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ADESANYA, Adekunle

Ph.D., May 2019

Research: Molecular biology especially with respect to pesticide resistance and integrated pest management.



See the source imageBLOOM, Elias

Ph.D., May 2019

Research: The stability and diversity of native pollinator communities in urban and organic farming systems.



Dane ElmquistELMQUIST, Dane

Ph.D., May 2019

Research: Chemical Ecology of Insects


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MILNES, Joshua

M.S., May 2019

Research: Parasitology with a focus on biocontrol of the Brown Mormorated stink bug, as well as the behavioral and chemical ecology of the oblique banded leaf roller through apple genotyping and integrated pest management.


Jonathan O'HearnO’HEARN, Jonathan

Ph.D., May 2019

Research: Researching different ways to design landscapes in sustainable agroecosystems to increase beneficial arthropods: natural enemies, parasitoids, and pollinators.


See the source imageORPET, Robert

Ph.D. December 2018

Research: Integrated Pest Management, Herbivory




Matthew Jones

JONES, Matthew

Ph.D., December 2018

Research: Dung Beetle- Mediated Pathogen Suppression

Whitener, Alix 1706


Ph.D., May 2018

Research: Behavior and integrated pest management of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Washington state sweet cherry.

Technical Services Manager for FMC

ASCHE, MeganMegan-Asche-e1460471076212-225x300

M.S., May 2018

Research: Comparison of pollination behavior and health of three Apis mellifoera strains

Ph.D. Program at Washington State University


Emily WineWINE, Emily

M.S., February 2018

Research: Long-Term Population Census and Nest Site Characterization of Managed Alkali Bee Population in Alfalfa Seed Production in South Central Washington



KLK in Lab (Lab website)KREY, Karol

Ph.D., June 2017

Research: Biological Controls, Integrated Pest Managed, Molecular Ecology




Ph.D., May 2017
Research: Plant-insect-virus interactions, using the pea aphid and legumes as a model system



GRULA, Courtney Grula in the field

M.S., August 2016
Research: Comparative Studies of pollinator diversity among crops and adjacent riparian habitats




Ph.D., May 2016

Research: Lethal and non-Lethel Effects of Predators on Culex Mosquitoes: Implications for Pathogen Transmission


megan taylorTAYLOR, Megan

Ph.D., May 2016

Research: Old World Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Populations: A Genetic Resource for U.S. Honey Bee Breeding



ZINNA, Robert

Ph.D., May 2016

Research: Proximate mechanisms of condition-dependent exaggerated weapon growth in the Asian rhinoceros beetle Trypoxylus Dichotomus (Kono)
CDC in Arizona


CastilloCarillo[1]CASTILLO CARRILLO, Carmen

Ph.D., December 2015

Research: Psyllid ecology and biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest

Returning to resume her position in Ecuador.


LANE, Janet

M.S., December 2015
Research: Modeling the Climatic Suitability of Fopius Arsinans and its Host Fly Bacteroceria Dorsalis



O’LEARY, Conor

M.S., December 2015




Schwarz[1]SCHWARTZ, Joseph

Ph.D., December 2015




Elizabeth D'AuriaD’AURIA, Elizabeth

M.S., August 2015

Research: Developing Decision-Support Tools for Insect Pests of Potato Crops in the Pacific Northwestern United States

Post Doc with Crowder Lab at Washington State University


MilosavljevicIvanMILOSAVLJEVIC, Ivan

Ph.D., August 2015

Research: Ecology, biology, and management of wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in Pacific Northwest cereal crops

Post Doc with Crowder Lab at Washington State University



M.S., May 2015

Research: Putting Limits on Larval Feeding Success for the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Dermacentor Andersoni)

Allen Institute of Brain Science in Seattle, WA



Ph.D, May 2015

Research: Ecological and Biological Stress Effects on the Ground Squirrel Flea, Oropsylla Montana (Siphonaptera: Certiphyllidae)

Returning to the U.S. military Navy/Air Force


Ph.D., May 2015

Research: Phytoseiids as Biological Control Agents of Phytophagous Mites in WA Apple Orchards

Post Doc researcher at Cornell University

LIU, Si-Pei

M.S., May 2015

Research: Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) from Europe and the US

Ph.D. program at a University in Germany



Ph.D., May 2015

Research: Biotic Factors Affecting Tick Blood Feeding: Exploring Interactions of Deer Mice and Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks


HUST, James

M.S., May 2015

Research: Functional Analyses of Fat Signaling Genes During Exaggerated Horn Growth in the Asian Rhinoceros Beetle Trypoxylus Dichotomus (Coleoptra: Scarabaeidae)

Government agency in Oregon


HERMA, Amalia

Posthumous, Ph.D., May 2015

Research: Characterization of Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms in the Western Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus Hesperus Knight (Hemiptera:Miridae)



BoyleNatalieBOYLE, Natalie

Ph.D., May 2015

Research: Pollinator-Mediated Gene Flow in and Among Fields of Alrfalfa Produced Seeds

Post Doc with Doug Walsh

Mustafa[1]MUSTAFA, Tariq

Ph.D., December 2014
Research: Comparative Biology of Potato Psylid Bactericera Cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae) Haplotypes

Post Doc at USDA/ARS Wapato, WA

HOPKINS, Brandon

Ph.D., May 2014

Research: Artificial Reprodcutive Techniques in Honey Bees: Sperm Cell Phusiology, Semen Collection and Storage

Manager for WSU Apiculture Laboratory

Amelia JordanJORDAN, Amelia

M.S., May 2014

Research: A Qualitative Survey of Native Bees in and Near Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) Seeds in Washington State

Ph.D. program at Oregon State University




M.S., May 2014

Research: Individual- and Population-level Toxicity of the New Generation Insecticide, Rynaxypyr to the Cladoceran, Ceriodaphnia dubia

Returned to China


Ph.D., May 2014

Research: Assessing Transportation Impacts to Alkali Bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) and Alfalfa See Production in the Walla Walla Valley

Post Doc at Oregon State University-Hermiston Ag. Res. & Ext Ctr.


