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Amy Brown, Professor, Entomology; Affiliate Professor, Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health
PLS 3140 | 301-405-3928 | email@example.com
Research: Agricultural Pest Management; Pesticide Technology, Assessment, and Policy; Urban, Structural, and Green Industries Pest Management.
UMD Extension Pesticide Education & Assessment Program
Paula Shrewsbury, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist
PLS 3156 | 301-405-7664 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Agricultural Pest Management; Ecology/Biological Control; Insect Pathology; Pesticide Technology, Assessment, and Policy; Urban, Structural, and Green Industries Pest Management.
Shrewsbury Lab Page
Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Assistant Professor
PLS 3158 | 301-405-3942 | email@example.com
Research: Using an epidemiological approach to understand and improve pollinator health, which involves understanding the etiology of individual diseases and large scale monitoring.
Bee Informed Project Page
vanEngelsdorp Lab Page
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Jackie Hoban, MS student, Shrewsbury Lab
Research: Investigating the effectiveness of biological control and other mortality factors on the invasive emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), along an urbanization gradient and the response of an established biological control agent, Tetrastichus planipennisi, to a novel host plant of emerald ash borer, white fringetree (Chionanthus virginucus).
Brian Lovett, PhD student, St. Leger Lab
Research: Mycology and genetics in agricultural and vector biology systems, currently analyzing mycorrhizal interactions in agricultural systems, the transcriptomics of malaria vector mosquitoes, and the genomes of entomopathogenic fungi.
Justin Rosenthal, PhD student, Yaun/Pick Lab
Research: Using the Drosophila larval visual circuit as a model to determine how synaptic activity influences development of the postysnapse in central neurons.
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Postdoctoral Research Associates
Kristopher Abell, Shrewsbury Lab
Research: Understanding fundamental ecological relationships and applying this understanding to conserve and restore natural habitats, focusing specifically on aspects of invasion biology such as biological control, multitrophic interactions, population dynamics, and ecological impacts.
Alys Jarvela, Pick Lab
Research: How developmental gene regulatory networks evolve and how transcription factors precisely regulate gene expression during development.
PLS 3186 | 301-405-2862 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Graduate Student Alumni
Grace Anderson, MS, 2017, Shultz Lab
Research: Revision of the North American Harvestman Genus Hadrobunus (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae)
Current Position: Coordinator, UMD Insect Camp, University of Maryland Department of Entomology
Olivia Bernauer, MS, 2017, vanEngelsdorp Lab
Research: The Maryland Native Pollinator Survey: combining Citizen Scientists with a specimen collection to determine the floral preferences of Maryland’s native pollinators.
Mercedes Burns, PhD, 2014, BEES, Shultz Lab
Research: Phylogenetic Exploration of Mating System Evolution in the Eastern North American Leiobunine Harvestmen (Opiliones: Sclerosomatidae)
Initial position: NSF Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hedin Lab, San Diego State University
Steve Epting, MS, MEES, Palmer Lab
Research: Using landscape metrics to predict hydrologic connectivity patterns between forested wetlands and streams in a coastal plain watershed.
Current position: Biologist with the EPA Healthy Watersheds Program and National Tribal Nonpoint Source Coordinator
Andrew Garavito, MS, 2017, vanEngelsdorp Lab
Research: Pollen Nutrition, Pesticides, and Pathogens: Interactive Effects on Honey Bee Health.
Current position: Faculty Research Assistant, vanEngelsdorp Lab, UMD Department of Entomology
Ryan Gott, PhD, 2016, Lamp/Hawthorne Lab
Research: Tying the molecular to the ecological: Gene expression as a biomarker of exposure in the amphipod Hyalella azteca.
Current position: IPM Specialist, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, PA
Jessica Grant, MS, 2016, Lamp Lab
Research: Phenology and Cold Tolerance of Megacopta cribraria: An Invasive Soybean Pest at its Northern Limit.
Current Position: Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion Contractor, Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History
Jake Hosen, PhD, 2015, MEES, Palmer Lab
Research: Alterations to headwater stream microbial communities and carbon cycling in response to environmental change.
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University
Christopher Taylor, PhD, 2016, Mitter/Dively Lab
Research: Understanding the Relationship between the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), and its symbiont, Candidatus Pantoea carbekii, with implications for stink bug management.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Alumni
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