At Black Dog, December 2013 (l to r): Tom, Christina, Linnea, Judy (Lab Manager), Todd, Joe
Judy Mongold-Diers, PhD
- PhD 1992, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Todd Johnson (PhD candidate) [website]
- Biology and chemical ecology of the natural enemies of cerambycid beetles
Linnea Meier (MS student) [website]
- Volatile pheromones, synergists, and antagonists for cerambycid beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae
Tom Schmeelk (MS student) [website]
- Volatile chemicals associated with fermentation that serve as host location cues for cerambycid beetles
Joe Wong (PhD candidate) [website]
- Volatile chemicals of plants that serve as host location cues for cerambycid beetles
Christina Silliman, MS [website]
- MS 2014: "Factors contributing to variation in cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of two species of longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)"
- Phd candidate, Department of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rob Mitchell, PhD [website]
- PhD 2012: "Chemical communication in cerambycid beetles and the molecular basis of olfaction"
- MS 2008: "Insect frass as a means of transmission for the bacterial wilt of cucurbits"
- Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arizona, Tucson
Ken Robinson, MS
- MS 2011: "Avoidance of cross-attraction among sympatric and synchronic species of cerambycid beetles that share pheromone components"
Becca Striman, MS
- MS 2010: "Seasonal and diel periodicity of cerambycid beetles in east-central Illinois: the potential for cross attraction"
- PhD student, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Liz Graham, PhD
- PhD 2010: "Host plant relationships and chemical communication in the Cerambycidae"
- Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Juneau, AK
Matthew Richardson, PhD [website]
- PhD 2009: "Species composition and genetic structure of grassland plant communities and their influence on spiders and herbivorous insects"
- Research Scientist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, DC.
Ann Ray, PhD [website]
- PhD 2009: "Evolution and taxonomic distribution of volatile pheromones in cerambycine longhorned beetles"
- MS 2005: "Predicted taxonomic patterns in pheromone production by cerambycid beetles"
- Assistant Professor, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Pete Reagel, PhD
- PhD 2009: "Effects of natural enemies and host condition on populations of insect pests of trees"
- MS PhD 1999: "Aggregation behavior and mate location in the red milkweed beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)"
- Research Associate Postdoc, USDA APHIS PPQ CPHST Otis Laboratory, Buzzards Bay, MA
Dominic Philpott, MS
- MS 2007: "Molecular validation of a morphological character for distinguishing between the armored scale insects Chionaspis pinifoliae and C. heterophyllae (Hemiptera: Diaspididae)"
- Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Edwardsville, IL
Emerson Lacey, PhD
- PhD 2007: "Chemical ecology of the Clytini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)."
- MS 2003: "Aggregation pheromone of the red-headed ash borer, Neoclytus acuminatus acuminatus (F.), (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)"
- Staff Research Associate, University of California, Riverside, CA
Em Kluger, MS
- MS 2007: "Effects of habitat fragmentation and host plant community composition on genetic structure and population dynamics of the prairie-endemic weevil Haplorhynchites aeneus (Boehman)"
- Corporate Account Manager, Smithereen Pest Management Services, Chicago, IL
Ashley Bennett, MS
- MS 2003: "Conservation biological control of pine needle scale (Homoptera: Diaspididae) in ornamental landscapes"
- R&D Scientist, Syngenta, Greensboro, NC
Erin Grossman, MS
- MS 2003: "Impact of tree water stress on herbivorous insects in urban ecosystems"
- PPQ Officer/Instructor, USDA-APHIS-PPQ, Frederick, MD
John Tooker, PhD [website]
- PhD 2003: "Multitrophic interactions in a prairie insect community: Ecology, behavior, and conservation"
- MS 1999: "Natural enemy relations of pine needle scale (Homoptera: Diaspididae) in east central Illinois and the potential for conservation biological control"
- Associate Professor, Penn State University, State College, PA
Matt Ginzel, PhD [website]
- PhD 2003: "Chemically-mediated mate location and recognition in the longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)"
- MS 1999: "Mate location and recognition in Xylotrechus colonus F. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)"
- Associate Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Jodie A. Ellis, MS [website]
- MS 2001: "An evaluation of conservation biological control of evergreen bagworm (Lepidoptera: Psychidae)"
- Executive Director, Board of Veterinary Medicine, State of Idaho, Boise, ID
Rob Moore, MS
- MS 2001: "Dispersal and population regulation of the evergreen bagworm, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis (Haworth) (Lepidoptera: Psychidae)"
- Medical Entomologist, US Army (retired)