Lab Alumni

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Miles Zhang

PhD student, Spring 2013- 2018
– Post doc at University of Florida

Shiala M. Naranjo

Lab manager, Spring 2017-Spring 2018

Jacqueline Meyer

Undergraduate student, Spring/Fall 2017-Spring 2018
–  Using molecular approaches to test for flea beetle DNA in the gut content of potential predators

Gabriel Tigreros

Undergraduate Student, Spring 2018
-Organizing and curating teaching collection

Patrick Piekarski

Masters Student, 2017- University of Central Florida
The overarching purpose of Patrick’s research is uncovering how alternative phenotypes within species emerge and diverge over time and the role of phenotypic plasticity in the origin of complex traits. His Master’s work involved reconstructing the phylogeny of vespid wasps (using a large scale genetic dataset) for insight into how eusocial societies with distinct workers and queens originated.

Erin Barbeau

Undergraduate Student, 2017
-Cryptic species of Eadya (Braconidae) and the effect on biocontrol of Paropsis charybdis (in conjunction with Dr. Geoff Allen‘s lab, University of Tasmania)

Alexa Trujillo, M.Sc.

Lab Manager, 2017
– Develop ddRADSeq protocol

Leanne Peixoto, M.Sc.

Lab Manager
– Intron evolution in insects
-Cryptic species of Eadya (Braconidae) and the effect on biocontrol of Paropsis charybdis (in conjunction with Dr. Geoff Allen‘s lab, University of Tasmania)
– The role of Egr gene expression in Melophorus bagoti orientation (in conjunction with Dr. Debbie Kelly’s lab, University of Manitoba)

University of Manitoba

Anamaria Dal Molin, Ph.D.

Postdoc, Ph.D. Texas A&M University
– Interactive key to the insect pests of crops in Canada

Melanie Scallion

Undergraduate Student, B.Sc. University of Manitoba
– Revision of Paranastatus (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae)

Leah Irwin

Undergraduate Student, B.Sc. University of Manitoba
– Collecting and maintaining colonies of Lygus

Pablo Krüger Fernandes

Undergraduate Student, B.Sc., Universidade Estadual de Londrina Science Without Borders Exchange Program
– Interactive key to the insect pests of wheat in Canada

Hooman Namin, M.Sc.

Masters Student, 2013 – University of Manitoba
– Phylogenetics and molecular identification of Ochlerotatus communis and Oc. punctor complexes (Diptera: Culicidae)

Derek Eyer

Technician,
– Mobile applications for the identification of insects, weeds, and diseases
– Cryptic species of Eadya (Braconidae) and the effect on biocontrol of Paropsis charybdis (in conjunction with Dr. Geoff Allen’s lab, University of Tasmania)
– The role of Egr gene expression in Melophorus bagoti orientation (in conjunction with Dr. Debbie Kelly’s lab, University of Manitoba)

Mamun Sharif, M.Sc.

Masters Student, 2013 – University of Manitoba, Department of Computer Science
Predicting intron locations in non-model organism expressed sequence tags (ESTs) using comparative homology with divergent model organism genomes

Whitney Lodge-Zaparnick

Undergraduate Student, B.Sc. University of Manitoba
– Alysiinae (Braconidae) in canola in Manitoba: Increasing our knowledge of parasitoid biodiversity in agroecosystems.
– Parasitoids on cutworms in Manitoba

Chalsie Warren

Undergraduate Student, B.Sc. University of Manitoba
– Symphyta (Hymenoptera) of Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba

Gwen Band

Technician
– Databasing the Wallis-Roughley Museum of Entomology Collection

Phil Snarr

Technician
– Revision of the world genera of Helconinae (Braconidae)
– Novel markers for assessing host relationships among parasitoids
– Cryptic species of Eadya (Braconidae) and the effect on biocontrol of Paropsis charybdis (in conjunction with Dr. Geoff Allen‘s lab, University of Tasmania)