Current Lab Members

Faculty, Post-Docs, and Graduate Students

Joshua Benoit, PhD

BS, Biochemistry, Wittenberg University

PhD, Entomology, Ohio State University

Research focus: Insect Molecular Physiology

Andrew Rosendale, PhD

BS, Biology, Marietta College

MS, Zoology, Miami University

PhD, Zoology, Miami University

Research focus: Stress Physiology and Vector Biology

Emily Jennings - PhD Candidate

BS, Neurobiology, University of Cincinnati

Research focus: Insect Physiology, Reproduction, Epigenetics, and Bioinformatics

Elise Szuter - PhD Candidate

BS, Biology, Bowling Green State University

Research focus: Microbiome-host interactions and insect diapause with a focus on the northern house mosquito, Culex pipiens

Jake Hendershot - Research Assistant

BS, Biology, University of Cincinnati

MS, Biostatistics (Expected 2017), University of Cincinnati

Research focus: Genomics, Statistical Analysis

Christopher Holmes - PhD Student

BS, Biochemistry, University of Mount Union

BS, Neuroscience, University of Mount Union


Megan Dunlevy

Research focus: tick stress physiology

David Farrow

Research focus: tick biology

Gabriela Nine

Research focus: mosquito physiology

Alicia Fieler

Research focus: Tick thermal tolerance

Ben Davies

Research focus: tick starvation resistance

LaVeta Burke

Research focus: cockroach reproduction

Luke Bernhardt

Research focus: cockroach reproduction

Former Lab Members

Richard Hagan

Richard earned his BSc. in Biological Sciences at UC, and is now completing his MA in biological anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. In 2017, he will begin work on his PhD from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany.