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.
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
Amanda Meier, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Synder’s Lab FSHN 264
Education: Ph.D. Univeristy of Michigan, B.S. Muhlenberg College
Interest: Studying how microbial communities shape multitrophic interactions among plants, herbivores, and their natural enemies and agricultural systems.
Nicholas Naeger, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sheppard Lab FSHN 358D
Education: PhD University of Illinois
Interest: Honey Bee Health
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.
Robert Schaffer, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crowder Lab FSHN 358A
Education: Ph.D. Dartmouth College, B.S. University of Pittsburg
Interest: Cross-kingdom interactions involving plants, polinators, and microbes in natural and agricultural systems
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.