Research Technician

Jordan Surgnier

Jordan is a Kansas State University undergraduate majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and will graduate in Spring 2015. He works with the grad students and post docs in and out of the field, collecting and identifying insects including pests and pollinators, conducting ELISAs, setting up experiments, recording and compiling data, and other general work needed by the graduate students. Jordan has learned a lot about research and the politics of scientific theory from his experience in the lab, and has enjoyed every day since joining the McCornack Lab.

Sareesa Coleman

Sareesa Coleman graduated from Kansas State University in Spring 2014 with a Criminology degree and is currently a research technician in the IPM lab under Dr. Brian McCornack. Lab work includes, but is not limited to, working with, keeping and maintaining aphid colonies, ELISA how-to videos, data entry, and greenhouse studies. During the spring and summer seasons, she helps with pollinator surveys, spatial distribution, NDVI and closed cage studies. Working in the lab has helped her to understand that not all insects or bugs are bad!

Kent Hampton

Kent self-identifies as a jack-of-all-trades. He joined the Entomology Department in 1985, having graduated from Fort Hays State University with a master’s in Biology. He was research assistant to livestock entomologist, Dr. Alberto Broce until his retirement. During that time Kent also took over operation of the scanning electron microscope for the department.