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



Graduate students


Nicholas Poulos

PhD student currently developing his research on drywood termites.



Tobias Moyneur

PhD student currently working on Argentine ant biology and management.

Undergraduate students


Ludymar Cester

Jacob Hans

Christian Viduya

Sydney Mun

Clarence Cole


Student alumni


Graduate program


Korie Merrill (MS 2015)

Regional Preserve Manager in Center for Natural Lands Management.


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Kevin Welzel (PhD 2017)

Sr. Associate in Entomology at SC Johnson.



Daniel Perry (MS 2019)

Entomologist at Procter & Gamble. 


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Mark Dery (PhD 2021)

Scientific Program Director at Kern County Mosquito & Vector Control District.



Benning Le (MS 2022)

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

Fabian Vazquez  

Mary Ellen Nguyen

Steven Truong

Shao Hung (Dennis) Lee

Michelle Sen

Hoeun (Joyce) Park

Benning Le

Diana Oliva Sierra

Sakshi Gangodkar

Erika Pelayo

Qian Lu

Cebrina Nolan

Maddux Le

Ludymar Cester (Six Legs program, undergraduate intern, Summer 2021)

Andrew Staviski

Xing-Wei (David) Feng

Christian Viduya

Clarence Cole

Jacob Hans


Postdoc / staff

Postdoctoral researcher


Jorge Bustamante Jr.

Dr. Bustamante works on bed bug behavior, exploring novel methods of bed bug control / monitoring.


Research staff associate


Kathleen Campbell

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

Contact information

Tel: 951-827-5729



Joyce Park

Hoeun "Joyce" Park

Joyce works on yellowjacket and ant projects. She splits her time between Choe lab and Michael Rust lab. 

Laboratory assistant


Andrew Staviski


Postdoc / staff alumni


Jazzae Puyol (Staff Research Associate)


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Brian Dinh (Laboratory Assistant)


Jia Wei Tay_s

Jia-Wei Tay (Postdoctoral researcher, 2015-2018)

Currently Assistant Professor at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Laboratory webpage



Webmaster Email: donghwan.choe@ucr.edu