Current lab members


Dr. Christelle Guédot

Interests: Natural chemicals that mediate interactions between organisms and how these chemical messages affect insect behaviors, to develop practical applications for semiochemicals for integration into pest management programs while sustaining and enhancing pollination services. Read more…

Benjamin JaffeBenjamin Jaffe

Post-doc

Interests: I am broadly interested in understanding the dynamics between physiology, social and individual behavioral development, and community structure. Read more…

 

Bonnie Ohler

Ph.D. Student

Interests: My focus is mainly in the field of chemical ecology. My current project deals with lepidopteran pests of cranberry production.  Read more…

 

 

Matt Kamiyama

M.S. Student

Interests: My research interests largely revolve around the interactions and consequences of invasive pest species in economically-important agricultural systems. Read more…

 

Jacob Henden

M.S. Student

Interests: I am interested in invasive species, with a focus on integrated pest management of invasive insect species.  Read more…

 

claire_mattmiller thumbnailClaire Mattmiller

School-to-Work program participant

Interests: I am a senior at Oregon High School and part of the school to work program for biotechnology. I usually work on determining the mating status of the Spotted Wing Drosophila through dissections. Read more…

 

img_2616-thumbnailMakaila Wallin

Undergraduate research assistant

Interests: I am interested in getting more familiar with different kinds of insects and learning how to distinguish between them. I am excited to learn and conduct research on different chemical receptors. Read more…

 

Kate Handberg

Undergraduate research assistant

Interests: I am currently researching food sources of the brown marmorated stink bug. Read more…

 

 

St Croix Falls4Janet van Zoeren

Extension associate

Interests: Integrated pest control leading to more sustainable fruit production. I am especially excited about conservation and augmentation biological control. Read more…