Graduate Education in Entomology at Cornell

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Grad Student Spotlight

Talya Shragai

Research Interests:
I am interested in the biology of vector-borne diseases. For my undergraduate research at the University of California, Los Angeles, I focused on the intersection between biology and global development; specifically, I looked at how anthropogenic impact affects animal behavior. For my Ph.D. at Cornell University, I would like to study the impact of climate change on mosquito behavior and physiology under the supervision of Laura Harrington. I am particularly interested in understanding how these changes may influence the dynamics of disease transfer.

Grad Student Spotlight

Joo Hyun Im

Research Interests:  Joo Hyun graduated from Grinnell College in 2010 with a BA in Biology and Global Development Studies. Prior to graduate school, she worked with Dr. Rachel Brem at UC Berkeley and Dr. Mimi Shirasu-Hiza at Columbia University studying natural genetic variation of salt response in Saccharomyces yeast and fly virus respectively. For more information, please see her linkedin page.