Current Lab Members

Dr. Gerhard J. GriesProfessor

NSERC-Industrial Research Chair in
Multimodal Animal Communication Ecology
Dr. forest., Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen (Germany)

I am a genuinely curious fellow and consider it my hobby to run a large and diverse research program with many bright and enthusiastic students. Other hobbies are wildflower gardening and wildlife photography.

Research Associates

Regine GriesResearch Associate

Isolation and identification of candidate semiochemicals; electrophysiology; technical assistance in student projects; maintenance of laboratory equipment and vehicles.

Dr. Stephen (Steve) TakácsResearch Associate

Acquisition and analyses of sonic and ultrasonic sound signals and cues; recordings and analyses of infrared (IR) foraging cues; laboratory and field testing of novel bait technologies.

Dr. Anand DevireddyPostdoctoral Researcher

Synthesis of new semiochemicals (message-bearing chemicals), or known semiochemicals that cannot be purchasable, and development of large-scale synthesis for proven effective semiochemicals.

Graduate Students

Asim RenyardPh.D.

Foraging and communication ecology of the Carpenter Ant, Camponotus modoc more...

Sam Meraj Ph.D.

Immune response in Bed Bugs

Emmanuel Hung M.P.M.

Host-seeking and visual communication in biting flies

Saif Nayani M.P.M.

Foraging ecology of stable flies

Claire Gooding M.P.M.

Repellent semiochemicals of ticks and biting flies

Emma Kovacs M.P.M.

Foraging ecology of horn flies

Mikhaela Ong M.P.M.

Chemical ecology of root aphids

Thet Thet Zaw M.P.M.

Foraging ecology of mosquitoes