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Pullman Post Doc and Researchers

Post Doctoral Research Associates

Ge Zhang, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hopkins Lab

Education: Ph.D. Entomology, Iowa State University

Interest: He is now studying how honey bee health is affected when they are moved from California to Washington State for pollinating specialty crops such as almond, blueberry, apple and canola.



Gengping Zhu, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crowder Lab

Education: Ph.D. Zoology, Nankai University

Interest: Interested in distributional ecology and is familiar with applications of correlative ecological niche modeling in conservation biogeography. He is using this tool to resolve problems in invasion and conservation biology.



Savannah Bartel, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crowder Lab

Education: Ph.D. & B.S University of Wisconsin

Interest:Savannah is evaluating the cascading effects of Tasmanian devil declines on scavenging food webs and carrion decomposition



Diego Rincon, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crowder Lab

Education: Ph.D. Entomology, The Ohio State University

Interest: His broad interest is understanding the mechanisms and patterns that increase sustainability in agricultural systems. His background is associated with the analysis and modeling of predator-prey interactions and vector-borne pathogens in agroecosystems. He is currently focused on the development of decision-making tools for pest management at various spatial scales.



LavineMark Lavine, Research Associate, Lavine Lab FSHN 263

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.

Saumik Basu, Staff Scientist, 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