Dr. Christina Grozinger Principal Investigator

Dr. Christina Grozinger

Principal Investigator

Dr. Dave Galbraith Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Dave Galbraith

Postdoctoral Researcher

Emily Erickson Ph.D. Candidate

Emily Erickson

Ph.D. Candidate

Dr. Mehmet Ali Doke Postdoctoral Reseacher

Dr. Mehmet Ali Doke

Postdoctoral Reseacher

Ryan Reynolds M.Sc. Student

Ryan Reynolds

M.Sc. Student

Rong Ma Ph.D. Candidate

Rong Ma

Ph.D. Candidate

Tyler Jones Ph.D. Candidate / Button-Waller Graduate Fellow

Tyler Jones

Ph.D. Candidate / Button-Waller Graduate Fellow

Dr. Maggie Douglas Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Maggie Douglas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Doug Sponsler Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Doug Sponsler

Postdoctoral Researcher

Katy Evans Research Technologist

Katy Evans

Research Technologist

Melanie Kammerer Ph.D Candidate  

Melanie Kammerer

Ph.D Candidate

 

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LAB ALUMNI

FORMER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Freddie-Jeanne Richard, PhD (2005-2008) 
    Associate Professor, Department of Biology Organisms and Populations, University of Poitiers
Kevin Donohue, PhD (2008-2009) 
    Senior Team Leader, Syngenta
Amy Toth, PhD (2008-2010) 
    Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Sarah Kocher, PhD (2008-2009) 
    Associate Research Scholar, Lewis Sigler Genomic Institute, Princeton University
Fabio Manfredini, PhD (2009-2013) 
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London
Elina Lastro-Niño, PhD (2012-2014) 
    Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Etya Amsalem, PhD (2012-2016) 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Penn State
Clare Rittschof, PhD (2014-2015, co-mentored with G.E. Robinson) 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

Brendon Fussnecker, PhD (2005-2009) Company
    Account Director, Flywheel Partners
Sarah Kocher, PhD (2005-2009) 
    Associate Research Scholar, Lewis Sigler Genomic Institute, Princeton University
Elina Lastro-Niño, PhD (2007- 2012) 
    Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis
Holly Holt, PhD (2009-2015) Company
    Science Coordinator, Monarch Joint Ventures
Daliris Ramírez-Burgos (2009-2010)
    BSc student in Petroleum Engineering Technology, Australian College of Kuwait
Dennis vanEngelsdorp, PhD (2008-2010) 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland
Jessica Richards (2010-2013)
    Research Technician, USDA Forest Service
Gabriel Villar, PhD (2010-2016) 
    Postdoctoral researcher with Etya Amsalem, Penn State
Anthony Vaudo, PhD (2011-2016) 
    Postdoctoral researcher with Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Penn State
Mario Padilla (2013-2014) 
    Curatorial Entomologist, Butterfly Pavilion
Alex McMenamin (2013-2015) 
    PhD graduate student, Montana State University
Aine O'Sullivan (2014-2016)
    MSc student in Biotechnology, Penn State    

Undergraduate Student Researchers

North Carolina State University

Sandhya Advani, NCSU, Psychology, 2012 (2008-2010)

      NCSU HHMI Rise Scholar

Theresa Crowgey, NCSU Biological Sciences 2010  (2006-2007)

      NCSU HHMI Rise Scholar

      NCSU Park Scholar

Philip Durham, NCSU Biochemistry 2007 (2006- 2007)

Patrick Fischer, NCSU Biochemistry 2006(2004-2006)

      Co-author on two peer-reviewed manuscript

      Poster at 2005 and 2006 NCSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Jacob Hampton, NCSU Biochemistry 2006(2005-2006)

      Co-author on one peer-reviewed manuscript

      Poster at 2005 NCSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Eli Hornstein, Enloe High School/North Carolina School of Science and Math (2007)

      1st place Biology poster, NC Regional Science Fair. Raleigh, NC

      Presented poster at NC State Science Fair. Raleigh, NC

Kelly Hutcherson, NCSU Biochemistry 2007(2005-2006)

