Post Doc and Researchers

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Saumik Basu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crowder Lab FSHN 358A

Education: Ph.D. Molecular Virology, Jawaharlal Nehru University; M.S. Biotechnology, Visva Bharati University;  B.S. Human Physiology, Surendranath College and University of Calcutta

Interest: Molecular and biochemical and physiological aspects of plant-insect virus interactions

Robert Clark, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crowder Lab FSHN 358A

Education: Ph.D. Biology, Wesleyan University; M.S. Biology, Central Connecticut State University; B.S. Ecological and Evolutionary Biochemistry, Central Connecticut State University

Interest: Insect Food Web Interactions and the consequences for ecological communities



Daisy (Zhen) Fu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Snyder Lab FSHN 264

Education: Clemson University School of Agriculture

Interest: Inter- and intraspective relationship of entomopathogenic nematode. Plant defense induced by herbivorous insects.




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Javier Illan, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crowder Lab FSHN 358

Education: Ph.D Rey Juan Carlos University, M.S. Rey Juan Carlos University, B.S. Complutente University

Interest: The effects of environmental changes on biodiversity




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Nicholas Naeger, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sheppard Lab FSHN 358D

Education: PhD University of Illinois

Interest: Honey Bee Health




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Louis Nottingham, Postdoctoral Research Associate,

Education: Ph.D. Entomology, Virginia Tech; B.S. Biology, Hampden-Sydney College

Interest: Develop and test novel pest management approaches for commercial agriculture. Integrated pest management. Cultural pest management. Biological control. Plant-insect interactions.



Mark Lavine, Research Associate, Lavine Lab FSHN 63

Education: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, M.S. University of California, B.S. Northern Arizona University

Interest: Identification of mechanisms of insecticide resistance in pest insect populations.