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Kim Medley, PhD
Principal Investigator
Director, Tyson Research Center
e-mail: kim.medley@wustl.edu
phone: 314-935-8448

Google Citations
Curriculum Vitae

 
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Mike Moore, PhD
Living Earth Collaborative postdoctoral fellow
e-mail: mpmoore@wustl.edu

Google Citations

Website

Mike arrived in August us as our first LEC fellow, where he will work with our lab, the lab of Kasey-Fowler Finn (SLU), and the LEC to stimulate collaboration between institutions. Stay tuned for more from Mike…

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Katie Westby, PhD
Postdoctoral research associate
e-mail: kwestby@wustl.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Katie is broadly interested in vector ecology and evolution, though she is very partial to studying container-breeding mosquitoes in the genera Aedes and Culex. In the Midwestern US, where Katie has conducted most of her research, species in these two genera are vectors of important human pathogens such as West Nile and La Crosse viruses. She asks questions about how both biotic and abiotic factors can influence a mosquito’s ability to successfully transmit pathogens. Katie has also begun to use mosquitoes as a model system to address basic questions in disease ecology, specifically the role of invasive mosquitoes in transmission of the obligate parasite Ascogregarina barretti in a native mosquito.


Undergraduates/technicians

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Lexie Beckermann
Lead technician

Southeast Missouri State University '21

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '17
TERFer '15-'16 (Eureka HS)


Lexie manages the day to day activity in the lab and field. She's also an active investigator interested in predacious mosquitoes, and is writing up her work this summer (2018).

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Lois Mack
Undergraduate researcher

Harris Stowe State University '21

Project: Mint as a mosquito deterrent; urban ecology + evolution in the Asian tiger mosquito

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Anahi Gamboa
Research technician

Southeast Missouri State University ‘19

Anahi is working with Katie on her highly shrouded new urban evolution project. Stay tuned!


Lab alumni

Delilah Sayer   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow ‘19   TERF  ‘16-'17 Rockwood Summit High School  Project: Effects of leaf detritus on parasite infection in container mosquitoes

Delilah Sayer

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow ‘19

TERF ‘16-'17
Rockwood Summit High School

Project: Effects of leaf detritus on parasite infection in container mosquitoes

Tejiri Agbigbe   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow ‘18  WashU ‘19  Project: Mechanisms influencing parasite infection under experimental warming scenarios

Tejiri Agbigbe

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow ‘18

WashU ‘19

Project: Mechanisms influencing parasite infection under experimental warming scenarios

Adnan Shaik    TERF  ‘19  Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience ‘21  Project: Temperature effects on parasite infection

Adnan Shaik

TERF ‘19

Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience ‘21

Project: Temperature effects on parasite infection

Sabreena Leach    TERF  '18 University of Washington '22  Project: Effects of urban land use on body size in adult  Ae. albopictus

Sabreena Leach

TERF '18
University of Washington '22

Project: Effects of urban land use on body size in adult Ae. albopictus

Tullaia Powell    TERF  '18-’19  Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience ‘20  Project: Bush honeysuckle and gregarine parasites interact to reduce larval mosquito survival

Tullaia Powell

TERF '18-’19

Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience ‘20

Project: Bush honeysuckle and gregarine parasites interact to reduce larval mosquito survival

Andrew White   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '18 WashU' 19  Project: Colonization of treeholes by  Ae. albopictus

Andrew White

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '18
WashU' 19

Project: Colonization of treeholes by Ae. albopictus

Aaron Heisey   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '17 Wells College  Project: Effects of prescribed fire on Lone Star tick questing behavior

Aaron Heisey

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '17
Wells College

Project: Effects of prescribed fire on Lone Star tick questing behavior

Leslie Sterling   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '17 WashU '19  Project: Bird-tick abundance in burned and unburned forest plots

Leslie Sterling

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '17
WashU '19

Project: Bird-tick abundance in burned and unburned forest plots

Hanna Peterman   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '17 WashU' 19  Project: Deer use and meningeal worm prevalence in burned and unburned forest plots

Hanna Peterman

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '17
WashU' 19

Project: Deer use and meningeal worm prevalence in burned and unburned forest plots

Brendan Sweetman   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '15,'16 WashU '18  Project: Effects of food quality on parasite infection in container mosquitoes

Brendan Sweetman

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '15,'16
WashU '18

Project: Effects of food quality on parasite infection in container mosquitoes

Thomas VanHorn   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '15,16'  TERF  '13,'14 (Thomas Jefferson School) WashU '18  Project: Environmental drivers of abundance and spatial structure for the Lone star tick

Thomas VanHorn

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '15,16'
TERF '13,'14 (Thomas Jefferson School)
WashU '18

Project: Environmental drivers of abundance and spatial structure for the Lone star tick

Bailey Saylor    TERF  '16 Fort Zumwalt North High School  Project: Land-use effects on earthworm abundance

Bailey Saylor

TERF '16
Fort Zumwalt North High School

Project: Land-use effects on earthworm abundance

Omair Habib    TERF  '16 Lafayette High School  Project: Land-use effects on earthworm abundance

Omair Habib

TERF '16
Lafayette High School

Project: Land-use effects on earthworm abundance

Jolena Pang    TERF  '15 Clayton High School  Project: Effects of resources and invasion on mosquito abundance

Jolena Pang

TERF '15
Clayton High School

Project: Effects of resources and invasion on mosquito abundance

Amanda Kalupa   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '14 WashU '16  Project: Urban mosquito ecology

Amanda Kalupa

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '14
WashU '16

Project: Urban mosquito ecology

Ellie Moen   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '14 University of Illinois '16  Project: Urban mosquito ecology

Ellie Moen

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '14
University of Illinois '16

Project: Urban mosquito ecology

Anna Darling   Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '14 WashU '16  Project: Urban ecology and design

Anna Darling

Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '14
WashU '16

Project: Urban ecology and design