Nancy A. Moran

Lab Members

Geopemphigus aphids in open gall

Nancy Moran

Nancy A. Moran

Professor, Integrative Biology

My long-term interests are in the evolution of biological complexity, such as that apparent in complex life histories, in intimate interactions among species, and in species-diversity of clades and communities.

My focus is on symbiosis, particularly that between multicellular hosts and microbes

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Eli Powell

Eli Powell

Research Associate

I have been helping to develop tools for studying the biological and functional complexity of microbes and their interactions with each other and their hosts in the guts of honey bees and bumble bees.
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Jo Anne Holley

Jo Anne Holley

Associate Professor of Practice

Bugs in Bugs Stream
Freshman Research Initiative

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Zheng Li

ZHENG LI

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

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PJ LARIVIERE

PJ LARIVIERE

USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow

I’m broadly interested in both studying and engineering biological systems involving bacteria. Currently, I’m developing molecular tools for use in engineering symbionts of honey bees.

Yulin Song

Yulin Song

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Korin Jones

KORIN Jones 

Stengl-Wyer Scholar
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Jerry Maaeda

ALAN E. SILVA CERQUEIRA

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am interested in host-associated bacteria, especially Orbaceae living in Carpenter bee guts. My goal is to isolate, identify and sequence genome of these symbionts. I am also an enthusiast of the stingless bee gut microbiota research.
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Jerry Maaeda

JERRY MAEDA

Graduate Student, Cell & Molecular Biology

I am broadly interested in the evolution of bacterial endosymbionts and their eukaryotic hosts. I am also interested in how insect physiology and development impact symbiont transmission and how these factors then shape endosymbiont evolution.

Laila Phillips

Laila Phillips

Graduate Student, Microbiology

 

Kathleen Sotelo

KATHLEEN SOTELO

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

 



 

Allen Xue

Allen Xue

Undergraduate Research AssistaNT,
Biology

Ethan Yu

ETHAN YU

Undergraduate Research AssisTANT,
biology

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Hillary Ovalle

HILLARY OVALLE

Undergraduate Research AssistaNT,
biology

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Aadhunik Sundar

Aadhunik Sundar

Undergraduate Research AssisTANT,
biology, PLAN II

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Hailey Anderson

Hailey Anderson

Undergraduate Research AssisTANT,
Neuroscience

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Alejandro Bernardino

Alejandro Bernardino

Undergraduate Research AssisTANT,
biology

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Cinthia Hernandez-Granillo

Cinthia Hernandez-Granillo

Undergraduate Research AssisTANT,
BIOLOGY

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Sylvia Tanguma

Sylvia Tanguma

Undergraduate Research AssisTANT,
biology  

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Nazhin Nikaeen

Nazhin Nikaeen

Undergraduate Research AssisTANT,
biology

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Jay MAGANTI

Jay MAGANTI

Undergraduate Research Assistant,
biology

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Layne Smith

Sabrina Sakurako Rinaldi

Undergraduate Research AssisTANT,
biology

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Kim Hammond

Kim Hammond

Research Associate

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Corey the Bug

Lab Mascot, 2016-2017

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