Eric Bohnenblust, Ph.D.

Eric earned his PhD from Penn State in May 2014 and started working for the EPA.

Ian Grettenberger, Ph.D.

Ian earned his PhD in Entomology in August 2015. He is now an assistant professor in the Dept. of Entomology at UC-Davis.

Anjel Helms, PhD

Anjel earned her PhD in Ecology from Penn State and was co-advised by Tooker and Mark Mescher. She is now a faculty member in the Dept. of Entomology at Texas A&M

Maggie Douglas, PhD

Maggie earned her MS and PhD in Entomology in 2012 and 2016, respectively. She is a faculty member in The Department of Environmental Studies & Environmental Science at Dickinson College.

Anthony Vaudo, Ph.D.

Anthony received his PhD in Entomology in 2016. He was co-advised by Tooker and Christina Grozinger. He works for the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho.

Julie Baniszewski, PhD

I earned by PhD in Entomology in 2021. My research focused on creating a sustainable agriculture system by exploiting diversity and associated ecological function, such as pest control, by mixing crop species and crop varieties.

Elizabeth Rowen, PhD

I earned my PhD in Entomology in 2020. I studied in how no-till, cover crops, manure, and specific nutrients influenced plant defenses, herbivores, and/or natural enemies.

Kirsten Pearsons, PhD

I earned my PhD in Entomology in 2020. I studied within-field movement of neonicotinoid insecticides and their non-target effects on beneficial arthropods, including predators and decomposers.

Melanie Kammerer Allen, PhD

Melanie earned her PhD in Ecology in 2020

Anna Busch

I earned my M.S. in Entomology in 2016. I studied the relationships between agricultural pests and their arthropod predators as well as insect-plant interactions in sustainable farming systems.

Sarah McTish

Sarah earned her M.S. in Entomology in 2019. She is an agronomy educator with Penn State Extension.

Angela Coco

I earned my M.S. in Entomology in 2019. I studied crop relatedness in vegetable crops to understand how insect pest populations respond to crop diversity with different evolutionary histories.

Julie Golinski

I am interested in how plants perceive and respond to insect chemical cues. My current research expands from the ongoing work in our lab with goldenrod and explores whether other plants species can detect and respond to pheromones from their co-evolved herbivores.

Daniel Bliss

Daniel earned his M.S. in Entomology in 2023.

Marion Le Gall, PhD

I am a nutritional ecologist who works on generalist herbivores. My research seeks to understand how generalists solve the problem of balancing multiple and changing nutrient needs while dealing with plant defense. I like to use a physiological approach in order to gain insights into mechanisms underlying ecological patterns and processes.

Kevin Rice, PhD

I investigate interactions among invasive species, native plants and arthropods. I’m primarily interested in how plant defenses affect invasive herbivore host-plant choice and fitness.

Matt Boucher, Ph.D.

I am interested in community interactions occurring within agroecosystems and the management innovations we can glean from them.

Andrew Aschwanden

Andrew was the long time research technician for the lab. He helped with daily lab and field research activities.

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John Tooker, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Entomology