BLOOM, Elias – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: David Crowder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: The stability and diversity of native pollinator communities in urban and organic farming systems.
Project: Native Pollinators Project
Education: B.S. University of Nebraska, Lincoln
BOYLE, Natalie – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Doug Walsh Email: email@example.com
Interest: Honey bee colony health
Project: Effects of sublethal pesticide residues on honey bee colony health
Education: B.S. Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, 2009
CASTILLO CARRILLO, Carmen Isabel – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: William E. Snyder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Biological control of pests
Project: Ecologically-based pest management in potatoes
Education: B.S. Agronomy, Universidad Central del Ecuador; M.S. Entomology, Wageningen University & Research Centre (The Netherlands)
CHISHOLM, Paul – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: David Crowder
Interest: Invertebrate diversity/behavior in various landscapes; identification of synthetic chemicals that mask/mimic volatiles/pheromones; natural enemy ecology; effects of land management on diversity.
Project: Plant-insect-virus interactions, using the pea aphid and legumes as a model system.
Education: B.S. 5/2011 Biology, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.
Advisor: David Crowder Email: email@example.com
Interest: The role of predator biodiversity on herbivore behavior and immunity to pathogens.
Education: B.S, Conservation Biology at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Advisor: Walter S. Sheppard Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Background in arbovirus surveilance, utilizing mosquito & sentinel sampling
Education: B.A. University of California, Berkeley
Advisor: Doug Walsh & Laura Lavine Email: email@example.com
Interest: Agricultural Pests, Toxicology, and Integrated Pest Management
Project: Characterization of insecticide resistance mechanisms in the western tarnished plant bug, Lycus Hesperus knight (Hemiptera; Miradae)
Education: B.S. in Plant Pests and Diseases; M.S. in Entomology, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
HOPKINS, Brandon - Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Walter S. Sheppard Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project: Developing improved methods for the cryopreservation of honey bee semen. Investigating the evolution of different reproductive strategies.
Education: B.S. Education, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, 2005; M.S. Biology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, 2008
JONES, Cami – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Jeb Owen EMail: email@example.com
Interest: Ecological immunology of host-ectoparasite systems
Project: Ecological immunology of the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick – Deer Mouse system
Education: B.S. Biological Sciences, Washington State University, 2010
JONES, Matthew – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: William E. Snyder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Agroecology, biodiversity, dung beetle ecology/taxonomy, food safety
Project: Dung Beetle – Mediated Pathogen Suppression
Education: B.S. Garder-Webb University; M.S. University of Maine
KREY, Karol – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Bill Snyder Email: email@example.com
Interest: Biological Controls, Integrated Pest Management, Molecular Ecology
Project: Two-spotted spider mite ecology and control in potatoes.
Education: B.S. Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida
LONG, Jason – M.S. Student
Advisor: Walter S. Sheppard Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Insect mediated pollination; Apiculture, Integrated Pest Management
Project: Controlled atmosphere indoor wintering of Apis mellifera
Education: B.S. University of Hawaii
MEADOWS, Amanda – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Bill Snyder Email: email@example.com
Interest: Community ecology of medically-important misquitoes.
Project: Examining lethal and non-lethal effects of predators on culex mosquitoes and implications of pathogen transmission
Education: B.A. Biology, Transylvania University
MILOSAVLJEVIC, Ivan – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: David Crowder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Agricultural Engineering, Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control, Insect-Plant Interactions, Applied Entomology, and Plant Pathology.
Project: Ecology and biology of wireworms in wheat cropping systems.
Education: B.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia; M.S. Agricultural Engineering/phytomedicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia
PIRANEO, Tara – M.S. Student
Advisor: Doug Walsh Email: email@example.com
Interest: plant-insect interactions; pest and disease management
Project: Evaluating synergists for improved insecticide/miticide efficacy.
Education: B.A. Biology, University of San Diego, 2010
RAYL, Ryan – M.S. Student
Advisor: Gary L. Piper Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: biological control; insect taxonomy in Eastern Washington
Project: Impact on and by Nanophyes Marmoratus on Lythrum Salicaria
Education: B.S. Eastern Michigan University
Advisor: Elizabeth Beers Email: email@example.com
Interest: Tritrophic interactions, biological control, integrated pest management, acarology, animal behavior
Project: Biology and diversity of phytoseiid mites and their potential as biological control agents.
Education: B.S Biology, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
STRONG, Adam – Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Walter S. Sheppard Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Honey bee genetics, reproduction, and germplasm cryopreservation
Project: Genetic diversity of Old and New World honey bees
Education: B.S. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; M.S. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Advisor: Doug Walsh Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Biology, ecology
Project: Environmental mitigation efforts with the alkali bee and it’s economic benefit to alfalfa seed producers in the Walla Walla Valley.
Education: B.S. Entomology, Purdue University 2009; M.S. Entomology Washington State University 2011
Advisor: Elizabeth Beers Email:
Interest: Integrated Pest Management, Resistance, & Biological Control
Project: Spotted Wing Drosophila
Education: B.S. Biology/Anthropology & Minor in Women’s Studies Western Washington University
Advisor: Jeb Owen Email: email@example.com
Interest: Resistence / Immunology to blood feeding ectoparasites
Project: Resistance in deer mice to RMWD
Education: B.S. Entomology, Washington State University
Advisor: Laura Corley Lavine Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest: Evolution and developmental biology; functional genomics; evolution of morphological novelties
Project: Elaborate head horns in the Japanese Rhinoceros beetle Trypoxylus dichotomus. Investigating the role the conserved patterning genes play in growth of horn imaginal tissue.
Education: B.S. Science, Winthrop University 2009; Research at Medical University of South Carolina