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.
Kelly Kulhanek, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hopkins Lab
Education: Ph.D. Honey Bee Health and Management Practices, University of Maryland
Interest: Her doctoral work focused on identifying beekeeping management practices to improve colony health and survival. She also addressed obstacles to best management, including Varroa treatment effectiveness and transmission of mites between apiaries. She is excited to keep working on commercial beekeeping management practices and addressing stakeholder needs here at WSU.
Rae Olsson Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hopkins Lab
Education: Ph.D. Entomology, Washington State University; B.S. Agricultural Sciences * B.A. Community Food System Development, The Evergreen State College
Interest: Several projects including exploring honey bee overwintering, pollination in blueberries, and how honey bees and wild bees interact in agricultural settings.
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