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Avery Ramas

(Abi) is an undergraduate biology major currently working on an NSF ARTS grant in conjunction with the collection. She especially works on developing video vouchers of specimens prior to preparing them for DNA extraction. She maintains living cultures of nematodes and prepares permanent slides.





Caitlin Gower

Caitlin Gower is an undergraduate biology major currently working on an NSF ARTS grant in conjunction with the collection. She oversees developing video vouchers of specimens and processing them for sequencing. She oversee maintaining living cultures of nematodes and preparing permanent slides. Caitlin supports the collection with data entry.





Scott Heacox

Scott Heacox is an undergraduate entomology major doing research in the Heraty lab on determining the diversity and biogeography of Madagascan Oraseminae with emphasis on Orasema. He is also studying Californian populations of Pseudochalcura gibbosa to determine their plant and ant host associations and to elucidate the specific behavioral and chemical interactions that take place between the host and parasitoid.





Krissy Dominguez

Krissy Dominguez is an undergraduate double major Biology and Entomology student in the Heraty Lab. Krissy’s research focuses on the systematics, biodiversity, and biogeography of Madagascan Oraseminae (Eucharitidae: Chalcidoidea) with emphasis on Orasema. Her other area of research focuses on studying California Pseudchalcura gibbosa populations and to determine plant host associations as well as specific behavioral and chemical interactions occurring within in the nest of the host ants Camponotus. Outside of research, Krissy enjoys spending her free time hiking and bird watching in the San Gabriel Mountains.