Lab Members

Heather Hines

Associate Professor, Biology, Entomology

208 Mueller Lab
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802, USA
Office: 517 Mueller Lab
Lab: 513, 518 Mueller Lab
Office Phone: 814-863-8830
Lab phone: 814-865-7077

Postdoctoral Researchers

Antoine Guiguet

Gall induction mechanisms in gall wasps and other galling insects: Genetics, development, phylogenomics

515 Mueller Lab

Antoine’s webpage

Graduate Students

Elena Gratton, MS Student

Bee landscape ecology, conservation, and epidemiology
518 Mueller Lab

Elena’s webpage

Tunç Dabak, Ph.D. student

Evolutionary Genetics of Mimetic Color Diversity in Bumble bees, Genomics & Transcriptomics

518 Mueller Lab

Cody Feuerborn, MS student

Factors influencing distribution and resilience in bumble bees

518 Mueller Lab


Andy Hess

Andy is studying the distribution of cardenolides in milkweeds and the impact on pollinator visitation

Tatiana Terranova

Tatiana is investigating the melanin gene networks that drive coloration in comimetic bumble bees species.  She is also interested in the application of RNAi in bumble bees for knocking down key coloration genes.

Hannah Jahnke

Hannah is studying how floral toxicity impacts bumble bee visitation using milkweed as model system.

Tori Strausser

Tori is performing DNA barcoding approaches to decipher between mimetic bumble bee species and performed cross-season field surveys assessing the foraging preferences and landscape factors impacting bumble bee communities.

Lab Alumni

Shelby Kilpatrick (grad student)

Sarthok Rahman (grad student)

Briana Ezray (grad student)

Colin Wright (postdoc)

Li Tian (postdoc)

Patrick Lhomme (postdoc)

Guillaume Ghisbain (Visiting Scholar/Masters Intern, U. Mons, Belgium)

Luca Franzini (grad student)

Elyse McCormick (Technician)

Tracey Baumgarten (Technician)

Claudia Rosales (Technician)


Owen Donovan

Marena Martinez

Luke Gasper-Markel

Margaret Weber

Kylie Warwick

Ashley Heimann

Eris Villalona

Erica Laveaga

Timothy Egner

Sophie Tessier

Casey Carr

Sarah Williams

Carrie Hill

Anna Nixon

Daniel Snellings

Paige Witkowski

Jesse Schneider

Nicole Bracci

Tristan Medina

Daniel Spivack

Rebecca Sommer

Nick MacKnight

Matthew Dowhower

Dianne Lee

Katie Del Guercio

Andrew Walrond

Angela Hoover

Salvatore Anzaldo