Graduate Student Information

Online Graduate Student Directory
Chapman photo Kaitlin Chapman
Degree program: PhD in Entomology
Areas of interest: Teaching, outreach, and research with an emphasis on plant-insect interactions
Dissertation topic: Identifying underlying mechanisms of host-plant resistance (antibiosis/antixenosis and tolerance) to aphids in soybean and Arabidopsis
Email: karmit.chapman@gmail.com
More information: CV


Hofman photo Camila Oliveira Hofman
Social media links: @Camila_ohofman (Twitter),
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Camila_Oliveira-Hofman
Degree Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Areas of Interest: Insect ecology, Pest Management (Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control), Plant-Insect Interactions, Insect pathology, Plant Pathology.
Dissertation topic: Characterization of the natural enemy community, with emphasis on entomopathogens, in pest management of western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) in West Central Nebraska.
Why I chose UNL: In 2011 when I was looking for a M.S. program I came across UNL and Dr. Gary Hein’s research. At the time, a lot of Entomology departments were closing but UNL-Entomology was expanding with new faculty and a remodeled building. My experience was really good throughout my program where I got to interact with a diverse group of students and faculty. I decided to stay for my Ph.D and since 2014 I have been working with Drs. Julie Peterson and Lance Meinke
Email: coliveirahofman@gmail.com
More information: CV


montezano photo Débora Goulart Montezano
Social Media links: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Debora_Montezano/publications?sorting=recentlyAdded&editMode=1
Degree Program: Ph. D. in Entomology
Advisors: Dr. Thomas Hunt and Dr. Julie Peterson
Areas of Interest: Insect behavior, Pest Management (Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control), Insect biology.
Dissertation Title: Behavior and Management of Lepidopteran Pests in Corn: Emphasis on western bean cutworm, Striacosta albicosta (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Preferred email address: deiagm@gmail.com
More information: CV


reinders photo Jordan Reinders
Social media links:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jordy_Reinders
Degree Program: M.S. in Entomology
Areas of Interest: Plant-insect interactions, integrated pest management (IPM), research, industry
Thesis Title: Spatial Variation in Western Corn Rootworm Susceptibility to Bt Corn Events in Nebraska
Why I Chose UNL: When looking for a graduate school, UNL met all of the criteria I was looking for. The faculty are distinguished researchers and teachers, the staff are always kind and helpful, and the students made me feel like I was at home before I even started my program.
Email: jordan.reinders3@gmail.com
More information: CV


souza photo Dariane Souza
Social Media links : https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariane-souza-97a58730
Degree Program: Ph.D. in Entomology
Advisor: Dr. Lance Meinke
Areas of Interest: Research, teaching
Thesis/Dissertation Topic: Insecticide resistance management
Tentative Thesis/Dissertation Title:Resistance characterization of Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to the pyrethroid insecticide Bifenthrin
Email: dariane_lyra@hotmail.com

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