Picture of Dr. Young

Professor Daniel K. Young conducts research on the taxonomy, systematics and natural history of beetles, with an emphasis on the world fauna of Pyrochroidae and Ischaliidae.  He also serves as Director of the University of Wisconsin Insect Research Collection (WIRC) and Chair of the UW Natural History Museums Council. 

 young [at] entomology [dot] wisc [dot] edu

 Graduate students

Natalie's pictureNatalie Hernandez fell in love with aphids while studying aphid species composition and it’s effects on the spread of Potato Virus Y in Wisconsin for her M. Sc. The group is a challenge to work with since it is not well known. As new molecular tools become available, more and more can be learned about the diversity of the family Aphididae as she works on a Ph. D. 

 nhernandez [at] wisc [dot] edu


Honorary Fellows

Jeff Gruber

Kyle Johnson

Nadine Kriska

Robert Otto

Michele Price

Andrew Williams


Undergraduate lab assistants

 Chelsea Riley, 2012


Former graduate students

Rachel Arango, M.S. (2009)

Devin Biggs, M.S. (2007)

Craig Brabant, M.S. (2003), Ph.D. (2015)

Doug Dawson, M.S. (2002)

John Dorshorst, M.S. (2006)

James Dunford, M.S. (2000)

Purnama Hidayat, Ph.D. (1996)

Nathan Hoftiezer, M.S. (2011)

Julia Janicki, M.S. (2014)

Kyle Johnson, M.S. (2011)

Paul Johnson, Ph.D. (1992)

Krista Lambrecht, M.S. (2007)

Kerry Katovich, M.S. (1995), Ph.D. (2002)

Nadine Kriska, M.S. (2000), Ph.D. (2007)

Anneke Lisberg, M.S. (2003)

Daniel Marschalek, Ph.D. (2013)

Jessica Mayry, M.S. (2014)

Michele Price, M.S. (2003), Ph.D. (2009)

Alistair Ramsdale, M.S. (2002)

Eric Rebek, M.S. (1998)

Sandra Statz, M.S. (1995)

Kari Steiger, M.S. (2015)

Andrew Williams, M.S. (1996)