Current Lab Members

Alice Albasi

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: ada43 [at] cornell.edu

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I am an undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics.  I joined the Douglas lab in February 2014.I am interested in statistical m...

Alyssa Bost

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: ab43 [at] cornell.edu

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I am fascinated by the interplay of life forms which work together to build the interdependent ecosystem inside of our bodies. All animals are kn...

Bessem Chouaia

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: bc335 [at] cornell.edu

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I am a microbial ecologist with a focus on interactions between bacteria and arthropods. I am working on understanding the interaction between ...

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Seung Ho Chung

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: sc776 [at] cornell.edu

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I am interested in metabolic interaction between aphids and their symbionts.   Aphids feed on nutritionally poor diets and require symbionts...

Mihee Choi

Laboratory technician

Email: mc848 [at] cornell.edu

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I do most of the ordering and I maintain the laboratory inventories of chemicals and other materials, and I am increasingly working in the laborat...

Leanne Donahue

Laboratory Technician

Email: lrd65 [at] cornell.edu

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I graduated from Ithaca College in summer 2013, majoring in Biology, and I am gaining experience of working in a laboratory as a technician, while ...

Jia Hsin Huang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: jh735 {at} cornell.edu

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I am interested in understanding the nutritional interaction between Drosophila and its gut microbiota, including the molecular mechanis...

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Xiangfeng Jing

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: xj43 [at] cornell.edu

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I am interested in insect nutrition and its role in insect-plant interactions.  My current research, funded by AFRI, focuses on sugar utiliz...

Dan (Geonho) Kim

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: gk334@cornell.edu

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I am an undergraduate student majoring in Entomology, and I joined the Douglas lab in January 2012. I am interested in animal behavior and physio...

Junbo Luan

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am interested in whitefly-symbiont interactions. Currently, I focus on the metabolic interactions between whiteflies and symbionts, with the go...

Yuan Luo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: yl548 [at] cornell.edu

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I have worked with Angela Douglas since October 2013.  During the first year, I investigated the interactions between host and their gut bacte...

Arturo Vera Ponce de Leon

Graduate Student

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I am interested in studying the life and its interactions, principally in fungi-insect symbiosis. I got a scholarship for coming here to Cornell....

Nathan Winans

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: njw49 [at] cornell.edu

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I am an undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences with concentrations in microbiology and nuerobiology. I joined the Douglas Lab in t...

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Xiaowei Yang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: xy322 [at] cornell.edu

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I am interested in insect physiology and how we can use RNAi to study insect function and control insect pests. My research focus is sugar utiliza...

Kai Zhang

Graduate Student

Email: kz49 {at} cornell.edu

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I joined the lab in September 2014. I was born in Shandong Province. Now I major in Entomology in Tong-Xian Liu lab in College of Plant Protectio...