UCR

Department of Entomology



Graduate Students




 

Ryan Arvidson

Program: Ph.D. in Biochemistry
Professor: Michael Adams
Tel:
(951) 827-4369
E-mail:ryan.arvidson@email.ucr.edu

 



Austin BakerBaker

 

Hymenoptera systematics

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: John Heraty
Tel: (951) 827-5740
E-mail:abake005@ucr.edu

 

 

 

 


Jan BelloBello

 

Chemical Ecology of Insects and Arthropods

Program: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
Professor: Jocelyn Millar
Tel: (951) 827-5812
E-mail:jan.bello@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 


Allison BistlineBistline

 

Applied Biological Control

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Mark Hoddle
Tel: (951) 827-4360
E-mail:allison.bistline@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

Sandhya Charlu

Program: Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
Professor: Anupama Dahanukar
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail: sandhya.charlu@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

Yu-Chieh Chen

Program: Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Professor: Anupama Dahanukar
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail:

 

 

 

Jonathan Clark

Program: Ph.D. in Neuroscience Professor: Anandasankar Ray Tel: E-mail: jonathan.clark@email.ucr.edu




R.Max CollignonCollignon

 

How organisms use chemical signals and cues to interact with one another and their environment.

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Jocelyn Millar
Tel:  (951) 827-2693
E-mail:robert.collignon@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah De De La RivaLa Riva

 

Impacts of environmental contaminants on insect-plant
interactions, with particular interest in their effects on
ant communities.

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: John Trumble
Tel: (951) 827-4297
E-mail:deborah.delariva@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 



DagneDemisse Duguma Demisse

Vector ecology, integrated vector management

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: William Walton
Tel: (951) 827-3918
E-mail:dagne.demisse@email.ucr.edu

  

 

 

 

DingYike Ding

Developmental effects of ETH in Drosophila

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Michael Adams
Tel: (951) 827-4369
E-mail: yding005@ucr.edu

  

 

 

 

ForthmanMichael Forthman

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Christiane Weirauch
Tel: (951) 827-5707
E-mail: michael.forthman@ucr.edu

 

 

  

 

 

 

Erica Freeman

Program: Ph.D. in Bioengineering
Professor: Anupama Dahanukar
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail: erica.freeman@email.ucr.edu

 

 


Lucy GagnonGagnon


Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Bradley Mullens
Tel: (951) 827-4336
E-mail: lgagn001@ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anindya Ganguly

Program: Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Professor: Anupama Dahanukar  and Anandasankar Ray
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail:anindya.ganguly@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 


Fatemeh GanjisaffarGanjisaffar

Biological studies on Banks grass mite predators


Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Thomas Perring
Tel: (951) 827-4518
E-mail: fatemeh.ganjisaffar@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aviva GoldmannGoldmann


Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Richard Stouthamer
Tel: (951) 827-2627
E-mail: aviva.goldmann@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 


Eric GordonGordon


Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Christiane Weirauch
Tel: (951) 827-5707
E-mail: eric.gordon@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raissa Green

Program: Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Professor: Bradley White
Tel: (951) 827-2625
E-mail:raissa.green@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

Ji Ha

Program: Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Professor: Alexander Raikhel
Tel: (951) 827-7072
E-mail: ji.ha@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

Michael Han 

Program: Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Professor: Peter Atkinson
Tel: (951) 827-3629
E-mail: michael.han@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

Brian HanleyHanley

Chemical Ecology of Insects

 
Program: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
Professor: Jocelyn Millar 
Tel: (951) 827-5812
E-mail: brian.hanley@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

John HashHash

Systematics and natural history of the millipede parasitoid genus Myriophora (Diptera: Phoridae)

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: John Heraty 
Tel: (951) 827-5740
E-mail: john.hash@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judith HerreidHerreid

Systematics and behavior of Orasema (Eucharitidae: Hymenoptera)

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: John Heraty 
Tel: (951) 827-5740
E-mail: jherr019@ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

HungKim Hung

Filth fly attraction to honeydew

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Alec Gerry
Tel: (951) 827-7054
E-mail: kim.hung@ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Johnson

Program: Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Professor: Alexander Raikhel
Tel: (951) 827-7072
E-mail:

 

 

 

 


Alex KnyshovKnyshow

 

Systematics of Heteroptera

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Christiane Weirauch
Tel: (951) 827-5707
E-mail:Aknys001@ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

Lara-ArtigaJesus Lara-Artiga

Pest management and ecology of the persea mite on avocado.

