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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

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

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

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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) (advisor: Wendy Yang)
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)
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)
Kelsey low Low, Kelsey
kmlow2@illinois.edu
79 Natural Resources Building
Graduate student

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

Evolutionary anthropological genetics (advisor: Charles Roseman)
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)
Sierraperez Perez, Sierra
sierrap2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

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

African Elephant mitogenomes and phylogeography (advisor: Al Roca)
Gabe price picture 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)
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)
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)
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)
Qihongdai
Dai, Qihong
qihongd2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

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


Graduate Student

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

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) (advisor: Wendy Yang)
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)
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)
Kelsey low
Low, Kelsey
kmlow2@illinois.edu
79 Natural Resources Building


Graduate student

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

Evolutionary anthropological genetics (advisor: Charles Roseman)
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)
Sierraperez
Perez, Sierra
sierrap2@illinois.edu



Graduate Student

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


Graduate Student

African Elephant mitogenomes and phylogeography (advisor: Al Roca)
Gabe price picture
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)
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)
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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