Hymenoptera Systematics in the Heraty Laboratory

Current Lab Members

John M. Heraty

Professor of Entomology

Research Interests: Morphological and molecular systematics of Chalcidoidea, cladistic methodology; biological control, evolutionary biology.

e-mail: john.heraty [at] ucr.edu

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Jason L. Mottern

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests: Taxonomy and systematics of chalcidoid wasps, with particular interest in the families Aphelinidae and Eucharitidae

e-mail: jmott002 [at] ucr.edu

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Roger A. Burks

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests: Systematics of parasitoid Hymenoptera, with focus on identification and phylogenetics

e-mail: burks.roger [at] gmail.com

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Austin Baker

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Hymenopteran systematics, ant parasitism, next-generation sequencing

bakerau73 [at] gmail.com

John Hash

Ph.D. Candidate, Systematic Entomology

Research Interests: Systematics and natural history of phorid flies, parasitoid/host interactions, alpha taxonomy, phylogenetics methods, morphology

jhash001 [at] ucr.edu

Judith Herreid

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Hymenopteran systematics, Parasitoid behavior and ecology, Extrafloral nectary insect interactions

jherr019 [at] ucr.edu

Ryan Perry

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Systematics and biology of Eulophidae, with focus on the tribe Cirrospilini

r13perry [at] ucr.edu

Krissy Dominguez


Research Interests: Systematics of the Orasema of Madagascar

cdomi009 [at] ucr.edu

Scott Heacox


Research Interests: Systematics of the Orasema of Madagascar

sheac001 [at] ucr.edu


Astrid Cruaud

Research associate (CR2, INRA)

Research Interests: I am an evolutionary biologist interested in phylogenetics and biogeography of insects especially pests and their natural enemies

Astrid's website

cruaud [at] supagro.inra.fr

Johan Liljeblad

Taxonomist, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Research Interests: Systematics and morphology of Hymenoptera, especially Cynipoidea and Chalcidoidea

cynips_zoo [at] hotmail.com

James Munro

Bioinformatics Analyst, Institute for Genome Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research Interests: Bioinformatics and computational biology, phylogenetics, transcriptomics, differential gene expression

jbmunro [at] gmail.com

Elizabeth Murray

Lecturer, Cornell University, Department of Entomology, teaching Model-Based Phylogenetics and Hypothesis-Testing

Research Interests: Systematics and evolution of Eucharitidae, with a focus on the New World Kapala

emurr001 [at] ucr.edu

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