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Sulagnachakraborty Chakraborty, Sulagna schkrbr4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Vector-borne diseases and epidemiology of infectious diseases, focusing on the eco-epidemiology of a tick-borne disease in India called Kyasanur Forest Disease. I want to combine my interest in infectious disease with my background in public health and microbiology as well as use One Health approaches towards disease control and prevention. (advisor: Brian Allan)
Mariacox Cox, Maria mlcox3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Paleogenomic analysis of immune change and function, as well as molecular identification of pathogens; particularly, how genes associated with immune function change through time, especially in populations undergoing long term stress (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
Amanda curtis Curtis, Amanda amandac3@illinois.edu
W-421 Turner Hall
Graduate Student
PEEC

Use environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for aquatic conservation (advisor: Eric Larson)
Qihongdai Dai, Qihong qihongd2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Fish ecology and biology; modeling (advisor: Cory Suski)
Deflami2 de Flamingh, Alida deflami2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab
Graduate Student
PEEC

I use an integrative approach that combines spatial and genetic data through landscape genetics to study African elephant populations throughout southern Africa. My main research focus is conservation genetics, and in studies that employ ancient DNA analysis (advisor: Alfred Roca)
Alicedoucetbeauprethumb Doucet Beaupré, Alice doucetb2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Computational phylogenetics and the development of novel stochastic phylodynamics models and tools for the study of microbial innovations, diversification, cladogenesis, and ecology (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
Josephedwards Edwards, Joseph jedwa9@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Perturbations of a forest nitrogen economy and its associated microbial community by invasive Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Sadaegenriether Egenriether, Sada egenrie2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Microbial nitrogen transformations in agricultural soils (advisors: Angela Kent and Wendy Yang)
Alonso favela Favela, Alonso favela3@illinois.edu
S-310 Turner Hall
Graduate student
PEEC

Microbial community composition and ecosystem function selected by plant host in the rhizosphere. (advisor: Angela Kent)
Ellenhaynes Haynes, Ellen haynes11@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Wildlife epidemiology; emerging fungal disease in snakes; investigating how host immune function is related to disease severity, and analyzing fungal genomic variation (advisor: Matt Allender)
Hyde  charles fa19 Hyde, Charles cahyde2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Plant-soil microbial interactions: the effects of bioenergy crop root exudation on microbial communities in agricultural soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Ratnakaratgi Karatgi, Ratna karatgi2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Sexual selection: Intrasexual competition, mate choice, signalling and signal evolution (advisor: Becky Fuller)
Long  kira   peec photo cropped Long, Kira kira2@illinois.edu
217 Turner Hall
Graduate Student
PEEC

Investigating the supposedly stable hybrid zone of two manakin species in Panama; examining the effects of sexual and natural selection on hybrids and parental species (advisor: Jeff Brawn)
Kelsey low Low, Kelsey kmlow2@illinois.edu
79 Natural Resources Building
Graduate student
PEEC

Emergence of Ranavirus in endangered populations of amphibians and reptile (advisors: Chris Phillips and Matthew Allender)
Shayakilmclean McLean, Shay Akil samclea2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Evolutionary anthropological genetics (advisor: Charles Roseman)
Ooi  sean headshot Ooi, Sean sooi3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of nitrous oxide production and consumption in soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Sierraperez Perez, Sierra sierrap2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Plant-soil feedbacks in montane neotropical forests (advisor: James Dalling)
Tperri2 Perrin-Stowe, Tolulope tperri2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab
Graduate Student
PEEC

African Elephant mitogenomes and phylogeography (advisor: Al Roca)
Gabe price picture Price, Gabriel gjprice2@illinois.edu
W-316 Turner Hall
Graduate Student
PEEC

Implications of plant-soil feedback on community composition and how species invasion can shape these interactions (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
Kevinricks Ricks, Kevin ricks3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Microbial community and evolutionary ecology, evolution of symbiosis (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
Michael rivera Rivera, Michael mdriver3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Ecological and evolutionary drivers of morphological variation in social insect workers (advisor: Andy Suarez)
Sanasaboowala Saboowala, Sana sanas4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Using a multidisciplinary approach to study the ways in which trauma is physically embodied and inherited, focusing on potential epigenetic effects of border creation during the 1947 Partition of South Asia using molecular methods and oral histories (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
Katherinestrailey Strailey, Katherine ks26@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Ecology, physiology, and conservation of freshwater fishes (advisors: Cory Suski and Piotr Cienciala)
Saraistuart Stuart, Sarai saraihs2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Evolution of social life and mechanisms that underpin behaviors in the colony environment (advisor: Gene Robinson)
Nicholas sutton Sutton, Nicholas nmsutto2@illinois.edu

