Graduate Education in Entomology at Cornell

Grad Student Spotlight

Robin Schwenke

Robin

Robin Schwenke

Research Interests:  My interests include identifying the physiological basis and evolutionary consequences of the trade-off between female reproduction and immunity in Drosophila. I am focused on determining the effect of the nutritional environment on the trade-off between reproduction and immunocompetence as well as the molecular basis of the plasticity. 

Grad Student Spotlight

Natalie Bray

Natalie Bray

Research Interests:
I am a graduate student in Dr. Kyle Wickings’ lab. I am interested in soil arthropod ecology and the role of microarthropods related to belowground carbon cycling as well as microarthropod effects on microbial communities in horticultural and agricultural systems.