Insect Ecology at Purdue - Ian Kaplan's Lab


Ian Kaplan
Associate Professor

PhD, Entomology, University of Maryland (2007)
MS, Entomology, Auburn University (2003)
BS, Biology, Davidson College (2000)

Department of Entomology
Smith Hall, Purdue University
901 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089
Office: B1D Smith Hall
Lab: B79 Smith Hall
Office Phone: (765) 494-7207



Kathryn Ingerslew
Postdoctoral Scientist

PhD, Plant, Insect & Microbial Science, University of Missouri (2016)
BS, Mathematics, University of Missouri (2012)

Curriculum Vitae

Laura Ingwell
Postdoctoral Scientist
Google Scholar Profile

PhD, Entomology, University of Idaho (2014)
MS, Ecology, University of Rhode Island (2009)
BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2006)

Curriculum Vitae

Paola Olaya-Arenas
PhD Student

MS, Ecology, University of Puerto Rico (2009)
BS, Botany, Universidad del Valle (2003)



Ulianova Vidal Gómez
PhD Student

MS, Entomology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogotá (2009)
BS, Biology, Universidad Pedagogica Nacional - Bogotá (1999)




Michael Garvey
PhD Student

BS, Entomology, Cornell University (2012)



Christie Shee
PhD Student

MS, Animal Sciences, Purdue University (2013)
BS, Animal Sciences, Ohio State University (2010)


Wadih Ghanem
PhD Student

MS, Plant Sciences, Wageningen University (2016)
BS, Agricultural Sciences, American University of Beirut (2014)



Jacob Pecenka
PhD Student

MS, Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University (2017)
BS, Biology & Biotechnology, South Dakota State University (2014)




John Ternest
MS Student

BS, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder (2016)



Juli Carrillo, Post Doc 2014-2016
Current position: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia

Gina Angelella, PhD 2015
Current position: Postdoc in Dept. of Horticulture, Virginia Tech

Carmen Blubaugh, PhD 2015
Current position: Postdoc in Dept. of Entomology, Washington State University

Elizabeth Rowen, MS 2015
Current position: PhD student in Dept. of Entomology, Penn State University

Jessica Kelly, MS 2013

Joseph Braasch, MS 2012
Current position: PhD student in Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona