Department of
Entomology

Entomology Students

Anderson, Nicholas

nlndrsn2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Insect community responses to conservation and restoration and native bee ecology (advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt)
Bush, Daniel

dsbush2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Navel orangeworm's relationship with Aspergillus mold (advisor: May Berenbaum)
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)
Dana, Catherine

cdana2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Cicada conservation and natural history (advisor: Sam Heads)
De Moya, Robert

rdemoya2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Examining the coevolution patterns between parasitic bird lice and their hosts (advisor: Kevin Johnson)
Dean, Charles

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)
Flenniken, Matt

jeffryf2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Effects of environmental change on vector ecology (advisor: Brian Allan)
Gibson, Joshua

jcgibso2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Evolution of trap-jaw mechanism in ants (advisor: Andy Suarez)
Giers, Corbyn

sgiers2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Evolution and olfaction in Rhagoletis pomonella (advisor: Stewart Berlocher)
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)
Hsieh, Edward

emhsieh2@illinois.edu

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

juma2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Understanding the ecology and behaviour of malaria and arboviral mosquitoes (advisor: Juma Muturi and Brian Allan)
Montag, William

montag2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Conservation of soil and litter dwelling insects, especially beetles (advisor: May Berenbaum)
Morris, Brendan

bomorri2@illinois.edu

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

sarahmm5@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Emergent behavior, division of labor, and social networks of honey bee colonies (advisor: Gene Robinson)
Newman, Evan

evanan2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Distribution patterns of Plecoptera (Stoneflies) of the midwest (advisor: Ed DeWalt)
Njoroge, Teresia

tnjorog2@illinois.edu

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

djp@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Chemical ecology of eusocial insects, especially honeybees (advisor: May Berenbaum)
Skinner, Rachel

rskinn2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Taxonomy, phylogenetics, and biogeography of treehoppers in Membracidae (advisor: Chris Dietrich)
South, Eric

ejsouth@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Stonefly taxonomy and systematics (advisor: Ed DeWalt)
Swanson, Daniel

drswans2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Systematics of assassin bugs (advisors: Sam Heads)
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)
Thomas, M. Jared

thomasmj@illinois.edu

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

jacobdt3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Native bee ecology, urban ecology, bee/pollinator health, and insect microbiomes (advisor: Adam Dolezal)
Williams, Cariad

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)