Current Lab Members

  • Brandt Weary


    Brandt is a third-year undergraduate Molecular Environmental Biology major in the College of Natural Resources. He is involved in the Will lab’s Perkins Canyon and Hopland studies, where he helps by sorting, pinning, building traps, analyzing data, and doing field

  • Dr. Jong Kyun Park

    JK Park

    My major area of study is the systematics of Palaearctic Carabidae. My research focuses on geographic and phylogenetic work in Nearctic and Palaearctic areas. I am also interested in the taxonomic work of Carabidae from Vietnam and China.

  • Linda Saunders


    I grew up here in the Bay Area. After high school, I went to Chabot community college where I played volleyball and pole vaulted. After a year there I enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves so I could continue classes.

  • Dr. Tina Mendez

    Project Collaborator

    I’ve been enamored with insects since I was seven when a mass emergence of cicadas in my hometown filled our trees and our days with surround sound. As children, we collected the exuviae hanging on plants, and if we were

  • Casey Hubble

    Project Leader
    Casey Hubble

    In 2013 I received a masters in ecology and systematic biology with an emphasis in entomology. I’ve had the privilege to work on a number of rewarding local projects with the California Academy of Science, Apple, Park Presidio and several of the UC Davis extension branches.

  • Dr. Ainsley Seago

    Children's Book Illustrator
    Ainsley Seago

    Current status: revising Australian sogdine leiodids, describing new genera, identifying truffle beetles, preparing for Australian Beetles Vol. II.

  • Sameer Nayak


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  • Dr. Aman Gill


    I was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Science at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where I taught courses in ecology, evolution and sustainability science. My research addressed how urban land use affects the capacity of

  • Dr. Athula Attygalle


    Mass Spectrometry is a rapidly advancing scientific discipline with tremendous employment opportunities. Our aim is to provide most up-to-date teaching and frontier-level research programs to our students.

  • Dr. Tanya Renner

    Dr. Tanya Renner, PhD

    The Renner Lab explores evolutionary genetics and genomics, the effects of multi-species interactions on form and function and the evolution of defensive systems.

  • Dr. Wendy Moore

    Dr. Wendy Moore

    The Moore lab uses molecular genetic techniques and morphological methods to infer robust phylogenetic frameworks to identify and describe natural groups of terrestrial arthropods, to study their diversification and patterns of distribution, and to elucidate the ecological roles and the importance of key innovations that have significantly affected their evolutionary histories. Presently lab members are focusing efforts on lineages within the Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Myriapoda and Arachnida.