Current Lab Personnel
Senior Laboratory Technician
Kayelyn Kowles, PhD 2015.
Currently a post-doctoral scholar in the Haynes Laboratory, University of Kentucky Department of Entomology
Thomas Whitney, M.S. 2014 “Exploring the links between seasonal variation and spider foraging.”
Currently a PhD student at the University of Georgia
Anna Muncy, Undergraduate StudentCurrently a Senior Laboratory Technician in the Fox lab at the University of Kentucky
Sarah Barney, student worker
Rebecca Wente, student worker
Jason Schmidt , Postdoctoral Scholar.
Currently a postdoctoral scholar with Dr. Matt Grieshop at Michigan State University.
Eric Chapman, Postdoctoral Scholar.
Currently working as a Research Analyst and Collections Manager in the Sharkey lab at the University of Kentucky.
Kelton Welch, PhD. 2013. “Selective utilization of microhabitats by web-building spiders.
Currently a postdoctoral research scholar, USDA-ARS, Brookings, SD
Christine Allen M.S. 2013. “An assessment of the invasive poison hemlock and its insect associates in Kentucky”
Currently a laboratory and research manager, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Julie Peterson, Ph.D 2012. “Delineating the influence of genetically modified crops and non-prey food resources on generalist predator food webs.”
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, Nebraska
Anna Thomas Crombie, M.S. 2010. “Impact of dietary diversification on invasive
slugs and biological control, with notes on slug species of Kentucky”
Currently working as an ecology teacher at Williamson County Schools, TN
Michael J. Eskelson, M.S. 2010. “Trophic linkages between carabid
beetles and slugs in strawberry agroecosystems”
Extension Educator at the University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, Nebraska
Susan Romero, Postdoctoral Fellow .
Currently working as an entomologist at USDA APHIS in Nogales, AZ.
Hanna Burgin, Student worker:
Currently in Pharmacy School at the University of KentuckyMark K. Adams, B.S. Student worker.
Currently graduate student at the University of Alabama.
Nuria Macías Hernández, Visiting postdoctoral scholar from Aarhus University in Denmark.
Lien Luong, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta.
Itai Opatovsky, visiting graduate student, Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Sandrine Thominet, visiting student, Institut National Superieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Dijon, France
Laurie Kerzicnik, visiting student, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University
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