Jennifer Avondet, M.S.
Research Technician/Lab Supervisor
Jen_A
Solomon J. Awe
Biology Master's Student
Solomon Awe

Research interests: The role of the central complex in the brain of Manduca sexta during in flight odor tracking.
Brian Taylor
Engineering Ph.D Student
Brian Taylor

Research Interests: Tracking fluid borne odors in environments where important cues such as wind direction can radically change or vanish during the course of a tracking mission.

Current Statues: Employed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Anna Malec
Biology Undergraduate Research Student
Anna Malec

Research Interests: Male vs. female odor tracking to a plant source.

Current Statues: Teaching English in Japan.
Elena Hoellein
Biology Ph.D Graduate, 2011
Elena

Research Interests:Participated in a multi-institutional study examining the effects of diet on the behavior of the Western lowland gorilla.

Current Statues: Post-doc at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
Chad Schaber
Biology Undergraduate Research Student
Chad

Research Interests:Created a "white out" environment in the wind tunnel and used it to compare different floor patterns to see the effects on the flight of Manduca sexta.

Current Statues: Washington University, St. Louis
Jennifer Talley
Biology Ph.D Graduate, 2010
Jen Talley

Research Interests: Fundamental issues in chemo-orientation in animals and simulated agents. Compared 2D walking cockroaches with 3D flying moths.

Current Statues: Employed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Caitlin Burkman
Biology Research Undergraduate, B.S. May 2010
Caitlin B

Research Interests: Oviposition preference between tobacco and jimson weed in Manduca sexta. Also studied the coordination between antennae and walking movements in the American cockroach.

Current Statues: Ohio State University Ph.D. Entomology Program.
Kathy Guo
High School Biology Research Student, May 2010
Kathy G

Research Interests: Looked at the role the tegulae play in flight control of the tobacco hornworm moth.

Current Statues: Pre-med at Bates College in Maine.
Jenni Mueller
Biology Master's graduate, M.S. 2008
Jenni M

Research Interests: Studied behavior and endocrinology of African elephants and black rhinoceroses.

Current Statues: Saving the planet
Adam Rutkowski
Ph.D in Engineering, December 2007
Adam R

Research Interests: Robotic implementation of a 3D biologically-inspired odor tracking algorithm.

Current Statues: Employed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Nick Brehl
Biology Research Undergraduate, B.S. May 2008
Nick B

Research Interests: Investigated the neural circuitry underlying the control of antennal movements in the tobacco hornworm moth.

Current Statues: Saving the planet
Caitlin Duffy
Hathaway Brown High School Student, 2008
Caitlin D

Research Interests: Behavioral responses to different concentrations of pheromone in the American cockroach.

Current Statues: Saving the planet
P. Xanthe Gray
Undergraduate Research Student, B.S. December 2007
Xanthe G

Research Interests: Obstacle perception and avoidance during upwind odor tracking in male cockroaches.

Current Statues: Employed at University Hospitals.
Elizabeth Zheng
Undergraduate Research Student, B.A. May 2007
Elizabeth Z

Research Interests: Importance of visual imputs in odor tracking cockroaches.

Current Statues: Medical student at NY Medical School.
Nina Fatigati
Undergraduate Research Student, B.A. May 2007
Nina F

Research Interests: Antennal control in the tobacco hornworm moth.

Current Statues: Medical student at the University of Pittsburg.
Andy Finnell
Junior Research Technician 2003-2005
Andy F

Research Interests: Odor tracking in turkey vultures at Squire Valleyview Farm.

Current Statues: Studies groundwater quality in Texaset
Jarrod Predina
Undergraduate Research Student, B.A. May 2006
Jarrod P

Research Interests: Neurons underlying pheromone plume tracking in moths.

Current Statues: Medical student at Penn
Poorna Chowdry
Biology Master's Student, M.S. 2006
Poorna C

Research Interests: Social and reproductive behavior in the cheetah.

Current Statues: Veterinary student at MSU
Elizabeth Morrison
Undergraduate Research Student, B.A. May 2005
Elizabeth M

Research Interests: How male moths track different female pheromone structures in a wind tunnel.

Current Statues: Resident at MCO
Amanda Goodwin
Undergraduate Research Student, B.A. May 2004
Amanda G

Research Interests: How the moth's central nervous system controls the abdomen during flight maneuvering.

Current Statues: OSU Veterinary school graduate
Justin Bailey
Engineering Master's Student, M.S. May 2004
Justin B

Research Interests: Used mobile robots to test hypotheses on how insects control their behavior.

Current Statues: Employed at Price for Profit.
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