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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Recent FMEL graduated students


Rebecca Zimler

Rebecca Zimler

Advisor:  Barry Alto

Thesis:

Emergence and transmission potential of Zika virus by invasive mosquitoes from Florida and Puerto Rico

Degree:

Ph.D. (2020)

Current employer:

Vector-borne Disease Epidemiologist, State of Florida Department of Health 


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Bethany McGregor

Advisor:  Nathan Burkett-Cadena

Thesis:

Ecology of Culicoides biting midges and their role as vectors of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus on Florida big game preserves

Degree:

PhD (2019)

Current employer:

Research Entomologist, USDA Arthropod-borne Animal Diseases Research Unit, Manhattan, KS


Richard West

Richard West

Advisor:  Nathan Burkett-Cadena

Thesis:

Quantifying seasonal changes in host use and vectorial capacity of Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae) in relation to epizootic transmission of eastern equine encephalitis virus in central Florida

Degree:

MS (2019)

Current employer:

Brosnan Risk Consultants, Bentonville, AR


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Kristin Sloyer

Advisor:  Nathan Burkett-Cadena

Thesis:

Evaluating sampling strategies and ecological niche models for Florida no-see-ums (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae: Culicoides)

Degree:

MS (2018)

Current employer:

Ph.D. candidate, UF IFAS FMEL, Vero Beach, FL


Maria Carrasquilla in the field

María C. Carrasquilla

Advisor:  Phil Lounibos

Thesis:

Reproduuctive interference and spermathecal use in invasive mosquito vectors

Degree:

Ph.D. (2017)

Current employer:

Postdoctoral researcher, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia


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Isaiah Hoyer

Advisor:  Nathan Burkett-Cadena

Thesis:

Ecology of Culex (Melanocinioncedecei, vector of Everglades virus in Florida

Degree:

MS (2017)

Current employer:

Scientist, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA


Kylie Yanchula

Kylie Yanchula

Advisor:  Barry Alto

Thesis:

Larval nutrient-mediated transgenerational effects in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Degree:

Ph.D. (2017)

Current employer:

Field Operations Stormwater Manager, Martin Country Public Works, FL


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Mark Kartzinel

Advisor:  Nathan Burkett-Cadena

Thesis:

Evaluation of an autodissemination station for the suppression of dengue virus and chikungunya virus vectors in Florida

Degree:

MS (2015)

Current employer:

Research Entomologist, Indian River Mosquito Control District, Vero Beach, FL



Current as of 3/10/2021