Lab members

Principal Investigator:   John O. Stireman III – Associate Professor

John.stireman at wright.edu



Graduate students


Z.L. “Kai” Burington – PhD student

M.S. Clemson University

keroplatus at gmail.com

Interests: Insect systematics, Trichoptera (Caddis flies), Keroplatidae (predaceous fungus gnats), and Tachinidae

Check out Kai’s blog, Trichopterology!


Jeff Howell – Masters student

Thesis topic- Host location and host-associated divergence in parasitoids of the gall midge Asteromyia carbonifera


Drew Sheaffer – Masters student

DrewPsylloid - Pachypsylla

Thesis topic-Parasitoid diversity and community structure in original and reconstructed prairies


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Matt Duncan

Matt Duncan – Master’s Student (see Matt’s flickr page)

Prosena.JOS812.2K_headsm

Prosena siberita

Thesis topic-Behavioral ecology and population genetics of phasiine parasitoids in Ohio.



Undergraduate Students


Alia Eckhardt – undergraduate research assistant and REU recipient

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One Response to Lab members

  1. Jeff Boettner says:

    Hi John,
    We have a PhD student working on winter moth and we have samples of Cyzenis from Europe, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and from Bruce spanworm in MA. Wondering what primers to use, can you suggest one of your papers that has the current primers you are using?

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