People


Museum Staff

Please send all loan, data, and visitor inquiries to Peter Oboyski

Peter Oboyski, Executive Director / Collections Manager
essig.museum[at]gmail.com, 510-643-0804

Rosemary Gillespie, Faculty Director
gillespie[at]berkeley.edu, 510-642-3445

Jerry Powell, Director Emeritus
powellj[at]berkeley.edu, 510-643-0804

Roberta Brett, Senior Museum Scientist
roberta.brett[at]berkeley.edu, 510-643-0804

Casey Hubble, Museum Scientist
cwhubble[at]berkeley.edu, 510-643-0804

Natalie Graham, Graduate Student Curator

Allan Cabrero, Graduate Student Curator

Andre Szejner Sigal, Graduate Student Curator

 


Faculty Affiliates

See the full list of Entomology Faculty


Research Affiliates

Elizabeth Arias, Chilean Arthropod Diversity

Richard Arnold, Ecology of threatened insects.

Cheryl Barr, Aquatic Coleoptera

Paul DaSilva, California insects

Curtis Ewing, Coleoptera, Insect-plant interactions, Forest Entomology

Maxim Klepikov, Microlepidoptera, European Lepidoptera

Matthew Medeiros, Lepidoptera Systematics and Taxonomy

Patina Mendez, Trichoptera, aquatic ecology

Gordon Nishida, Orthoptera, Biodiversity Informatics

Dan Oppenheimer, Molecular Ecology of Pathogens, Taxonomy

Jaime Pawelek, Bee (Anthophila) taxonomy and ecology

Carolina E. Reisenman, Insect Neuroscience and Behavior, insect-plant interactions, vector biology

Paul Rude, Diptera

William Shepard, Aquatic Insects

Kathy Schick, Biology and systematics of gall wasps (Cynipidae)

Ellen Shimakawa, Arthropod distributions

Alan Smith-Pardo, Bee (Anthophila) biology and taxonomy

Bob Zuparko, Taxonomy of parasitic Hymenoptera, especially the Encyrtidae (Chalcidoidea)


Volunteers

Current Interns, Volunteers, and Research Assitants

Madeline Ahn
Chris An
Madelyn Ansel
Skyler Bennett
Jos Burns
Peter Chen
Elizabeth Garcia
Lauren Graul
Alan Guillen
Anna Hatzakis
Analise Hober
Anya Kishida
Isabel Lee-Park
Rhys Leighton
Natalia Lelan-Cox
Elena Ludwig
Erin McCann
Yingyan (Alyssa) Mei
Haia Mohsen
Maya Ogasawara
Grace Pan
Eleanor Reiff
J’Hrenara Rios
Auryana Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez
Valle Rogers
Diya Sinha
Sophia Summerell
Jessica Takeda
Ren Takeda
Anais Tuceryan
Jerid Vega
Ian Wang
Sizhuo Wang
Matthew Wong
Shiyang (Edwin) Wu
Luyang Zhang

How to get involved

Past Interns, Volunteers, and Research Assistants

Chris Amy
Sebastian Ayala
Liam Bucsko
Beatrice Bui
Kristy Cappelli
Melissa Chao
Nicole Chang
Albert Chern
Kevin Chung
Kira Collins
Annie Conway
Timothy Corpuz
Maia Danks
Cameron Deptula
Anne Dettinger
Emma Erickson
Sabrina Garcia
Ethan Grossman
Frey Guo
Bailey Harrison
Shiran Hershcovich
Jackie Ho
Kaylee Holland
Lawrence (Yao) Huang
Sakina Isadibir
Ashley Kim
Eunice Kim
Minji Kim
Minju Kim
Grant Kirchhoff
Daisy Knobloch
Kaitlyn Kraybill-Voth
Ivan Kristanto
Alexandra Langer
Kyra Lee
Jessica Lee
Marlee Little
Amy Liu
Ziqi (Angela) Liu
Aaron Luu
Sanika Mane
Griffin McGuire
Samantha Murphy
Isabella Niewiadomski
Melissa Orozco
Edward Ramirez
Carla Ramirez
Deisy Ramos
Elise Rappel
Julian Rasco
Roxane Rogers Buetens
Rika Sato-Baran
Ali Setayesh
Wilson Sherman
Karla Trejo
Winston Vo
Brandt Weary
Janelle Williams
Winter Walker-van Aalst
Yujing Wu
Zheyuan (Jenny) Xu
Helen Yang
Taylor Yutan
Tinsley Zhu


Profiles

University of California students trained at the Essig Museum have become leaders in the field of entomology at museums and universities throughout the world, and the list reads like a Who’s Who in Entomology: Peter Ashlock, Richard Bohart, Donald Bright Jr., John Brown, Donald Burdick, John Burns, John Chemsak, John Doyen, Deane Furman, Wayne Gagne, Rosser Garrison, J. Linsley Gressit, Charles Griswold, James Haddock, Kenneth Hagen, Jon Herring, Yu-Feng Hsu, Paul Hurd, Daniel Janzen, Clarence Johnson, Robert Lane, John Lattin, John Lawrence, James Liebherr, E. Gorton Linsley, Evert Lindquist, Don MacNeill, Ronald McGinley, Charles Michener, Charles & Lois O’Brien, Paul Opler, Jerry Powell, Frank Radovsky, Arthur Raske, David Rentz, Fred Rindge, Edward Ross, Jerome Rozen, Constantine Slobodchikoff, Ray Smith, John Sorensen, Wallace Steffan, Catherine Tauber, Robbin Thorp, William Turner, Robert Usinger, Natalia Vandenberg, Robert van den Bosch, David Voegtlin, David Wagner, Marius Wasbauer, Robert Wharton, James Whitfield, Elwood Zimmerman.

John A. Chemsak (1932-2007)

Edward O. Essig (1884-1964)

Robert S. Lane

Jerry A. Powell

Evert Schlinger