Lab People



Robert Koenekoop, Ph.D., 1984
Russell Bellmer, Ph.D., 1991
Michelle Willey, Ph.D., 1993
John Dennehy, Ph.D., 2003
Christopher Vitek, Ph.D., 2004
Paula Hartzell, Ph.D., 2005
H. Alexander Nagle, M.A., 2004
Laran Kaplan, M.A. 2006
Kristina Richio, M.A. 2006
Matthew Chmieliewski, M.A. 2008

Sara Koehring, M.A. 2009
Camilo Khatchikian, Ph.D. 2010
Julie Erthal, M.A. 2012
Kathryn Gibbs, M.A. 2012
Matthew Warndorf, M.S., 2015
John Soghigian, Ph.D. 2016
Marco Notarangelo, M.S. 2016
Levi Seeley, M.S. 2017
Jamie Fitzgerald, Ph.D. 2018
Mandy Gaudreau, Ph.D. Student

Subsequent and/or eventual positions (as known at this writing)

  • John Soghigian, PhD 2016, Research Associate at Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven CT, Research Associate, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University
  • Kathryn Gibbs, MA 2012, Scientist, Department of Ecology, State of Washington
  • Camilo Khatchikian, PhD 2010, Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania, Data Science, Dartmouth College
  • Sara Koehring, MA 2009, Law and Public Health programs, University of Minnesota, Attorney in California
  • Matthew Chmielewski, MA 2008, Ph.D. student at Portland State University
  • Laran Kaplan, MA 2006, Ph.D. student at Rutgers University
  • Kristina Richio, MA 2006, research technician in the Boston area
  • Paula Hartzell, PhD 2005, Research Associate, Tulane University, Scientist, National Park Service in Hawaii
  • Henry Nagle, MA 2004, medical student, Albany Medical School
  • Christopher Vitek, PhD 2004, Research associate, Univ. of Florida, Associate Professor, University of Texas Pan American
  • John Dennehy, PhD 2003, Research associate, Yale, Professor, Queens College
  • Michelle Willey, PhD 1993, owns and operates a private-sector business
  • Russell Bellmer, PhD 1992, National Marine Fisheries Service, now retired
  • Robert Koenekoop, PhD 1985, MD, McGill University; Professor and Head of Ophthalmology Department, Montreal Children’s Hospital and McGill University Health Centre
  • Mark Berman, PhD student, 1990-96, owns and operates Bugman Entoprises, an insect education venture


Previous Undergraduates (note: if I have lost touch with you, please send me an update and I’ll include it here)

Undergraduates significantly involved in research projects

  • Ann Meyer, BA 2009, MAT program
  • Sara Koehring, BA 2008, MA, 2009, Law and Public Health programs, University of Minnesota
  • Hillary Gaddis, BA 2008
  • Jamie Cogliano, BA 2007, now a practicing dentist
  • Mallory Anderson, BA 2006
  • Walter Green, BA 2001, living in Worcester
  • Nate Clements, BA 1998, Honors, research technician in Boston area
  • Peter Morgan, BA Honors, 1996, working in biotech industry in Boston area
  • Heather Erb, BA Honors, 1996, living in Colorado
  • Cindy Sacramone, BA Honors, 1996, actuary in Massachusetts
  • Malcolm McFarland, BA Honors, 1996, became research technician, University of Rhode Island
  • Stephen Gaimari, BA 1990, MS, Washington State, PhD, Illinois; now entomologist and Program Supervisor, Plant Pest Diagnostics, California Department of Food & Agriculture
  • Sarah Zapolsky, BA 1988, MA, Florida State; Senior Research Advisor, AARP
  • Gary Perlman, BA Honors, 1986, entered graduate program at Yale University
  • Stephen Futterweit, BA 1985, now practicing as a Physician’s Assistant in New York
  • Michael Rosenzweig, BA Honors, 1985, MS, PhD, Virginia Tech; now teaching and directingoutreach in Biology at Virginia Tech; founder of SEEDS
  • David Rubin, BA Honors, 1984, PhD, Penn State; Professor, Illinois State University, now deceased
  • Ray Vaskas, BA Honors, 1984, entered graduate program at University of Michigan, now deceased
  • David Hawkins, BA 1983, PhD, MIT; Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geoscience, Denison University, Professor and Chair, Department of Geology, Wellesley College.

Postdocs, Collaborators