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Brian Allan
Principal Investigator
Brian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology and School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Meet the PI

   
Andrew Mackay
Posdoctoral Associate
Andrew joined the lab from the CDC in January 2012. He is designing several projects revolving around the consequences of human land-use and environmental change for the transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne diseases.
   
Page Fredericks
Lab Manager
Page supervises all aspects of the molecular lab. She is also an exceptional artist and decorates the lab in her spare time.
   

Allie Gardner
PhD Student
Allie will be joining the lab in May 2012 to start her dissertation research. She will be co-advised by Brian and Juma Muturi from the Illinois Natural History Survey.

Undergraduates

Dan Girzadas
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dan is currently working in the lab and preparing for a busy field season on the tick crew.
   
Tyler Hedlund
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Tyler is currently a student in "Biology of Diseases Vectors" and preparing for a busy field season on the mosquito crew.
   

Natalie Pawlikowski
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Natalie is currently working in the lab and preparing for a busy field season on the tick crew.

Friends of the Lab
Brett Bayles
Saint Louis University
Brett is a PhD student in Public Health at Saint Louis University, where he is studying the consequences of human perceptions of tick-borne disease risk for their avoidance and precautionary behaviors across a gradient in human land-use and tick-borne disease risk and incidence.
   
Johnny Yu
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Johnny is finishing up an MS at UIUC in honeybee metagenomics while conducting an RA in the Allan lab in molecular research on tick-borne diseases.
   

Alumni

Sarah Andermann
Vet School Intern

Currently:
Vet Student
UIUC

Steven Gainey
Technician

Currently:
Undergraduate
UIUC

 


 


Ronald Stewart
Technician

Currently:
Undergraduate
UIUC

Brett Decker
Undergraduate

Currently:
Field Technician
Tyson Research Center

       

Akhila Narla
Undergraduate

Currently:
Undergraduate
Washington University

Jeremy Pivor
Undergraduate

Currently:
Undergraduate
Washington University

       

Alexa Fritzsche
Research Tech

Currently:
PhD student
University of Georgia

Carolyn Hilliard
Research Tech

Currently:
Research tech
St Louis University

       

Bart Kensinger
Research Tech

Currently:
PhD student
Oklahoma State University

Reed Otten
Undergraduate

Currently:
Conducting malaria research
Hospital in Zambia

       

Genevieve Pang
Undergraduate

Currently:
PhD student
Michigan State University

Theodore Varns
Undergraduate

Currently:
Masters student
Yale University

       

Rachael Katz Walsh
Research Tech

Currently:
PhD student
N. Carolina State University

Cameron Williams
Undergraduate

Currently:
Science teacher
 

TERF High school Interns

Kate Brinker Amy Fjerstad Asad Helal Will Klein
 
Ahmed Said Emily Stein Franklin Warner