Lab Group Summer 2016



Lab Members

Principle Investigator

Dr. Carla Cáceres

Principal Investigator
Professor of Animal Biology
Director, School of Integrative Biology

Department of Animal Biology / Program of Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Homepage: http://www.life.illinois.edu/caceres/carlacaceres.html
Email: caceres [at] life.illinois {dot} edu


Current Graduate Students

John Williams Crawford
PhD Candidate
Department of Animal Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Institute: Lawrence University
Area of Study: Ecology, Life-History Evolution, & Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics

Homepage: http://www.linkedin.com/in/limnocrawford
Email: jwcrawf2 (at) illinois {dot} edu


Christopher J. Holmes M.S.
PhD Candidate
Department of Animal Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Institute: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Area of Study: Eco-evolutionary Feedbacks on Community Assembly Dynamics

Homepage: http://www.christopherjholmes.com
Email: cholmes@life.illinois.edu


Tara Stewart
PhD Candidate
Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Institute: University of California, Santa Barbara
Area of Interest: Parasite/Pathogen Interactions

Homepage: http://tarastewartecology.weebly.com/
Email: tarastew {at} illinois.edu


Lynette Renae Strickland
PhD Student
Department of Animal Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Institute: Texas A&M University at Galveston
Area of Interest: Molecular and Genomic Evolution

Email: lrstric2 {at} illinois.edu



Laboratory Technicians



Ilona Menel


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Institute:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Area of Interest:Intraspecific Variation and Population Dynamics



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Current Undergraduate Students

Kaileen Dinnon
School of Integrative Biology


Erin Hsiao
School of Integrative Biology


Sana Khadri
School of Integrative Biology


Veronika (Chiqui) Laird
School of Integrative Biology


Bridget Mueller-Brennan
Department of Mathematics


Lauren McKay
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology


Cecily Negri
School of Integrative Biology


Elena Palacios
School of Integrative Biology


Cameron Schwing
School of Integrative Biology


Zoe Schnitzler
School of Integrative Biology


Gargi Sundaram
School of Integrative Biology


Vickie Zhou
School of Integrative Biology




Former Graduate Students

PhD students:
  • Sigrid Smith 2010, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
  • Silvia Remolina 2010, Department of Animal Biology
  • Michael Allen 2009, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology

  • MS students:
  • Christopher J. Holmes. 2014. Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution
  • Christopher Bertram 2010. Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
  • Johnny Tenegra 2007. Biology
  • Alejandra L. Stenger 2004. Biology
  • Allison M. Witt. 2003 Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Gretchen A. Gerrish 2001. Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

  • Former Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Matt Schrader 2012 - 2013, Assistant Professor, Sewanee University
  • Jelena Pantel 2009-2011, Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary
  • Ryan Thum 2006 – 2007, Assistant Professor, Montana State University
  • Cindy Hartway 2005 – 2006, Research Associate, University of Montana
  • Wiebke Boeing 2004, Professor, New Mexico State
  • Christopher Steiner 2004 – 2005, Associate Professor, Wayne State University
  • Spencer Hall 2003 – 2005, Professor, Indiana University