PEOPLE


Below you will find some basic information about current and alumni members of our lab.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


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Brenda Molano-Flores

Plant Ecologist 

Ph.D. 1997. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (go Hawkeyes!!!)

Masters. 1991. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR

Bachelor of Science. 1988. University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS


 Technician

 


 Graduate Students 

 IMG_3628 (003).jpg Eric Janssen

Master’s Student in UI NRES

ResearchI am working on a project investigating rates of extinction and colonization in IL Forests.  

Action Photo.jpg Sara Johnson

Master’s Student in UI NRES

ResearchI working on a project developing a habitat suitability model for a rare plant in Florida. 

 Elwood Dumke

Master’s Student in UI NRES

ResearchI am working on a project investigating cemetery prairies and their quality. 

 


 Visiting Scientists

  


Resident Scientists

Charles Helm

Research: I am the resident entomologist for the lab.


Citizen Scientists

Members of the East-Central Illinois Master Naturalist Program assisting with different tasks in the lab. 

 

 


 

ALUMNI


Post Docs 

Ian Pearse, 2014-2015

David Zaya, 2013-2014


Graduate Students

Samantha Primer           2016. Master in UI Plant Biology

John S. Weedon            2016. Master in UI NRES (off-campus)

Katherine Chi                 2014. Ph.D. in UI Plant Biology

Greg Spyreas                 2014. Ph.D. in UI NRES

Michelle Pearion             2013. Master in UI NRES (off-campus)

Ayse Pogue                   2013. Master in UI NRES (off-campus)

Jason Zylka                   2013. Master in UI NRES

Danielle Ruffatto             2012. Master in UI Plant Biology

Marni Curtis                    2012. Master in UI NRES (off-campus)

Adam Wallner                 2010. Ph.D. in UI Entomology

Dan Elbert                      2010. Master in UI NRES

Stephen Chu                  2010. Master in UI NRES (off-campus)

Helen Mlynarski              2008. Master in UI NRES (off-campus)

Laura Roberts                 2006. Master in UI NRES

Lynne Scott                    2005. Master in UI NRES

Clark Danderson             2005. Master in UI Plant Biology

Christopher Mulvaney     2002. Master in ISU Biology


Undergraduate Students

Lu Xia Yao                       2016 - 2017. FAFU (China)-UI Introductory Research/Independent Study

Jacqueline Orozco           2017. UI Introductory Research

Catherine Jimenez           2017UI Introductory Research

Nathan Stables                2015 - 2016. UI Independent Study

Whiyeon Cho                   2015. UI Introductory Research - Rare Plants CCVI

Angelina R. Gerbas          2015. UI Introductory Research - Rare Plants CCVI

Hannah J. Hedinger          2015. UI Introductory Research - Rare Plants CCVI

Katherine F. Kucera          2015. UI Introductory Research - Rare Plants CCVI

Cealan Laffey                   2015. UI Introductory Research - Rare Plants CCVI

Ka Ying Alice Ngu            2015. UI Introductory Research - Rare Plants CCVI

Andrew T. Blomberg        2015. UI Introductory Research - Rare Plants CCVI and Independent Study

Haolin Zeng                     2014. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center-Summer Internship

Marialicia Chavez             2013. UI Career Empowerment Program-Summer

Margaux E. Leja               2011 - 2012. UI Introductory Research/Independent Study

Samantha J. Chavez        2011 - 2012. UI Volunteer/Independent Research

Dana O. Robinson            2011. Knox College McNair Fellow-Summer

Falon J. Dandridge           2011. UI Introductory Research

Hannah Grant                  2011. UI Introductory Research

Ethan Kessler                 2011. UI Volunteer  

Michelle Collins               2010 - 2012. UI Introductory Research

Dalya Abou-El-Seoud       2010 - 2011. UI Introductory Research

Bridgette Moen                2010. UI Introductory Research

Kirtan Patel                     2006 - 2007. UI Volunteer/Introductory Research

Cassandra Allsup             2003 - 2004. UI Independent Studies

Jason Zylka                    1999. UI Volunteer/Independent Research