Current Graduate Students - Fall 2014

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
Austin Bauer, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Johanne Brunet
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Christopher Bloomingdale, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Russell Groves & Damon Smith
Committee: Shawn Conley, David Hogg
Interest Area:  
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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Justin Clements, email
Program: Molecular & Environmental Toxicology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Russell Groves
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Michael Crossley, email, cv/resume
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Sean Schoville
Committee:  
Interest Area: Host plant resistance, Population genetics, Molecular ecology
Peter Devries, email, website
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2003
Advisor: Philip Townsend
Committee: David Hogg
Interest Area: Biodiversity Informatics Semantic Web
Jordan Dieckman
Program: Masters of Public Health
Start Term: Summer 2014
Advisor: Susan Paskewitz
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Michael Falk, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Kenneth Raffa & Richard Lindroth
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Xiaoping Feng, email
Program: Statistics PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Jun Zhu
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Amy Flansburg, email
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2014
Advisor: Richard Lindroth & Eric Kruger
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Shane Foye, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Shawn Steffan
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Kiley Friedrich, email
Program: Entomology and Agroecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Claudio Gratton
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Rao Fu, email
Program: Statistics PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Jun Zhu
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Andrew Helm, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Eric Kruger and Richard Lindroth
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Jeremy Hemberger, email
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.
Michael Howe, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Kenneth Raffa
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Il Hwan Kim, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Walter Goodman
Committee: Sean Schoville, Russell Groves, Kenneth Raffa, Heidi Goodrich-Blair
Interest Area: Insect physiology, bacterial genetics, molecular biology
Adam Krause, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Kenneth Raffa
Committee: Philip Townsend, Daniel Young
Interest Area:  
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
Committee: Walter Goodman, John Orrock, Diane Caporale
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Joliene Lindholm, email, website
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2007
Advisor: Walter Goodman
Committee: Sean Schoville, Susan Paskewitz, David Wassarman, Nansi Colley
Interest Area: Insect physiology, insect hormones, molecular biology, biochemistry
Rosabeth Link, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Johanne Brunet
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Reid Maier, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2013
Advisor: Robert (Chris) Williamson
Committee: Christelle Guedot, David Hogg, Daniel Young, Jed Colquhoun
Interest Area:  
Rachel Mallinger, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2011
Advisor: Claudio Gratton
Committee: Richard Lindroth, Johanne Brunet
Interest Area:  
Jordan Mandli
Program: Masters of Public Health
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Susan Paskewitz
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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
Erin McMahan, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Christelle Guedot
Committee: Shawn Steffan, Juan Zalapa, Kenneth Raffa
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Daniel Minahan, email, website
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Johanne Brunet
Committee: David Baum, Sean Schoville, Shawn Steffan, Juan Zalapa
Interest Area: I am broadly interested in the Ecology and Evolution of plant-pollinator interactions. My research is focused on the foraging behavior of diverse bee pollinators, and how environmental and landscape factors influence these behaviors.
Emma Pelton, email
Program: Entomology and Agroecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Claudio Gratton & Christelle Guedot
Committee: Randall Jackson
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Jesse Pfammatter, email
Program: Entomology PhD and Biometry MS
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
Kathryn Prince, email
Program: Entomology and Agroecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Russell Groves
Committee:  
Interest Area: Conservation of agricultural land and beneficial insects (pollinators)
Emmanuel Santa-Martinez, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Summer 2012
Advisor: Johanne Brunet
Committee: Christelle Guedot, Heathcliff Riday, Sean Schoville
Interest Area: Bees, Gene Flow, Self-Pollination, Pollination Biology, Evolution
Kari Steiger, email
Program: Entomology MS
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Daniel Young
Committee: Kenneth Raffa, Johanne Brunet
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Johnny Uelmen, email
Program: Entomology and Epidemiology 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: Christelle Guedot, Claudio Gratton, Juan Zalapa, M. Jake Vander Zanden
Interest Area: Integrated Pest Management in cranberry and other fruit crops.
Kaitlin Whitney, email, website
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Claudio Gratton
Committee: eileen Cullen, Jun Zhu, Anthony Ives, Christopher Kucharik
Interest Area: I am broadly interested in the drivers and consequences of insect population dynamics in managed systems across spatial and temporal gradients. My current research focuses on soybean aphid (Aphis glycines), an exotic pest, and its natural enemies in soybe
Khuram Zaman, email
Program: Entomology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2014
Advisor: Sean Schoville
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Chen Zhang, email
Program: Plant Pathology and Biometry MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Russell Groves
Committee: Amy Charkowski, Aurelie Rakotondrafara, Shelley Jansky, Murray Clayton
Interest Area: Potato Virus Y (PVY) management in seed potato production and application of statistical methods/tools to solve plant path problems.

Last updated September 17, 2014

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