Shannon Pelini – P.I.


Research Interests: Global Change, Invertebrate Ecology

Likes: Motherhood, having an exceptionally supportive husband, reality tv, Diet Coke, Paramore, Linkin Park, Indian food, and all things shiny.

Dislikes: Mullets, loud eaters, drivers who don’t stop for crosswalks, bell peppers.

Michael Pelini – Lab Manager 


Research Inerests: Collection and identification of arthropods. 

Likes: Fatherhood, football, Pathfinder RPG, Clash of Clans, Deadpool, Jim Butcher books, Star Wars, selling real estate, and having a ‘balla’ wife.

Dislikes: Obnoxious people, loud people, and bikers who don’t stop at stop signs.

Audrey Maran – PhD Student


Research Interests: Insect carbon climate feedbacks.

Likes: Crocheting, baking, ballroom dancing, Sci-Fi books and TV shows.

Dislikes: Smelly smells, uncomfortable furniture, jerks, and vegetables.

Favorite Bug – Notorious B.U.G.

Josie Lindsey-Robbins – Masters Student

Research Interests: Species interactions, global change, decomposition, and nutrient cycling

Likes: Dogs, baked goods, hiking, cooking, and free shampoo at hotels

Dislikes: Dirty dishes, mean birds, and people who cut in line

Favorite Bug – Damselfly

Preston Thompson – Masters Student

Research Interests: Everything

Likes: Music, science, deep conversations, people, and traveling

Dislikes: Lists about things people dislike

Favorite Bug – BumbleBees


Research Interests: Daphnia genetics

Likes: Himself, staring at the reflection of himself, jumping, eating, and circuses

Dislikes: Not being fed, shark week, and being underestimated

Favorite Bug – Tasty morsels

Past Lab Members

Eric Moore – Spring 2017Masters Graduate


 Amanda Winters – Spring 2017 Masters Graduate
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Caitlin Maloney – Spring 2017 Masters Graduate

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Where Is She Now? The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL (just outside of Chicago).

What Is She Doing? Science communication


Cari Ritzenhaler – Masters Candidate


Rob Baroudi – Masters Candidate




Kristina Flanigan

Jamie Hawkins


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