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Alumni

  • Bernice DeMarco
  • Rachel Olson, Ph.D. 2013. Molecular taxonomy of Dermestidae. Current employment: Lecturer, Center for Learning Innovation, University of Minnesota, Rochester.
  • Liu Yang, MS 2012. Genetic structure of the pinyon pine beetle, Ips confusus (LeConte) during an outbreak. Current employment: Ph.D. student in mosquito molecular physiology at The Ohio State University.
  • Aaron Smith, Ph.D. 2010. Systematics of Asidine darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae). Assistant Professor and Curator Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity.
  • Alicia Bray, Ph.D. 2010.  Population genetics of the emerald ash borer. Co-advisor with Jim Smith. Current employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Central Connecticut State University.
  • Sarah Smith, MS. 2009. Revision of Camptocerus (Scolytinae: Scolytini). Ph.D. (2013) in bark beetle evolutionary biology and systematics from Michigan State University. Current employment: Research Associate of Entomology, United States National Museum and Adjunct Curator of the A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection.
  • Jiri Hulcr, Ph.D. 2009. Diversity and systematics of ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae, Platypodinae) with emphasis on Xyleborina. Current employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry, University of Florida, Gainesville. See Jiri's Ambrosia Symbiosis page.
  • Stephanie Dole, Ph.D. 2008. Biodiversity of tropical Scolytinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Current employment: Research associate at California Academy of Sciences.
  • Paul Tinerella, Post-Doctoral Researcher, 2006-07. Current employment: Collection Manager, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota.
  • Katrina Menard, MS 2006. Population genetic structure of pine cone beetles (Scolytinae: Conophthorus). Current employment: Collection Mananger at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History of the University of Oklahoma.
  • Glene Mynhardt, MS 2006. Genetic structure of pecan weevils (Curculio caryae) among natural forests and plantations of pecan (Carya illinoenesis). Ph.D. (2012) in Ptinidae systematics from Ohio State University. Current employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Hanover College, Indiana.
  • Joseph Gillespie, Ph.D. 2005. Structure-based methods for the phylogenetic analysis of ribosomal molecules. Current employment: Computational Biologist at Virginia Bioinformatic Institute, Virginia Tech University.
  • Jessica Usener, MS 2004. Phylogenetic revision of desert fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampryidae). Current employment: Mother of two.
  • Ryan Caesar, MS 2003. Population structure of Acrotrichis xanthocera (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae) in the Klamath Ecoregion of Northern California, inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence variation. Ph.D. (2012) in Odonata systematics from Ohio State University. Current employment: Assistant Professor, Schreiner University, Texas.