Laboratory Alumni

Graduate Students and Post Docs
Alumnus Degree Year Current Employer
Graduate Students
Grishma Parikh PhD 2011 California Department of Agriculture
Jon Oliver PhD 2011 University of Minnesota
Jeff Alfred MS 2011 USDA
Patrick Jennings MS 2011 Harrisvaccines, Inc.
Graduate Students with Co-Major Professors
Gretchen Paluch (Joel Coats) PhD 2009 Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Mark Mogler (Glenn Songer) PhD 2012 Harrisvaccines, Inc.
Postdoctoral Associates
Alex Osanya     Boerhinger Ingelheim
Huarong Li     Dow Agrosciences
 

 

Undergraduate Researchers
Name Program and Project Title or Research Area of Emphasis Year
Tasha Obrin

Independent Research

Biological Illustration/Video production - filarial worm life cycle

2012
Jordan Angell

Independent Research

Biological Illustration - mosquito eggs

2011
Ross Isley

Science with Practice

Mosquito population dynamics in Iowa

2011
Lisa Fraser

Independent Research

Developing RNAi for gene silencing in the nematode parasite, Brugia pahangi

2010
Patrick Jennings

Independent Research

Cloning and characterization of Aedes triseriatus Target of Rapamycin

2009
Ross Bausman

Science with Practice

Developing a technique to quantify the immune response in ticks

2009
Joe Ballenger

Independent Research

Ticks under hypoxic conditions:  a laboratory analysis

2009
Jennifer Estrada

Freshman Honors

Optimizing techniques to explore mosquito blood cell development

2008
Meagan Hennesey

Science with Practice

Lowering mosquito hemocyte numbers in the mosquito, Aedes aegypti

2008
Daniel Au

Independent research

Exploration and comparative analysis of arthropod hemocytes

Characterizing cell death events in the mosquito ovary

 

2007

2008

Erica Hellmich

Science with Practice

Exploring new means to challenge mosquito immune responses

2007
Brendan Dunphy

Undergraduate Research Assistantship and Independent research

A taxonomic checklist of the mosquitoes of Iowa

2006
Jerry Nwobodo

Independent Research

Economic theory applied to HIV

2006