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

 

Ilona Menel

Undergraduate Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of Interest: Intraspecific Variation and Population Dynamics

E-mail: menel2@illinois.edu

 

 

 

 

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Current Graduate Students

 

Luke Hearon

MS Student
Department of Entomology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University
Area of Study: Mosquito Predatory-Prey Interactions

E-mail: lhearon2@illinois.edu

 

 

 

Cameron Schwing

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

Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Area of Study: Mosquito Ecology, Secondary Education

E-mail: cschwin2@illinois.edu

 

 

 

Lynette Renae Strickland

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

Undergraduate Institution: Texas A&M University at Galveston
Area of Interest: Molecular and Genomic Evolution

Homepage: https://lynettestrickland.weebly.com/
E-mail: lrstric2@illinois.edu

 

 

Patrick Wilson

MS 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

E-mail: pwilson5@illinois.edu

 

 

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Current Undergraduate Students

 

 

Julia Gainski

School of Integrative Biology

 

 

 

 

Shreya Jeyakumar

 

 

 

 

 

Hafsa Mirza

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Putman

School of Integrative Biology

 

 

 

 

Josh Silvestre

 

 

 

 

Genevieve Zilmer

School of Integrative Biology

 

 

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Former Graduate Students

PhD students:

  • Christopher Holmes 2019, Department of Animal Biology
  • Tara Stewart Merrill 2019, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
  • John Williams Crawford 2017, Department of Animal Biology
  • Sigrid Smith 2010, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
  • Silvia Remolina 2010, Department of Animal Biology
  • Michael Allen 2009, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology

MS students:

  • 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, Assistant Professor, Sewanee University
  • Jelena Pantel 2009-2011, Assistant Professor, American University of Paris
  • Ryan Thum 2006 – 2007, Assistant 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