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Recent Graduates...

Master of Science


  • David J. Schulz. Biogenic amines in the honey bee brain: Behaviorally-related changes in the antennal lobes and age-related changes in the mushroom bodies. Advisor: Gene E. Robinson.
  • John M. Sherwood. The mariner transposable element, Himar1, from the hornfly, Haematobia irritans, is active in the genome of Drosophila melanogaster. Advisor: Hugh M. Robertson.
  • Mark Carroll. Octyl acetate and octyl butyrate in wild parsnip Pastinaca sativa (Apiaceae) and their effects on the parsnip webworm Depressaria pastinacella (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae). Advisor: May R Berenbaum.


  • Hilary E. Reno. Differentiation of Aedes triseriatus (Say) from Aedes hendersoni Cockerell (Diptera: Culicidae) by restriction fragment length polymorphisms of ribosomal DNA. Advisor: Robert A. Novak.
  • Matthew E. O’Neal. Population characteristics and an economic threshold for western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) in east central Illinois soybean fields. Advisor: Michael E. Gray.


  • Yehuda Ben-Shahar. Performance on a reversal learning test is associated with division of labour in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Advisor: Gene E. Robinson.
  • Kevin Holston. Answering the nomenclature challenge with a systematic database of Thereva names (Diptera: Therevidae). Advisor: Michael Irwin.
  • Joseph Sullivan. Behavioral development and growth of the mushroom bodies in allatectomized adult honey bees. Advisor: Gene E. Robinson and Susan Fahrbach.

Doctor of Philosophy


  • Thomas A. Baughman. Factors affecting the control of corn rootworms with soil insecticides: Insecticide resistance, distribution, and persistence. Advisor: Joseph V. Maddox.
  • Lisa Carloye. The effects of synthetic and naturally occurring compounds on microsporidian infection in insects. Advisors: Drs. Joseph V. Maddox and May R. Berenbaum.
  • Chun-Liang Chen. Distribution of P elements in Muscomorpha. Advisor: Hugh M. Robertson.
  • Steven M. Frankel (Plant Biology). Light effects on plant chemistry: Implications for plants and herbivores. Advisor: May R. Berenbaum.
  • Tugrul Giray. Genetic and hormonal regulation of worker behavioral development in honey bees. Advisor: Gene E. Robinson.
  • Angel Gonzalez. Effect of intercropping and trap cropping on the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L., its natural enemies and other brassicaceous pests and studies on Diadegma insulare (Cresson), the major diamondback moth para-sitoid. Advisor: Catherine E. Eastman.
  • Phillip A. Lewis. Behavior and ecology of New and Old World Luperini beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Advisor: Robert L. Metcalf.


  • Stephen Gaimari. Phylogeny, classification, and biogeography of the cycloteline Therevinae (Diptera: Therevidae). Advisor: Michael Irwin.
  • Rosanna Giordano. Effects of Wolbachia bacteria on several insect species. Advisor: Hugh M. Robertson.
  • Claire E. Rutledge. Habitat preferences and fidelity in the Cotesia flavipes complex (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): Current preferences and the potential for change through learning and selection. Advisor: Robert N. Wiedenmann.


Integrative Biology University of Illinois

Updated 12/09/99