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Sulagnachakraborty Chakraborty, Sulagna
schkrbr4@illinois.edu

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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

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)
Robertocucalontamayo Cucalon Tamayo, Roberto
rvc4@illinois.edu

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How populations of species are evolutionarily related, and how their evolutionary history and biogeographic patterns can help us explain our current world (advisor: Milton Tan)
Amanda curtis Curtis, Amanda
amandac3@illinois.edu
W-421 Turner Hall
Graduate Student

Use environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for aquatic conservation (advisor: Eric Larson)
D'alessio  lorenzo headshot D'Alessio, Lorenzo
lmd2@illinois.edu
287 NRB
Graduate Student

Cophylogenetics of ectoparasitic feather lice in the genus Brueelia and their endosymbionts (advisor: Kevin Johnson)
Qihongdai Dai, Qihong
qihongd2@illinois.edu

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Fish ecology and biology; modeling (advisor: Cory Suski)
Alicedoucetbeauprethumb Doucet Beaupré, Alice
doucetb2@illinois.edu

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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

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

Graduate Student

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

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

Graduate Student

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)
Ingridholstrom Holstrom, Ingrid
holstrom@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Relationship between fire, an invasive grass species, and nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems (advisor: Jennifer Fraterrigo)
Hyde  charles fa19 Hyde, Charles
cahyde2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

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

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

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)
Taylormcclellan McClellan, Taylor
taylorm8@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Tropical forest ecology and seed dynamics (advisor: James Dalling)
Derekmcfarland McFarland, Derek
derekbm2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Ecology of tick-borne pathogens and the wildlife populations they infect within the context of climate change and human encroachment (advisor: Brian Allan)
Shayakilmclean McLean, Shay Akil
samclea2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolutionary anthropological genetics (advisor: Charles Roseman)
Kevinneumann Neumann, Kevin
kevinn4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Behavioral ecology, genomics, and plasticity in social animals (advisors: Alison Bell and Andrew Suarez)
Ooi  sean headshot Ooi, Sean
sooi3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of nitrous oxide production and consumption in soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Tperri2 Perrin-Stowe, Tolulope
tperri2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab
Graduate Student

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

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

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

Graduate Student

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

Graduate Student

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)
Ellesawyer Sawyer, Elle
elleks2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Understanding the spread and impact of invasive species, particularly Rusty Crayfish (advisor: Eric Larson)
Katherinestrailey Strailey, Katherine
ks26@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

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

Graduate Student

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

Modeling decision-making processes during predator-prey encounters, with a focus on optimal escape strategies in ungulates (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
Gracetan Tan, Grace
gracedt2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Plant biology, specifically water-use efficiency and photosynthetic efficiency relative to sustainable agriculture (advisor: Andrew Leakey)
Stephanyvirruetaherrera Virrueta Herrera, Stephany
svirru2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

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

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



Graduate Student

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

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)
Robertocucalontamayo
Cucalon Tamayo, Roberto
rvc4@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

How populations of species are evolutionarily related, and how their evolutionary history and biogeographic patterns can help us explain our current world (advisor: Milton Tan)
Amanda curtis
Curtis, Amanda
amandac3@illinois.edu
W-421 Turner Hall


Graduate Student

Use environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for aquatic conservation (advisor: Eric Larson)
D'alessio  lorenzo headshot
D'Alessio, Lorenzo
lmd2@illinois.edu
287 NRB


Graduate Student

Cophylogenetics of ectoparasitic feather lice in the genus Brueelia and their endosymbionts (advisor: Kevin Johnson)
Qihongdai
Dai, Qihong
qihongd2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Fish ecology and biology; modeling (advisor: Cory Suski)
Alicedoucetbeauprethumb
Doucet Beaupré, Alice
doucetb2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

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

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



Graduate Student

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

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



Graduate Student

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)
Ingridholstrom
Holstrom, Ingrid
holstrom@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Relationship between fire, an invasive grass species, and nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems (advisor: Jennifer Fraterrigo)
Hyde  charles fa19
Hyde, Charles
cahyde2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

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

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

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)
Taylormcclellan
McClellan, Taylor
taylorm8@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Tropical forest ecology and seed dynamics (advisor: James Dalling)
Derekmcfarland
McFarland, Derek
derekbm2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Ecology of tick-borne pathogens and the wildlife populations they infect within the context of climate change and human encroachment (advisor: Brian Allan)
Shayakilmclean
McLean, Shay Akil
samclea2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Evolutionary anthropological genetics (advisor: Charles Roseman)
Kevinneumann
Neumann, Kevin
kevinn4@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Behavioral ecology, genomics, and plasticity in social animals (advisors: Alison Bell and Andrew Suarez)
Ooi  sean headshot
Ooi, Sean
sooi3@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of nitrous oxide production and consumption in soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Tperri2
Perrin-Stowe, Tolulope
tperri2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab


Graduate Student

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


Graduate Student

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

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



Graduate Student

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



Graduate Student

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)
Ellesawyer
Sawyer, Elle
elleks2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Understanding the spread and impact of invasive species, particularly Rusty Crayfish (advisor: Eric Larson)
Katherinestrailey
Strailey, Katherine
ks26@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

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



Graduate Student

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

Modeling decision-making processes during predator-prey encounters, with a focus on optimal escape strategies in ungulates (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
Gracetan
Tan, Grace
gracedt2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

Plant biology, specifically water-use efficiency and photosynthetic efficiency relative to sustainable agriculture (advisor: Andrew Leakey)
Stephanyvirruetaherrera
Virrueta Herrera, Stephany
svirru2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

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

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


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