Lab Group

Principal Investigator

Carla Eva Cáceres

Professor of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
Director, School of Integrative Biology

Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
Program of Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
E-mail: cecacere@illinois.edu

Full curriculum vitae can be found by clicking here

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Laboratory Manager

Molly Fredericks

Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign (BS in Animal Science)

Graduate Institution: Texas A & M (MS in Biology)

Area of Study: Microbial Pathogens

E-mail: mjflemi2@illinois.edu

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Current Graduate Students

Becky Cloud

PhD Student
Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Undergraduate Institution: Emory University
Area of Study: Disease ecology, community ecology, mosquito ecology, and applied mosquito control

Jeannette Cullum

PhD Student
Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Area of Study: Environmental drivers of infectious disease

Greta Keilman

MS Student

School of Integrative Biology

Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Michelle Villalobos

MS Student

School of Integrative Biology

Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Patrick Wilson

PhD Student
Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Institution: Drake University
Area of Interest: Disease ecology and host-parasite coevolution

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Current Undergraduate Students

Nina Shearrill

Disha Parikh

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Former Graduate Students

PhD students:

MS students:

  • Luke Hearon 2023, Entomology
  • Christopher J. Holmes 2014, Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution
  • Christopher Bertram 2010, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
  • Johnny Tenegra 2007, Biology
  • Alejandra L. Stenger 2004, Biology
  • Allison M. Witt 2003, Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Gretchen A. Gerrish 2001, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

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Former Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Matt Schrader 2012 – 2013, Associate Professor, Sewanee University
  • Jelena Pantel 2009-2011, Professor of Ecological Modelling, Faculty of Biology at the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Ryan Thum 2006 – 2007, Associate Professor, Montana State University
  • Cindy Hartway 2005 – 2006, Research Associate, University of Montana
  • Wiebke Boeing 2004, Professor, New Mexico State
  • Christopher Steiner 2004 – 2005, Associate Professor, Wayne State University
  • Spencer Hall 2003 – 2005, Professor, Indiana University

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