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 Kent graduated from the University of Montpellier, France with a Master in Business and Market Economy, and has been working with the Achee/Grieco Lab since 2014, handling the business end of the lab.
Caroline Pitts is a Junior Biology and English double major. She has been a lab member since Fall 2019 and is conducting research on vector-borne diseases in Belize.
Visiting Lab Members
Natalia Gomes Magalhaes
Natalia Mendes Gomes Magalhaes was a second year master’s student from the Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil. She came to the Achee/Grieco lab in 2019 to work on her thesis project, involving screening of natural products with the HITSS.
Amonrat "Tonaor" Panthawong
Amonrat “Tonaor” Panthawong visited the Achee/Grieco lab when she was a third year Ph.D. student from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand in 2019. She was working on her thesis project involving rodents.
Dr. Wandee Sirichokchatchawan
Dr. Wandee Sirichokchatchawan is a lecturer at the College of Public Health Sciences of Bangkok, Thailand. She came in 2019 to expand her collaboration with the University of Notre Dame.
Keila Paiz Moscoso and Jose Ignacio "Nacho" Navarro Kraul
Keila Paiz Moscoso and Jose Ignacio “Nacho” Navarro Kraul both came from the CRISP (Centro Regional de Investigación en Salud Pública) in Mexico in 2019. Mrs. Paiz Moscoso was the lab manager of her unit and Mr. Navarro Kraul a third year master’s student.
Wathcharin "Tick" Phoomkhong
Wathcharin “Tick” Phoomkhong came when he was a master’s student from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. He was visiting the Achee/Grieco lab in 2018.
Rungarun “Ju” Tisgratog
Rungarun “Ju” Tisgratog came as a 4th year Ph.D student from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand in 2016. She was working on her thesis project involving Anopheline mosquitoes.
Donovan Leiva lives in Orange Walk, Belize and helps the Belize Vector and Ecology Center (BVEC) in its daily operations. He visited the Achee/Grieco lab in 2016.
Kritsawan “Jim Beam” Phonjatturas
Kritsawan “Jim Beam” Phonjatturas came when she was 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 was 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.
Thipwara "Thip" Tiansawang
Thipwara “Thip” Tiansawang came as a 4th year Ph.D student from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand in 2014.
Former Lab Members
Alexis Green’ 19 graduated in anthropology and preprofessional studies. She was part of the lab for three years and on top of her research on Aedes aegypti in the lab she also went in the field in Belize and Thailand,conducting research related to vector-borne disease prevention.
Kristin Andrejko’19 graduated in science-business. As an undergraduate researcher for three years, she was doing research on Aedes mosquitoes, and did a field trip to Belize in summer 2016.
Delaney Lenaghan’19 graduated in Psychology and Pre-Health. She worked with the lab for three years and she conducted research evaluting long-lasting insecticide nets in Belize.
Sarah Denning’18 graduated in political science and pre health major. She has worked in the lab for two years studying the effects of spatial repellents on aedes mosquitoes.
Emily Hansen’21 graduated in biology/political science major. She was a member of the lab for two years, doing research on insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Belize.
Allison Hogan’18 was with the lab for two years and graduated in Neuroscience. Her research project involved working with Triatomines and T. cruzi in infection studies.
Jugyeong “Esther” Lee
Jugyeong “Esther” Lee’18 graduated in Science Business. As an undergraduate researcher for two years, her research project aimed to understand flight patterns of Aedes aegypti exposed to spatial repellents.
Jessica Lee’20 graduated in Neuroscience & Behavior major and Chinese minor. She was a lab member for three years, and was doping research on insecticide resistance in the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Diane Lee’20 graduated in Science Business major with minors in Latino Studies and Theology. She was a lab member for three years, and her research related to vector-borne diseases in the Mexico-Belize region.
Ken Elkin’18 majored in Biological Sciences. He stayed in the lab for 3 semesters and his project aimed to further evaluate the toxicity of chemicals on Aedes aegypti using WHO Cone Bioassays.
Bobby Wozniak’18 graduated in preprofessional studies major. As an undergraduate researcher for two years, he was doing research on Triatomines as well as the effects of ivermectin on the mortality and behavior of Ae. aegypti.
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.