People

The Leafhopper Lab is led by Illinois State Entomologist Chris Dietrich.

PostDoctoral Fellows

  • Yanghui Cao, systematics of leafhoppers, bioinformatics
  • Valleria Trivellone, ecology and genetics of leafhopper vectors of plant pathogens

Graduate Students

  • Brendan Morris, PhD student, systematics of Centrotinae
  • Rachel Skinner, PhD student, phylogenomics of Hemiptera

Visiting Scholars

  • Adilson Pinedo-Escatel, Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Jin Hyung Kwon, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

Former Lab Members

Daniela Takiya

Daniela Takiya, Laboratorio de Entomologia, Universidad do Rio de Janeiro

Roman Rakitov

Roman Rakitov, Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Adam Wallner

Adam Wallner, USDA APHIS-PPQ, Miami

Sindhu Krishnakutty

Sindhu Krishnankutty, Xavier University, Ohio

Therese Catanach

Therese Catanach, Drexel University, Philadelphia

Dmitry Dmitriev

Dmitry Dmitriev, Biodiversity Informatician, INHS 

James Zahniser

James Zahniser, USDA APHIS-PPQ, U. S. National Museum, Washington

  • Maria Inés Catalano, Centro de Bioinvestigaciones (UNNOBA-CICBA), Pergamino, Argentina
  • Wu Dai, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
  • Yani Duan, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Ana Gonçalves, Universidad do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Yuehua Song, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang, Guizhou, China
  • Liyuan Yang, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
  • Yang Wang, Shangluo University, Shangluo, Shaanxi, China