Students who have moved on
Graduate Students
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Jennifer Breaux, PhD 21013. Now Post doctoral researcher working in Florianopolis, Brazil
Jillian Wormington, MS 2013. Now PhD student in Zoology, Oklahoma State University
Ebony Murrell, MS 2007, PhD 2012. Now post doc at University of Wisconsin.
Daniel Simoes Visiting Ph.D. Student; Returned to University of Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil and
complete his degree 2012. Now post doctoral researcher at Florianopolis, Brazil.
Colleen Stephens MS 2011 Data analyst, Germany
Joe Fader MS 2011. Field biologist, San Diego Natural History Museum, among many other
things
Paul O'Neal MS. 2011. Biology instructor at community college.
Esther Dubrovsky MS 2010 Now in Seattle.
Kavitha Damal, Ph.D. 2009 (co-advised by Sabine Loew) Now post doctoral researcher in
molecular genetics at University of Utah
Banugopan Kesavaraju , Ph.D. 2007. Post Doc at Rutgers; Researcher with Salt Lake City
Mosquito Control; Now mosquito biologist for Valent Inc.
Donald Yee, Ph.D. 2006. Post Doctoral researcher at University of Calgary; Now Assistant
Professor, Biology, University of Southern Mississippi.
Mary Lee, M.S. 2004. DVM University of Illinois. Now a veterinarian in Colorado
Katie Costanzo, M.S. 2002. Ph.D. in Biology at University of Buffalo; Post Doc, Illinois Natural
History Survey; Now Assistant Professor, Biology, Canisius College
Brianna Waters, M.S. 2000. Now PhD student at Washington State University, Vancouver, and
Instructor at Mt. Hood College
Matthew Daugherty, M.S. 2000. Ph.D. 2007, Biology at University of California, Berkeley; Post
doctoral researcher at Berkeley, Now Assistant Professor, Entomology, University of California,
Riverside
Barry Alto, M.S. 2000. Ph.D. 2006 in Entomology, University of Florida. Post Doctoral Researcher
at Yale; Now Assistant Professor, Florida Medical Entomology Lab, University of Florida
Stephen Van Rhein, M.S. 1999. Now working for the State of Missouri Department of
Conservation
Scott Hegrenes, Ph.D. 1999. Now Co-Director, Environmental Science Program, Assistant
Professor of Biology, & Director of Discovery Program, Carthage College, Kenosha WI
Marc Gravel, M.S. 1997, now employed by State Farm Insurance Co.
Andrea Aspbury, M.S. 1997, Ph.D. in Biology at University of Nebraska 2002, Now Research
Assistant Professor at Texas State University
Michael Nannini, M.S. 1996, Ph.D. 2001, Biology, Brigham Young University, Post doc with
EPA,Now Assistant Director, Sam Parr Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey
Lisa Turek, M.S. 1997 whereabouts unknown
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Pascale Leonard, Technician 1992-1993, Ph.D. 2002, Biology, University of New Mexico; Now a
scientist with New Mexico Department of Health
Tony Frankino, M.S. 1993, Ph.D. 2000, Biology, Indiana University, Post Doc at University of
North Carolina; Post Doc in The Netherlands; Post Doc at Princeton; Now Assistant Professor at
University of Houston
Laura Hechtel, Ph.D. 1993, Now Assistant Professor, D'Youville College, Buffalo
Undergraduate Students
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Alex Pakula – Worked as EPA intern
Tyler Malone – continuing student, working on genomics of Aedes aegypti and other organisms
in Tom Hammond’s lab
Jake Williams Graduated May 2013; entered MS program in Biological Sciences at ISU
Alex Moss continuing student
Stefani Brandt Summer intern with Student Conservation Corps, Yosemite; Now MS student at
Cal State – Humbolt working on pitcher plant communities
Nathan Hoover Working on an organic farm, Colorado
Corey Jordan Computer tech, University of Nebraska
Alex Ko. MS Winthrop University, SC; Entering PhD program in Entomology at NC State Univ.
Scott Chism. Now M.S. student at Southern Illinois University
Dustin Herrmann. Now PhD student, University of California Davis
Mickayla Bennett, MS Illinois State University; Now works for Monsanto
Eileen Bader, Now an MS student at Miami University
Jessica Brinton, Now Field Organizer for Environment California
Eric Stone, Now an MS student in Anthropology at Iowa State University
Lindsey Kling, Now a Nursing student at Illinois State university
Linsey Sala, Now an MS student in Biology at San Diego State University
Amanda Solliday, MS in Agronomy at Cornell; Now doing ecological risk assessment for the
federal government
Carlos Villanueva, Entered Seminary school at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary (really)
Rachel Homeny, Now in Veterinary School, Ohio State University
Danielle Tomevi, Now in Medical School, University of Illinois
Sarah Hohm, Technician in Biology at Washington University
Kim Mormann, graduate school in Biology
Eshani Gunawardene, Now in veterinary school at Arizona
Jessica Davis, M.S. (2003) in Health Sciences at Illinois State University; now on the job market
Jennifer Olson, Now a MS student in Biology at Ohio State University
Crystal Jones, Now a MS student in Conservation at SUNY Albany
Lindsay Luker, Now an Optometry Student
Michael Crowley, Now teaching high school biology
Rachel deFreese, unknown
Brian Stannis, now at Abbott Laboratories in their Hospital Products Division.
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Virginia Flanagin, PhD from Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Leah Harting, now in Physician's Assistant School, Midwestern University, Downer's Grove,
Illinois
Barry Flanary, M.S. (2001) Biological Sciences, Illinois State University;
PhD (2005) Molecular Biology, University of Florida
Christopher Grill, Ph.D. (1998) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kentucky; Post
Doc at University of Hawaii
Gregory Moehrlin, Taught high school biology in the Chicago area; Entered Medical School at
University of Illinois.
Steven Haase, DVM from University of Illinois
Jeneen Morrill, DVM (2002) from University of Illinois
Kelly Fabish, DVM (2002) from University of Illinois
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