Nicole L. Achee
Nicole L. Achee, Ph.D, is a Medical Entomologist (Research Associate Professor) within the Department of Biological Sciences and holds a joint Associate Professor appointment in the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. She has a combined 20 years of experience in vector behavior research related to the epidemiology and control of arthropod-borne diseases.
John P. Grieco
John P. Grieco, Ph.D, is a Medical Entomologist (Research Associate Professor) in the Department of Biological Sciences and is the Associate Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. He has 20+ years of experience in vector behavior research and currently manages a multidisciplinary research program with a focus on the biology, ecology and transmission dynamics of vector-borne illness.
Marianne Krebs is originally from France and is currently with the Achee/Grieco Lab as Project Coordinator, handling the business end of the lab.
Allison Hogan is currently a junior Neuroscience major at ND. As an undergraduate researcher for the past year, her research project involves working with Triatomines and T. cruzi in infection studies.
Jugyeong “Esther” Lee
Jugyeong “Esther” Lee is currently a junior Science Business major. As an undergraduate researcher for the past year, her research project aims to understand flight patterns of Aedes aegypti exposed to spatial repellents.
Ken Elkin is a junior Biological Sciences major. As an undergraduate researcher for the past year, his project aims to further evaluate the toxicity of chemicals on Aedes aegypti using WHO Cone Bioassays.
Bobby Wozniak is a junior preprofessional studies major at ND, recently joining the Achee/Grieco lab to work with Triatomines.
Alexis Green is a sophomore anthropology/preprofessional studies major at ND and is a recent addition to the Achee/Grieco lab, having spent the past summer shadowing MSGH students in Belize and conducting research related to vector-borne disease prevention. She hopes to publish these findings in the future.
Sarah Denning is a senior political science and pre health major. She has worked in the lab for one year studying the effects of spatial repellents on aedes mosquitoes. Last summer Sarah travelled to Laos to work on a malaria education campaign in the southern regions of the country.
Kristin Andrejko is a sophomore science-business major at Notre Dame. After spending the past summer in HaMakuya, South Africa working on malaria education interventions, she is currently shadowing in the lab. Kristin hopes to complete a project related to analyzing the efficacy of malaria interventions in the future.
Delaney Lenaghan is a sophomore Psychology and Pre-Health major at Notre Dame. This past summer, she conducted research evaluting long-lasting insecticide nets in Belize. She hopes to publish these findings and continue studying vector-borne disease prevention and treatment efforts in the lab this year.
Visiting Lab Members
Rungarun “Ju” Tisgratog
Rungarun “Ju” Tisgratog is a 4th year Ph.D student from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. She is currently visiting the Achee/Grieco lab working on her thesis project involving Anopheline mosquitoes.
Kritsawan “Jim Beam” Phonjatturas
Kritsawan “Jim Beam” Phonjatturas is a 4th year masters student from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. She was with the Achee/Grieco lab in 2015 working on Aedes aegypti screening.
Suppaluck “Nui” Polsomboon
Suppaluck “Nui” Polsomboon is a Ph.D student at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Medical Zoology. She visited the Achee/Grieco lab in 2015 to conduct studies related to her thesis.
Donovan Leiva lives in Orange Walk, Belize and helps the Belize Vector and Ecology Center (BVEC) in its daily operations. He specializes in colony maintenance of Triatoma dimidiata.
Former Lab Members
Andrea Guzman is a freshman at Grace College. She spent two years working in the Achee/Grieco lab as a student at Marian High School. Her focus was on looking at the adaptation of dengue vectors to environmental stressors.
Diane Choi was with the lab for 2 years as an undergraduate biology major, primarily working on a project aimed at understanding the effect of spatial repellents on Aedes aegypti attraction behavior to oviposition sites. After graduating from Notre Dame, she stayed with the Achee/Grieco lab for a year as Research Coordinator on various projects and initiatives before heading off to medical school.