      NCSU Undergraduate Research Award

      Poster at 2006 NCSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Sarah Jones, NCSU Zoology 2010 (2007-2008)

      NCSU Undergraduate Research Award

Lillian King, Entering freshman at Wake Forest University (2007)

David Overman, NCSU Biological Sciences 2011  (2007)

Poster at 2007 NCSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Matt Mayer, NCSU Biological Sciences 2008 (2005)

Alex McKenzie, NCSU Biological Sciences 2008(2008)

      Co-authored one peer-reviewed manuscript

Jennifer Pettite, NCSU Zoology 2008  (2007)

Nabila Rouf, NCSU Zoology 2008(2006-2008)

      NCSU Undergraduate Research Award

      NCSU Park Scholar

      Poster at 2007 NCSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

      Co-authored one peer-reviewed manuscript

Haru Yamamoto, Duke University, Biology 2009 (2007)

 

Penn State University

Dionisio Acosta. PSU SROP Program (2010)

Dustin Betz. Biology 2014 (2012)

Victoria Bolden.  Horticulture 2015 (2014)

      2014 Dutch Gold Undergraduate Scholarship for Research on Honey Bees.

ENT496 project, co-advised with graduate student A. Vaudo: Honey bees Foraging onNative and Non-native Plants in the Lamiaceae (Mint) Family

David Galbraith. PSU Biology 2010 (2009-2010)

      ENT 497 Project: DNA methylation levels differ across species, castes and developmental stages       of eusocial bees and wasps.

Alexandra Herestofa. PSU Animal Science 2014 (2011). 

      2011 Dutch Gold Undergraduate Scholarship for Research on Honey Bees.

Caroline Hozza.  Biology(Vertebrate Physiology); Psychology, 2014 (2012-present)

Justin Malloy.  PSU Biology 2011 (2010-2011)

      ENT 497 Project: Survey of honey bee colonies in East Africa for parasitization with Nosema           microsporidia

Mariam Khraibani.  Toxicology 2013 (2012)

Alex McMenamin.  Immunology and Infectious Disease, 2015 (2012-2013)

      2013 Dutch Gold Undergraduate Scholarship for Research on Honey Bees

      2014 Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Research Award

Stephanie Damaris Narvaez.  PSU Animal Science and Business Management 2011 (2009)

Jessica Preston.  PSU Schreyer Honors College, Biology 2013 (2010)

      ENT 497H Project: Host-parasite interactions between Nosema and honey bees

Megan Snyder. Immunology and Infectious Disease 2015 (2012). 

      2012 Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Research Award

      2012 Dutch Gold Undergraduate Scholarship for Research on Honey Bees

      ENT 486 Project: Nutritional Deprivation in Nosema Infected Drones

Janet Teeple. PSU Anthropology 2011 (2010)

Bekki Waskovich. Wildlife and Fisheries Science 2014 (2012)

Marin McArthur. PSU Wildlife Science 2014 (2014)

Henry Klesper. Animal Science/Pre-Vet 2016 (2014)

Edwin Hochstedt. General Science 2015 (2014)

Paul Schreiber. Biology 2015 (2014)

Megan Wolfson.  Psychology 2015 (2015)

      Apes Valentes Undergraduate Research Award (2015)

Liam Farrell.  Plant Science 2016 (2015)

      Apes Valentes Undergraduate Research Award (2015)

      Dutch Gold Undergraduate Scholarship in Honey Bee Health (2015)

Sid Curralo.  University of Delaware (2016)

      Supported by funds from Institute of International Education (IIE)

Grace Billy (2016)

      Ecosystem Science and Management 2019

      Apes Valentes Undergraduate Research Award 2016

Tim Groh (2016)

      Psychology 2017

      Apes Valentes Undergraduate Research Award 2016

Sarah McTish (2015-2016)

      Agriculture Sciences 2017

      Dutch Gold Undergraduate Scholarship in Honey Bee Health 2016

Max Glines (2016)

      Environmental Science Engineering 2019

Zach Schumber (2016)

      Wildlife and Fisheries Science 2019

Simone Pope (2016)

      Biology 2020