Current Graduate Students
Andrés Herrera Flórez, Ph.D. candidate - Department of Entomology
Evolution of Ophioniformes (Ichneumonidae)
Email:herreraa [AT] cc.umanitoba.ca

Udari Wanigasekara, Ph.D. candidate - Department of Entomology
Assessing the efficacy of biological control agents of cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in canola in Canada
Personal Webpage

Miles Zhang, Ph.D. candidate - Department of Entomology
Evolution of Peristenus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): Taxonomy, speciation and host-associated differentiation
Email:zhangy23 [AT] cc.umanitoba.ca


Patrick Piekarski, M.Sc. candidate - Department of Entomology
Phylogenomic approaches to understanding social evolution in Vespidae
Email:pkpiekarski [AT] gmail.com

Current Undergraduate Students
Amber Bass, B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Evolution and Biodiversity stream, Entomology minor - 4th year
Summer Project: interactive key to the insect pests of canola in Canada

Pablo Krüger Fernandes, B.Sc., Universidade Estadual de Londrina
Science Without Borders Exchange Program
Summer Project: interactive key to the insect pests of wheat in Canada

Melanie Scallion, B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Ecology stream, Entomology minor - 4th year
Summer Project: Revision of Paranastatus (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae)


Current Technicians and Museum Support

Leanne Piexoto, Lab manager, B.Sc.
Projects:
- Intron evolution in insects
- The role of Egr gene expression in Melophorus bagoti orientation (in conjunction with Dr. Debbie Kelly's lab, University of Manitoba)



Previous Personnel
Hooman Namin, M.Sc. 2013 - Department of Entomology
Phylogenetics and molecular identification of Ochlerotatus communis and Oc. punctor complexes (Diptera: Culicidae)

Derek Eyer, Technician, B.Sc.
Projects:
- Mobile applications for the identification of insects, weeds, and diseases
- Cryptic species of Eadya (Braconidae) and the effect on biocontrol of Paropsis charybdis (in conjunction with Dr. Geoff Allen's lab, University of Tasmania)
- The role of Egr gene expression in Melophorus bagoti orientation (in conjunction with Dr. Debbie Kelly's lab, University of Manitoba)

Mamun Sharif, M.Sc 2013 - Department of Computer Science
Predicting intron locations in non-model organism expressed sequence tags (ESTs) using comparative homology with divergent model organism genomes
Personal Webpage

Whitney Lodge-Zaparnick, B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Evolution and Biodiversity stream, Entomology minor - 4th year
Summer Projects:
2013 - Alysiinae (Braconidae) in canola in Manitoba: Increasing our knowelde of parasitoid biodiversity in agroecosystems.
2012 - Parasitoids on cutworms in Manitoba

Chalsie Warren, B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Evolution and Biodiversity stream, Entomology minor - 2nd year
Summer Projects:
2013 - Symphyta (Hymenoptera) of Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba

Gwen Band, Database specialist
Projects:
- Databasing the Wallis-Roughley Museum of Entomology Collection

Phil Snarr, Technician
Projects: Phil helped with all projects, mine and students
- Revision of the world genera of Helconinae (Braconidae)
- Novel markers for assessing host relationships among parasitoids
- Cryptic species of Eadya (Braconidae) and the effect on biocontrol of Paropsis charybdis (in conjunction with Dr. Geoff Allen's lab, University of Tasmania)


And others awaiting my tardy website updates