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Mark Hoddle
Tel: (951) 827-4360
E-mail: jesus.laraartiga@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Leon

Heteropteran Systematics

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Christiane Weirauch
Tel: (951) 827-5807
E-mail:   

 

 

 

LindseyAmelia Lindsey

Genetics of insect-microbe interactions and evolution.

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Richard Stouthamer
Tel: (951) 827-2627
E-mail: alind005@ucr.edu

 

  

 

 

Keira Lucas

Program: Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Professor: Alexander Raikhel
Tel: (951) 827-7072
E-mail: keira.lucas@email.ucr.edu

 

  

 

MacdonaldA. Parry Macdonald Kietzman

Honey bee decision making

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Kirk Visscher 
Tel: (951) 827-3550
E-mail: anne.macdonald@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

Nathan McConnell

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: William Walton
Tel: (951) 827-3918
E-mail: nmcco001@ucr.edu  

 

 

McDermottEmily McDermott

Trans-seasonality of bluetongue virus and its U.S. vector, Culicoides sonorensis.

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Bradley Mullens
Tel: (951) 827-4336
E-mail: emcde002@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

McNamaraSean McNamara

Program: Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Professor: J. Daniel Hare
Tel: (951) 827-3855
E-mail: sean.mcnamara@email.ucr.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McPhatterLee McPhatter



Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Alec Gerry
Tel: (951) 827-5741
E-mail: lee.mcphatter@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Meiselman

Program: Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Professor: Michael Adams
Tel: (951) 827-4369
E-mail: matthew.meiselman@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

MerkleySteven Merkley



Program: Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Professor: William Walton
Tel: (951) 827-3918
E-mail: steven.merkley@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

MerrillKore Merrill

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Erin Wilson and Dong-Hwan Choe
Tel: (951) 827-2132
E-mail: kmerr001@ucr.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MurilloAmy Murillo

Understanding ectoparasite-host interactions to improve their management on poultry

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Bradley Mullens
Tel: (951) 827-4336
E-mail: amy.murillo@email.ucr.ed

 

 

 

 

MurrayElizabeth Murray

Morphological and molecular systematics of Kapala (Eucharitidae: Hymenoptera) and their relatives

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: John Heraty
Tel: (951) 827-5740
E-mail: elizabeth.murray@email.ucr.edu

 

 

  

 

 

NeffR. Ryan Neff

Chemical ecology of social insects


Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Michael Rust 
Tel: (951) 827-5805
E-mail: richard.neff@email.ucr.edu

  

 

 

 

Aaron Olcerst

Program: Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Professor: J. Daniel Hare
Tel: (951) 827-3855
E-mail: aaron.olcerst@email.ucr.edu 

 

 

OneillSarah O'Neill

 

Community ecology, Food webs

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Matt Daugherty 
Tel: (951) 827-2246
E-mail: sdave001@ucr.edu

  

 

 

 

PereiraTiago Pereira

 

Nematode Phylogenetics, Systematics, and Ecology.

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: James Baldwin 
Tel: (951) 827-5819
E-mail: tiago.pereira@ucr.edu

 

 

 

Perry ryanRyan Perry

 

Systematics of Eulophidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea).

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: John Heraty
Tel: (951) 827-5740
E-mail: rperr003@ucr.edu

 

 

 

Sarah Perry 

Program: Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Professor: Anandasankar Ray
Tel:
(951) 827-5999
E-mail: sarah.perry@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

PhamChristine Pham

factory activated avoidance behavior in Drosophila species..

  
Program: Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Professor: Anandasankar Ray
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail: christine.pham@email.ucr.edu

  

 

 

 

RicciJames Daniel Ricci

Mosquito genomics; The genetic and genomic basis of DEET insensitivity in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes and how it applies at the population and individual levels.

