Current Graduate Students - Fall 2013

The following graduate students are pursuing a degree in Entomology or are advised by a Entomology faculty member. For information about the Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) please visit the EGSA webpage.

Rachel Arango, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Kenneth Raffa
Committee: Daniel Young, Cameron Currie, Mark Berres, Garret Suen
Interest Area: Characteristics of termite populations in Wisconsin which include evaluation of genetic similarity using AFLP, interactions between termites and microorganisms and how they might play a role in protecting the colony
Christopher Bloomingdale, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Russell Groves & Damon Smith
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Craig Brabant, email, website
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2003
Advisor: Daniel Young
Committee: Mark Berres, Denis Brothers, David Hogg, Robert Jeanne
Interest Area: Taxonomy and systematics of aculeate Hymenoptera, especially Mutillidae
Benjamin Bradford, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Russell Groves
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Wesley Brooks, email
Program: Statistics PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Jun Zhu
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Hilary Bultman, email
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Richard Lindroth
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Elissa Chasen, email, website
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: Eileen Cullen
Committee: Daniel Undersander, Kenneth Raffa, David Hogg, Carrie Laboski
Interest Area: Integrated pest management for Potato Leafhoppers in alfalfa
Justin Clements, email
Program: Molecular & Environmental Toxicology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Que Lan
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Michael Crossley, email, website
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Spring 2012
Advisor: David Hogg
Committee: Russell Groves, Kenneth Raffa, Andrew Bent
Interest Area: Plant resistance to aphids, aphid genomics and biotype evolution
Anna Deutsch, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Spring 2012
Advisor: Shawn Steffan
Committee: David Hogg, R. Christopher Williamson, Christelle Guedot, Jed Colquhoun
Interest Area: Mating disruption as a method of pest management in cranberry
Peter Devries, email, website
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2003
Advisor: David Hogg
Committee: Robert Jeanne, Susan Paskewitz, Lyric Bartholomay, Philip Townsend
Interest Area: Biodiversity Informatics Semantic Web
Xiaoping Feng, email
Program: Statistics PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Jun Zhu
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Rao Fu, email
Program: Statistics PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Jun Zhu
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Hannah Gaines, email, website
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Summer 2009
Advisor: Claudio Gratton
Committee: Russell Groves, Donald Waller, Volker Radeloff, Neal Williams
Interest Area: Landscape ecology, agroecology, ecosystem services, pollination, native bees, habitat fragmentation
Kari Gullickson, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Daniel Young
Committee: Kenneth Raffa, Johanne Brunet
Interest Area:  
Jeremy Hemberger, email, website
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Claudio Gratton
Committee:  
Interest Area: Native pollinator ecology, ecosystem modeling, community and landscape ecology, sustainable agriculture, insect conservation, invasive species dynamics
Natalie Hernandez, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Summer 2010
Advisor: Russell Groves
Committee: Daniel Young, David Hogg
Interest Area: Aphid flight dynamics in correlation with the spread of potato virus Y in commercial Wisconsin potatoes.
Julia Janicki, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Spring 2011
Advisor: Daniel Young
Committee: Kenneth Raffa, David Hogg
Interest Area:  
Il Hwan Kim, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Que Lan
Committee: Walter Goodman, Russell Groves, Kenneth Raffa, Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Interest Area: Microbial pesticide, insect physiology, microbial symbiosis, molecular biology
Adam Krause, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Kenneth Raffa
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Scott Larson, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Susan Paskewitz
Committee: Jun Zhu, Kenneth Raffa, Eric Kruger, Philip Townsend
Interest Area: Vector-borne diseases, ecology of disease, Lyme disease, GIS
Junho Lee, email
Program: Statistics PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Jun Zhu
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Xia Lee, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Susan Paskewitz
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Joliene Lindholm, email, website
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2007
Advisor: Walter Goodman
Committee: Que Lan, Susan Paskewitz, David Wassarman, Nansi Colley
Interest Area: Insect physiology, insect hormones, molecular biology, biochemistry
Reid Maier, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2013
Advisor: Robert (Chris) Williamson
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Rachel Mallinger, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2011
Advisor: Claudio Gratton
Committee: Richard Lindroth, Johanne Brunet
Interest Area:  
Ann Marsh, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Daniel Young
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Charles Mason, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2008
Advisor: Kenneth Raffa
Committee: Claudio Gratton, Brent McCown, Cameron Currie, Jean-Michel Ane
Interest Area: Plant-herbivore interactions, symbiosis, defoliation
Jessica Mayry, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Daniel Young and David Hogg
Committee: Ann MacGuidwin
Interest Area: Ground beetle diversity in agroecosystems- a project of the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trials
Erin McMahan, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Christelle Guedot
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Daniel Minahan, email
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Johanne Brunet
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Glen Obear, email
Program: Entomology and Soil Science MS
Start Term: Spring 2011
Advisor: Robert (Chris) Williamson
Committee: Douglas Soldat, Daniel Young
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Emma Pelton, email
Program: Entomology and Agroecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Claudio Gratton & Christelle Guedot
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Jesse Pfammatter, email
Program: Biometry MS and Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2007
Advisor: Kenneth Raffa
Committee: Claudio Gratton, Daniel Mahr, Nancy Keller, Anthony Ives
Interest Area: Phoretic mites communities found on Ips pini and other wood boring beetles in Wisconsin red pine stands
Vera Pfeiffer, email
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Johanne Brunet
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Emmanuel Santa-Martinez, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Summer 2012
Advisor: Johanne Brunet
Committee: Christelle Guedot, Heathcliff Riday
Interest Area: Gene Flow, Pollination Biology, Evolution and Genetics
Christopher Steward, email
Program: Masters of Public Health
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Susan Paskewitz
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Margaret Thairu, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Summer 2011
Advisor: Johanne Brunet
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Johnny Uelmen, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Kenneth Raffa & Richard Lindroth
Committee: Eric Kruger, Ezra Schwartzberg
Interest Area: Climate change and population source affects on Forest Tent Caterpillar egg hatch
Janet Van Zoeren, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Summer 2013
Advisor: Shawn Steffan
Committee:  
Interest Area: I am interested in researching and promoting pest management strategies which encourage environmental health while also supporting the farmer's bottom line. More specifically, I am currently looking at the effects of flooding in cranberries on natural ene
Kaitlin Whitney, email, website
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Claudio Gratton
Committee:  
Interest Area: Soybean aphid population dynamics across Wisconsin; insect ecology; population biology; IPM; biofuels; generalist natural enemies; biological control; Darwinian agriculture
Chen Zhang, email
Program: Biometry MS and Plant Pathology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Russell Groves
Committee: Amy Charkowski, Aurelie Rakotondrafara, Shelley Jansky, Jun Zhu
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Last updated October 17, 2013

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