Graduate student
PEEC

Modeling decision-making processes during predator-prey encounters, with a focus on optimal escape strategies in ungulates (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
Stephanyvirruetaherrera Virrueta Herrera, Stephany svirru2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Ornithology and phylogentics, specifically the evolutionary patterns between birds and their parasitic feather lice (advisor: Kevin Johnson).
Sarahwinnicki Winnicki, Sarah sarahkw2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Avian growth and development, parental care behavior, and brood parasitism (advisors: TJ Benson and Mark Hauber)
Sulagnachakraborty
Chakraborty, Sulagna schkrbr4@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Vector-borne diseases and epidemiology of infectious diseases, focusing on the eco-epidemiology of a tick-borne disease in India called Kyasanur Forest Disease. I want to combine my interest in infectious disease with my background in public health and microbiology as well as use One Health approaches towards disease control and prevention. (advisor: Brian Allan)
Mariacox
Cox, Maria mlcox3@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Paleogenomic analysis of immune change and function, as well as molecular identification of pathogens; particularly, how genes associated with immune function change through time, especially in populations undergoing long term stress (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
Amanda curtis
Curtis, Amanda amandac3@illinois.edu
W-421 Turner Hall


Graduate Student
PEEC

Use environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for aquatic conservation (advisor: Eric Larson)
Qihongdai
Dai, Qihong qihongd2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Fish ecology and biology; modeling (advisor: Cory Suski)
Deflami2
de Flamingh, Alida deflami2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab


Graduate Student
PEEC

I use an integrative approach that combines spatial and genetic data through landscape genetics to study African elephant populations throughout southern Africa. My main research focus is conservation genetics, and in studies that employ ancient DNA analysis (advisor: Alfred Roca)
Alicedoucetbeauprethumb
Doucet Beaupré, Alice doucetb2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Computational phylogenetics and the development of novel stochastic phylodynamics models and tools for the study of microbial innovations, diversification, cladogenesis, and ecology (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
Josephedwards
Edwards, Joseph jedwa9@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Perturbations of a forest nitrogen economy and its associated microbial community by invasive Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Sadaegenriether
Egenriether, Sada egenrie2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Microbial nitrogen transformations in agricultural soils (advisors: Angela Kent and Wendy Yang)
Alonso favela
Favela, Alonso favela3@illinois.edu
S-310 Turner Hall


Graduate student
PEEC

Microbial community composition and ecosystem function selected by plant host in the rhizosphere. (advisor: Angela Kent)
Ellenhaynes
Haynes, Ellen haynes11@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Wildlife epidemiology; emerging fungal disease in snakes; investigating how host immune function is related to disease severity, and analyzing fungal genomic variation (advisor: Matt Allender)
Hyde  charles fa19
Hyde, Charles cahyde2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Plant-soil microbial interactions: the effects of bioenergy crop root exudation on microbial communities in agricultural soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Ratnakaratgi
Karatgi, Ratna karatgi2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Sexual selection: Intrasexual competition, mate choice, signalling and signal evolution (advisor: Becky Fuller)
Long  kira   peec photo cropped
Long, Kira kira2@illinois.edu
217 Turner Hall


Graduate Student
PEEC

Investigating the supposedly stable hybrid zone of two manakin species in Panama; examining the effects of sexual and natural selection on hybrids and parental species (advisor: Jeff Brawn)
Kelsey low
Low, Kelsey kmlow2@illinois.edu
79 Natural Resources Building


Graduate student
PEEC

Emergence of Ranavirus in endangered populations of amphibians and reptile (advisors: Chris Phillips and Matthew Allender)
Shayakilmclean
McLean, Shay Akil samclea2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Evolutionary anthropological genetics (advisor: Charles Roseman)
Ooi  sean headshot
Ooi, Sean sooi3@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of nitrous oxide production and consumption in soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Sierraperez
Perez, Sierra sierrap2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Plant-soil feedbacks in montane neotropical forests (advisor: James Dalling)
Tperri2
Perrin-Stowe, Tolulope tperri2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab


Graduate Student
PEEC

African Elephant mitogenomes and phylogeography (advisor: Al Roca)
Gabe price picture
Price, Gabriel gjprice2@illinois.edu
W-316 Turner Hall


Graduate Student
PEEC

Implications of plant-soil feedback on community composition and how species invasion can shape these interactions (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
Kevinricks
Ricks, Kevin ricks3@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Microbial community and evolutionary ecology, evolution of symbiosis (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
Michael rivera
Rivera, Michael mdriver3@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Ecological and evolutionary drivers of morphological variation in social insect workers (advisor: Andy Suarez)
Sanasaboowala
Saboowala, Sana sanas4@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Using a multidisciplinary approach to study the ways in which trauma is physically embodied and inherited, focusing on potential epigenetic effects of border creation during the 1947 Partition of South Asia using molecular methods and oral histories (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
Katherinestrailey
Strailey, Katherine ks26@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Ecology, physiology, and conservation of freshwater fishes (advisors: Cory Suski and Piotr Cienciala)
Saraistuart
Stuart, Sarai saraihs2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Evolution of social life and mechanisms that underpin behaviors in the colony environment (advisor: Gene Robinson)
Nicholas sutton
Sutton, Nicholas nmsutto2@illinois.edu



Graduate student
PEEC

Modeling decision-making processes during predator-prey encounters, with a focus on optimal escape strategies in ungulates (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
Stephanyvirruetaherrera
Virrueta Herrera, Stephany svirru2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Ornithology and phylogentics, specifically the evolutionary patterns between birds and their parasitic feather lice (advisor: Kevin Johnson).
Sarahwinnicki
Winnicki, Sarah sarahkw2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student
PEEC

Avian growth and development, parental care behavior, and brood parasitism (advisors: TJ Benson and Mark Hauber)


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