Lab Members

Achee

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.


Grieco

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.

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Krebs

Marianne Krebs

Marianne Krebs is originally from France and is currently with the Achee/Grieco Lab as Project Coordinator, handling the business end of the lab.


Green

Alexis Green

Alexis Green is a senior anthropology/preprofessional studies major. She is part of the lab for two years and on top of her research on Ae. aegypti in the lab she also went in the field in Belize and Thailand,conducting research related to vector-borne disease prevention.


Andrejko

Kristin Andrejko

Kristin Andrejko is a senior in science-business major.  As an undergraduate researcher for two years, she is doing research on Aedes mosquitoes, and did a field trip to Belize in summer 2016.


Lenaghan

Delaney Lenaghan

Delaney Lenaghan is a senior Psychology and Pre-Health major. She is working with the lab for two years and she conducted research evaluting long-lasting insecticide nets in Belize.

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Visiting Lab Members

 

Ju

 

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.


Jim Beam

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

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.


Doo

Donovan Leiva

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.

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Former Lab Members

Guzman

Sarah Denning

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.


Hogan

Allison Hogan

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.


Lee

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.


Elkin

Kenneth Elkin

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.


Wozniak

Robert Wozniak

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.


Guzman

Andrea Guzman

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.


Choi

Diane Choi

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.