  
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Bradley White
Tel: (951) 827-2625
E-mail: jricc001@ucr.edu

 

 

 

  

RodsteinJoshua Rodstein

  
Program: Ph.D. in Chemistry
Professor: Jocelyn Millar
Tel: (951) 827-5812
E-mail: joshua.rodstein@email.ucr.edu

 

 

  

 

 

Lee Sangsoo

Program: Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Professor: Michael Adams
Tel: (951) 827-4369
E-mail: lee.sangsoo@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

SchallKelsey Schall

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Mark Hoddle
Tel: (951) 827-4360
E-mail: kscha008@ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SchoellerErich Schoeller

Biological Control, IPM, Insect Behavior, Chemical Ecology.


Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Richard Redak
Tel: (951) 827-4733
E-mail: erich.schoeller@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

Patrick Schreiner

Program: Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Professor: Peter Atkinson
Tel: (951) 827-3629
E-mail: patrick.schreiner@emailucr.edu 

 

 

 

Christi Scott

Program: Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Professor:
 Anandasankar Ray 
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail: christi.scott@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

SerranoJacqueline Serrano

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Jocelyn Millar
Tel: (951) 827-5812
E-mail: jserr005@ucr.edu

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presha Shah

Program: Ph.D. in Biochemistry
Professor: Peter Atkinson
Tel: (951) 827-3629
E-mail:presha.shah@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

ShogrenChristopher Shogren

Pest Management in the Urban Forest.


Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Timothy Paine
Tel: (951) 827-4733
E-mail: cshog001@ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Siemens

Program: Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Professor: Anupama Dahanukar
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail:sarah.siemens@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

Eric Smith

Program: Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Professor: Bradley White
Tel: (951) 827-2625
E-mail: eric.smith@email.ucr.edu 

 

 

SoepronoAndrew Soeprono

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Michael Rust
Tel: (951) 827-5805
E-mail: andrew.soeprono@email.ucr.edu

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

StephensKimberly Stephens

 

Insect reproduction and biochemistry

 

Contact Info
Program: Ph.D.in Entomology
Professor:
Dr. Richard Cardullo
Tel:
(951) 827-2420
E-mail:
kimberly.stephens@email.ucr.edu

 

  

 

SunJia Sun

 

Program: Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Professor: J. Daniel Hare
Tel: (951) 827-3855
E-mail: jia.sun002@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Jing Sun

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Ring Carde
Tel: (951) 827-3162
E-mail: jsun026@ucr.edu

 

 

 

Cole Symanski

Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Rick Redak
Tel: (951) 827-4733
E-mail: csyma001@ucr.edu

 

 

TauxeGenevieve Tauxe

Mosquito attraction to human odors


Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Anandasankar Ray
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail: genevieve.tauxe@email.ucr.ed



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UmedaColin Umeda

Insect ecology

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Timothy Paine
Tel: (951) 827-4488
E-mail: colin.umeda@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

WelzelKevin Welzel

Argentine Ant Pheromones

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: Dong-Hwan Choe
Tel: (951) 827-5729
E-mail: kevin.welzel@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 Wheeler

Christopher Wheeler

Clumped mating dispersion and odor-mediate behaviors of Insects

 
Program: Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Professor: Ring Cardé
Tel: (951) 827-3162
E-mail: christopher.wheeler@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

 

WhyAdena Why

Chemical ecology: the identification of chemicals produced by fish and their role in mosquito oviposition. Ecological interactions and biological control of native fish for larval mosquito control

 
Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Professor: William Walton
Tel: (951) 827-3918
E-mail: adena.why@email.ucr.edu

 

  

 

Zev Wisotsky

Program: Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Professor: Anupama Dahanukar
Tel: (951) 827-5999
E-mail: zev.wisotsky@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

ZahnLevi Zahn

House fly dispersal

Program:  Ph.D in Entomology
Professor: Alec Gerry
Tel:  (951) 827-5741
E-mail:lzahn001@ucr.edu 

 

 

 

 

Bo Zhao

Program: Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Professor: Alexander Raikhel
Tel:  (951) 827-7072
E-mail:bo.zhao@email.ucr.edu

 

 

 

Jaclyn Zhao

Program: Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Professor:
Gregory Walker
Tel: (951) 827-5833
E-mail:
jzhou003@ucr.edu

 


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