The Gratton lab has seen a few exciting additions over the past few months, as well as some somber departures. We are pleased to welcome the following new faces to the lab:
Jeremy Hemberger joined the lab this September as a new graduate student. He will be working with native pollinators in cranberry agroecosystems, joining Hannah on this exciting project. This semester, he will be primarily focused on teaching and classes, but he is excited to get his hands deep into research as soon as possible!
Ian-McCririe joins us from Michigan State University, where he earned his B. S. in Fisheries and Wildlife in May of 2012. He has been of tremendous help both in the field and the lab this summer’s field season, and will continue to be an asset as the cold months set in.
Jade Kochanski is an undergraduate in Entomology and Environmental Studies who joined the lab this past summer assisting Kaitlin with her field work this summer. The fun doesn’t stop when it gets cold, though! Winter brings the perfect opportunity for identifying collected specimens and analyzing. Welcome Jade!
As new folks come in, a few long-time members have moved on. We are sad to see the following folks leave, but excited for them as they continue their careers.
Alex Wenninger also graduated this past May with a BS in Zoology. After staying on-board to assist with the 2013 field season, she has accepted a MSc position at the beautiful University of Alaska-Fairbanks with Diane Wagner. As she heads up north, we wish her luck and are excited to hear about her new adventures!
In other news, Hannah successfully defended her Ph.D thesis just this week! All her hard work has certainly paid off, and we congratulate her.