam Heads)
portrait of Darcy, Hannah Darcy, Hannah

hdarcy2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Morphology of the salamander skull, comparative biomechanics of feePding in land-to-water transitions, and biological material properties (advisor: Phil Anderson)
portrait of De Becker, Elsa De Becker, Elsa

elsad2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Stephen Long
portrait of de Flamingh, Alida de Flamingh, Alida

deflami2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab

Graduate Student - PEEC
I use an integrative approach that combines spatial and genetic data through landscape genetics to study African elephant populations throughout southern Africa. My main research focus is conservation genetics, and in studies that employ ancient DNA analysis (advisor: Alfred Roca)
portrait of De Moya, Robert De Moya, Robert

rdemoya2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Examining the coevolution patterns between parasitic bird lice and their hosts (advisor: Kevin Johnson)
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cedean2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Ecological and genomic basis of plant-insect interactions, specifically within webworm (Depressaria spp.) and Apiaceous plant coevolutionary systems (advisor: May Berenbaum)
portrait of DeLucia, Nicholas DeLucia, Nicholas

ndeluc2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Carl J Bernacchi
portrait of Demler, Hannah Demler, Hannah

hdemler@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Investigating the role of aquaporin plasma membrane intrinsic proteins in plant responses to ozone. Advisor: Lisa Ainsworth
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doucetb2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Computational phylogenetics and the development of novel stochastic phylodynamics models and tools for the study of microbial innovations, diversification, cladogenesis, and ecology (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
portrait of Drager, Kim Drager, Kim

kdrager2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Nest architecture of soil dwelling ants (both ancient and modern) and how nest structure varies between ant species and geological environments (advisor: Andrew Suarez)
portrait of Edwards, Joseph Edwards, Joseph

jedwa9@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Perturbations of a forest nitrogen economy and its associated microbial community by invasive Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) (advisor: Wendy Yang)
portrait of Egenriether, Sada Egenriether, Sada

egenrie2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Microbial nitrogen transformations in agricultural soils (advisors: Angela Kent and Wendy Yang)
portrait of Favela, Alonso Favela, Alonso

favela3@illinois.edu
S-310 Turner Hall

Graduate Student - PEEC
Microbial community composition and ecosystem function selected by plant host in the rhizosphere. (advisor: Angela Kent)
portrait of Flenniken, Matt Flenniken, Matt

jeffryf2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Effects of environmental change on vector ecology (advisor: Brian Allan)
portrait of Fu, Jie Fu, Jie

jief3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
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jcgibso2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Evolution of trap-jaw mechanism in ants (advisor: Andy Suarez)
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sgiers2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Evolution and olfaction in Rhagoletis pomonella (advisor: Stewart Berlocher)
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mgrispo@gmail.com

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Fitness of organisms from aquatic to terrestrial (fish lenses) (advisor: Chris Cheng)
portrait of Haynes, Ellen Haynes, Ellen

haynes11@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Wildlife epidemiology; emerging fungal disease in snakes; investigating how host immune function is related to disease severity, and analyzing fungal genomic variation (advisor: Matt Allender)
portrait of Heerah, Sachin Heerah, Sachin

heerah2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Integrating the dynamic nitrogen-responsive transcriptome and metabolome in Arabidopsis thaliana.
portrait of Hernandez, Erica Hernandez, Erica

ejherna2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Ecology and management of ticks and of tick-borne diseases in residential and recreational areas near natural spaces (advisor: Chris Stone)
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emhsieh2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
The properties of phytochemicals in honeybee honey and general honeybee behavior (advisor: May Berenbaum)
portrait of Hutchinson, Sarah Hutchinson, Sarah

smhutch2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Stephen Long
portrait of Hyde, Charles Hyde, Charles

cahyde2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Plant-soil microbial interactions: the effects of bioenergy crop root exudation on microbial communities in agricultural soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)

Advisor: Wendy H. Yang
portrait of Jones, Cody Jones, Cody

cpjones2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Looking at the interplay between overcompensation and endoreduplication, specifically in the model system, soybean (advisor: Ken Paige)
portrait of Jops, Kenny Jops, Kenny

kjops2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Mathematical and modelling approaches to ecological theory including community assemblage and plant competitive interactions.

Advisor: James O'Dwyer
portrait of Kannan, Kavya Kannan, Kavya

kkannan2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
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jasonmk3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The systematics, biology and ecology of woody tissue-inhabiting, non-lichenized fungi in class Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota), with a special focus on taxa in orders Rhytismatales and Marthamycetales. These understudied fungi are ubiquitous in Northern Hemisphere temperate forests where they persist mainly as saprobes or weak parasites. Advisor: Andrew Miller
portrait of Karatgi, Ratna Karatgi, Ratna

karatgi2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Sexual selection: Intrasexual competition, mate choice, signalling and signal evolution (advisor: Becky Fuller)
portrait of Laserna Cowal, Alessa Laserna Cowal, Alessa

laserna2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Wildlife responses to anthropogenic changes, animal behavior, wildlife conservation (advisor: Ken Paige)
portrait of Lawson, Shelby Lawson, Shelby

slawson3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral ecology, breeding strategies, mate choice, vocal communication/perception in birds (advisor: Mark Hauber)
portrait of Lira Viana, Jessica Lira Viana, Jessica

liravia2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research in whether chromosome number of species might influence their growth performance and distribution in natural environments.
portrait of Long, Kira Long, Kira

kira2@illinois.edu
217 Turner Hall

Graduate Student - PEEC
Investigating the supposedly stable hybrid zone of two manakin species in Panama; examining the effects of sexual and natural selection on hybrids and parental species (advisor: Jeff Brawn)
portrait of Low, Kelsey Low, Kelsey

kmlow2@illinois.edu
79 Natural Resources Building

Graduate Student - PEEC
Emergence of Ranavirus in endangered populations of amphibians and reptile (advisors: Chris Phillips and Matthew Allender)
portrait of Luro, Alec Luro, Alec

alecl2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral & cognitive ecology, evolution, avian brood parasitism and species recognition in birds (advisor: Mark Hauber)
portrait of Martin, Duncan Martin, Duncan

dgm3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Interactive Effects of Drought and Ozone Stress on Crop Physiology and Biochemistry. Advisor: Lisa Ainsworth
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dustinm2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
portrait of McDaniel, Lauren McDaniel, Lauren

lkm4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavior, sexual selection, and speciation in killifish (advisor Becky Fuller)
portrait of McFarland, Derek McFarland, Derek

derekbm2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Ecology of tick-borne pathogens and the wildlife populations they infect within the context of climate change and human encroachment (advisor: Brian Allan)
portrait of McLean, Shay Akil McLean, Shay Akil

samclea2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Evolutionary anthropological genetics (advisor: Charles Roseman)
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zarluis2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Effects of soil nutrient availability on the development of Forest monodominance and subordinate species composition in Panama. Advisor: James Dalling
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montag2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Conservation of soil and litter dwelling insects, especially beetles (advisor: May Berenbaum)
portrait of Montes, Christopher Montes, Christopher M

cmontes3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Examining Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.] and Maize (Zea mays L.) physiological responses to elevated ozone concentrations and genetically mapping ozone response

Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
portrait of Morris, Brendan Morris, Brendan

bomorri2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Historical biogeography and systematics of Carribean treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae) (advisor: Chris Dietrich)
portrait of Murphree, Maggie Murphree, Maggie

sarahmm5@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Emergent behavior, division of labor, and social networks of honey bee colonies (advisor: Gene Robinson)
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evanan2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Distribution patterns of Plecoptera (Stoneflies) of the midwest (advisor: Ed DeWalt)
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tnjorog2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Role of insects P450s in insecticides resistance (advisors: May Berenbaum and Chris Stone)
portrait of Noel, Kylee Noel, Kylee

krnoel@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Genetic and physiological effects of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes; scientific outreach to the community to encourage citizen science (advisor: Chris Stone)
portrait of Ooi, Sean Ooi, Sean

sooi3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of nitrous oxide production and consumption in soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)
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paul9@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
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rpaul@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Modeling terrestrial biogeochemistry of different land uses in the Midwest; quantifying ecosystem services of multi-use landscapes; resolving environmental impacts of second-generation bioenergy agriculture

Advisor: Evan H. DeLucia
portrait of Pearlstein, Daniel Pearlstein, Daniel

djp@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Chemical ecology of eusocial insects, especially honeybees (advisor: May Berenbaum)
portrait of Pelech, Elena Pelech, Elena

pelech@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Elucidating the complexities of maize and soybean intercropping systems to optimize productivity and resource-use efficiencies

Advisor: Carl J Bernacchi
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sierrap2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Plant-soil feedbacks in montane neotropical forests (advisor: James Dalling)
portrait of Perrin-Stowe, Tolulope Perrin-Stowe, Tolulope

tperri2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab

Graduate Student - PEEC
African Elephant mitogenomes and phylogeography (advisor: Al Roca)
portrait of Prada Cordero, Cecilia Prada Cordero, Cecilia

cprada@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The relationship between soil nutrient availability and the diversity, composition and distribution of tree species in montane forest in Panama, and it’s consequences for ecosystem carbon cycling.
portrait of Price, Gabriel Price, Gabriel

gjprice2@illinois.edu
W-316 Turner Hall

Graduate Student - PEEC
Implications of plant-soil feedback on community composition and how species invasion can shape these interactions (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
portrait of Quebedeaux, Jennifer Quebedeaux, Jennifer

quebede2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Genetic Control of Carbon Metabolism and Water Use Efficiency as Targets to Improve Photosynthesis and Crop Yield

Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
portrait of Rayamajhi, Niraj Rayamajhi, Niraj

nirajr2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Population genomics of natural populations and computational biology (advisor: Julian Catchen)
portrait of Ricks, Kevin Ricks, Kevin

ricks3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Microbial community and evolutionary ecology, evolution of symbiosis (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
portrait of Riley, Alex Riley, Alex

abriley2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Katy Heath
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lrios@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
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mdriver3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Ecological and evolutionary drivers of morphological variation in social insect workers (advisor: Andy Suarez)
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angelgr2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Genomics, genome evolution (advisor: Julian Catchen)
portrait of Romero Valero, Ingrid Romero Valero, Ingrid

romerov2@illinois.edu
139 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-1186

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The study of the pollen morphology of 100 species from Bombacoideae (Malvaceae)
portrait of Saboowala, Sana Saboowala, Sana

sanas4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Using a multidisciplinary approach to study the ways in which trauma is physically embodied and inherited, focusing on potential epigenetic effects of border creation during the 1947 Partition of South Asia using molecular methods and oral histories (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
portrait of Scharf, Hannah Scharf, Hannah

hscharf2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral ecology, social and mating systems, avian brood parasitism (advisor: Mark Hauber)
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aschore2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research Description: Examining interactions between climate, disturbances, and the physical environment across the Alaskan tundra via analysis of permafrost degradation, tall shrub expansion, and biological feedback effects. Advisor: Mark Lara
portrait of Schwing, Cameron Schwing, Cameron

cschwin2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Effects of manipulating larval mosquito habitat on development and fitness (advisor: Carla Cáceres)
portrait of Scott, Bradley Scott, Bradley

brscott2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Early evolution of vertebrates, specifically the changes in feeding and locomotion associated with the transition from jawless to jawed vertebrates. I seek to understand these changes using paleontology, functional morphology, and biomechanics (advisor: Phil Anderson)
portrait of Seyfried, Georgia Seyfried, Georgia

gss3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Assess carbon and nitrogen storage patterns in forest stands dominated by ECM- versus AM- associated trees.
portrait of Shrivastava, Stuti Shrivastava, Stuti

shrvstv3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research in the nitrate uptake dynamics at both gene and protein level in Arabidopsis for 2 major nitrate transporters, NPF6.3 and NRT2.1.
portrait of Singh, Dilkaran Singh, Dilkaran

dilkaran@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
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rskinn2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Taxonomy, phylogenetics, and biogeography of treehoppers in Membracidae (advisor: Chris Dietrich)
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jinjins2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology

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ejsouth@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Stonefly taxonomy and systematics (advisor: Ed DeWalt)
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ks26@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Ecology, physiology, and conservation of freshwater fishes (advisors: Cory Suski and Piotr Cienciala)
portrait of Strickland, Lynette Strickland, Lynette

lrstric2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Genetic and developmental mechanisms of color variation in Cassidine beetles, it's ecological significance and how color polymorphisms are maintained in populations (advisor: Carla Caceres)
portrait of Stuart, Sarai Stuart, Sarai

saraihs2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Evolution of social life and mechanisms that underpin behaviors in the colony environment (advisor: Gene Robinson)
portrait of Sutton, Nicholas Sutton, Nicholas

nmsutto2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Modeling decision-making processes during predator-prey encounters, with a focus on optimal escape strategies in ungulates (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
portrait of Swanson, Daniel Swanson, Daniel

drswans2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Systematics of assassin bugs (advisors: Sam Heads)
portrait of Tetlie, Jonathan Tetlie, Jonathan

jtetlie2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
The lingering impact of agricultural practices on habitat restoration efforts of prairies and their effect on native bee communities (advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt)
portrait of Thomas, M. Jared Thomas, M. Jared

thomasmj@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Paleoentomology with emphasis on Tetrigidae (pygmy grasshoppers) (advisor: Sam Heads)
portrait of Torres, Jacob Torres, Jacob

jacobdt3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Native bee ecology, urban ecology, bee/pollinator health, and insect microbiomes (advisor: Adam Dolezal)
portrait of Virrueta Herrera, Stephany Virrueta Herrera, Stephany

svirru2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Ornithology and phylogentics, specifically the evolutionary patterns between birds and their parasitic feather lice (advisor: Kevin Johnson).
portrait of Wedow, Jessica Wedow, Jessica

wedow2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
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cariadw2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Wide range of research interests within palaeontology including biomechanics of vertebrates, exceptional preservation of arthropods and taphonomic processes within the fossil record (advisor: Sam Heads)
portrait of Wilson, Loralee Wilson, Loralee

ljwilso2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
(advisor: Chris Cheng)
portrait of Winnicki, Sarah Winnicki, Sarah

sarahkw2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Avian growth and development, parental care behavior, and brood parasitism (advisors: TJ Benson and Mark Hauber)
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wszalek1@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Physical and chemical compensatory responses of soybeans following damage (advisor: Ken Paige)
portrait of Yu, Li'Ang Yu, Li'Ang

liangy2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Genetics and genomics of sex chromosome evolution in spinach

Advisor: Ray Ming
portrait of Zerpa Catanho, Dessiree Zerpa Catanho, Dessiree

dpz2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Ray Ming
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chenz6@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Li-Qing Chen
portrait of Zhang, Xiaodan Zhang, Xiaodan

xiaodan5@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Ray Ming

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