UCR Urban Entomology
UCR Urban Entomology
UCR Urban Entomology
University of California
UCR Urban Entomology



Graduate students

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Kevin Welzel

PhD student currently working on Argentine ant chemical ecology and IPM.


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Mark Dery

PhD student currently working on bed bug ecology and IPM.

Undergraduate students

Hoeun (Joyce) Park

Mary Ellen Nguyen

Shao Hung (Dennis) Lee

Fabian Vazquez  




Graduate program


Korie Merrill (MS 2015)

Currently Project Manager of Soil Ecology and Restoration Group in the San Clemente Island Native Habitat Restoration Program.


Undergraduate program

Brandon Rogers

Jordan Jew

Christine Than

Kasumi Tsai

Carlos Lopez

Carlos Aguero

Amy Nonaka

Christopher An Doan Thie Nguyen 

Jazmin Tamias

Augustine De Villa

Eric Chai

Claudia Vo

Jacob Tarango

Postdoc / Staff

Postdoctoral researcher

Jia Wei Tay_s

Jia-Wei Tay 

Postdoctoral researcher. Her project involves the development of novel baiting technology targeting pest ants.


Research staff


Kathleen Campbell

A general laboratory manager. Kathleen also coordinates our annual UCR Urban Pest Management Conference. 

Contact information

Tel: 951-827-5729




Staff alumni



Jazzae Puyol 

Webmaster Email: donghwan.choe@ucr.edu