RAYL, Ryan

M.S., December 2013

Research: Efficacy of Nanophyes marmoratus Goeze (Coleoptera: Brentidae) attack on Lythrum salicaria L. (Lythraceae) seed production and population dynamics in Eastern Washington

Fellowship in PhD program at Lincoln University in New Zealand



M.S., December 2013 

Research: Acaricide Resistance of the Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus Urticae) in Pacific NW Hops


CoslorCharlieCOSLOR, Charlie

M.S., August 2013

Research: Effeccts of Neoicotinoids on Adult and Immature Drosophila Suzukii in the Laboratory and in an Experimental Blueberry Field

Ph.D. Program at Michigan State University


PearsonColePEARSON, Cole

M.S., August 2013

Research: Characterization and Correlation of Electrical Penetration Graph (EPG) Waveforms of the Psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae)

Marrone Biological Innovations, Davis, CA



Ph.D., May 2013

Research: Pheromone-Based Monitoring of Pseudococcus maritimus & Intra- and Interspecific Vector Efficiency of Parthenolecanium corni & Pseudococcus maritimus Among & Between Vitis x labruscana L and Vitis vinifera

                                  Post doc at University of California-Davis


LYNCH, Christine

Ph.D., May 2013

Research: Exploring Consumption by Two Generalist Hemipteran Predators in Potatoes Using Molecular Gut Content Analysis and Behavioral Studies

Post doc at University of Hawaii


NiedbalaJohnNIEDBALA, John “Jack”

M.S., May 2013

Research: Biology of a Little Known Weevil Polydrusus impressifroms Gyllenhal(1834) Coleoptera: Curculionidae In an Irrigate Hybrid Poplar Plantation In the PNW

Research Tech in Crops and Soils at Washington State University



Ph.D., May 2013

Research: Terrestrial Insect Communities and Novel Pest Management Strategies in PNW Hybrid Poplar Plantations

Scientist at GreenWood Industries in Oregon


VanderVlietVANDER VLIET, Anne

M.S., May 2013

Research: Effects of Host Immunity, Pathogen Infection & Environmental Factors on the Fitness of the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Dermacentor andersoni)

Las Cruces, NM, Dangerous/Exotic Animal Control



M.S., December 2012

Research: Effects of Pesticides and three Sulfur-Based Products on Integrated Mite Management in Washington State

 PhD program at University of Idaho


VILAIRE, Auriel-Robert

M.S., December 2012

Research: Effects of Host Immunity, Pathogen Infection & Environmental Factors on the Fitness of the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick (Dermacentor andersoni)

Software developer at Randstand


BoyleNatalieBOYLE, Natalie

M.S., May 2012

Research: Sublethal Effects of Brood Comb Pesticide Residues on Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colony Health

Ph.D. Program at Washington State University


OLSEN, Matthew

M.S., May 2012


Sales position in Oregon.



Ph.D., May 2012

Research: Diversity by design: Exploring the use of trap crops and companion plants to control Phyllotreta cruciferae, the crucifer flea beetle, in broccoli

Accepted a position with Rutgers University Extension Service



M.S., May 2012

Research: Effects of Flight and Sublethal Pesticide Residues on Codling Moth, Cydia Pomonella (Linnaeus), Obliquebanded Leafroller, Chorioneura Rosaceana (Harris), and Convergent Ladybird Beetle, Hippodamia Convergens (Guérin-Méneville)

Working at WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center with Vince Jones



M.S, December 2011

Research: Manipulation of Soil Temperatures to Influence Brood Emergence in the Alkali Bee (Nomia Melanderi Cockerell)

Ph.D. program at Washington State University



DEL POZO, Alejandaro

M.S., December 2011

Research: Describing the Natural History & Control of Two Defoliators (Orthosia hibisci & Gluphisia septentrionis) in the PNW Hybrid Poplars

PhD Program at North Carolina St. at Raleigh


GONTIJO, Lessando

Ph.D., December 2011

Research: Integrated Biological Control of Woolly Apple Aphid in WA

Post-doc position in Brazil



M.S., December 2011

Research: Effectiveness of Reduced-Cost Management of Green Peach Aphid in Potato with Single Treatment Seed-Applied Neonicotinoid Insecticide, and Definition and Linkage of Parasitoid Guilds of Aphids in Potatoes and Rabbitbrush in WA State


WIMAN, Nikolai

Ph.D., December 2011

Research: Ecology of Tachinid Parasitoids (Diptera) and Biological Control of Leafroller Pests (Tortricidae) in WA Tree Fruit

Post-Doc at Oregon State Univ



M.S., May 2011

Research: Vector Efficiency of the Potato Psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) in Zebra Chip Disease Epidemiology: The Effects of Life Stage, Inoculation Access Period and Vector Density

 Frito-Lay Co. doing potato research Rhinelander, MI



Ph.D., May 2011

Research: Resource Partitioning by Predators Impacts Insect Communities

Lecturer at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia


ZHOU, Changqing

M.S., May 2011

Research: Identification of Lygus Bugs by DNA Barcoding for Integrated Pest Management

Research Assistant at University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign


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