CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS
Mitch Duffner is a fourth year Honors Tutorial College (HTC) student and Honors Apprentice majoring in Biological Sciences at Ohio University. His interests are broad ranging from evolutionary studies, parasite vectors, and animal behavior and ecology. He is working on entomology-related research with a focus on midge fly resource location. Outside of academia, he is passionate about film, music, art, and sports. He is a huge fan of the NBA (go Cavs!) and plays sports recreationally as much as possible. During the summer, he likes to create projects for himself involving design and sketch-work, often inspired by whatever film or topic holds his obsession at the time (currently flies!). He has also written multiple articles for an online student-run magazine at Ohio University called Speakeasy.
Madeline Sudnick is a third year Honors Tutorial College (HTC) student majoring in Biological Sciences at Ohio University. She is an undergraduate research student in the Avian Behavioral and Physiological Ecology Lab with one foot in our lab because she is working on a project identifying novel management practices for the avian bird blow fly (AKA #VampireMaggots). Maddie is funded through the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF), Ohio University Research Committee (OURC), and donations through Sindisa Conservation Fund. In her spare time, she wakes up very early (for fun!) to bird watch and band birds.
Glenn Pauley is a second year Ohio University undergraduate student studying Biology Pre-Professional with a minor in psychology. I am involved in Alpha Lambda Delta Honors society, and I am a peer mentor here on campus for the department of OMSAR (Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention). I joined the lab for an opportunity to make an impact in the world and to start conducting research in the field of entomology. I have aspirations to become a Doctor to help people have the greatest opportunity to live their best lives. My interests outside of the books are lifting weights, doing anything outside, playing guitar and playing sports.
Evelyn Blakeman, 2019 Undergraduate Research Student – PACE Recipient, 1st Place Oral Presentation Award – Pollinator-Insect Ecology (P-IE) Undergraduate Research Symposium- Entomological Society of America. St. Louis, MI, 17-10 November 2019.
Julie Hixon, 2018 Undergraduate Research Student (Ohio University Graduate – B.S. in Biology), 1st Place Poster Presentation Award – Ohio University Student Expo, April 2018.
Aydan Wilson, 2017 Undergraduate Research Student (Ohio University Graduate – B.S. in Plant Biology) – PACE Recipient and 1st Place Poster Presentation Award – Ohio University Student Expo, April 2017. Currently working at Scotts Miracle-Gro