Research Fellows

MAISRC is proud to have a robust team of researchers coming from a broad range of backgrounds, academic and governmental organizations. Interested in joining our team? Learn more about becoming a MAISRC Researcher. Interested in joining our team? Learn more about becoming a MAISRC Researcher

Name Areas of Interest Email
Przemek Bajer
Research Assistant Professor

Common carp

[email protected]
Valerie Brady
Senior Research Program Manager

Spiny water fleas

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Donn Branstrator
Professor

Spiny water fleas

[email protected]
Brent Dalzell
Research Associate

AIS management

[email protected]
Josh Dumke
Senior Research Scientist

eDNA

[email protected]
Mikael Elias
Associate Professor

Zebra mussels

[email protected]
John Fieberg
Associate Professor

AIS surveillance

[email protected]
Daryl Gohl
Assistant Research Professor, Group Leader

eDNA

[email protected]
Gretchen Hansen
Assistant Professor

Zebra mussels

Spiny water fleas

AIS management

[email protected]
Peter Hundt
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Common carp

[email protected]
Amy Kinsley
Assistant Professor

AIS surveillance 

[email protected]
Jessica Kozarek
Research Associate

Zebra mussels

[email protected]
Dan Larkin
Associate Professor, Extension Educator

Curlyleaf pondweed

Eurasian and hybrid watermilfoil

Phragmites

Starry stonewort

[email protected]
Lucia Levers
Research Associate

AIS management 

Common carp

[email protected]
Allen Mensinger
Professor

Common carp

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Loren Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor, Fisheries Research Scientist

Bighead carp

eDNA

[email protected]
Ranjan Muthukrishnan
Invasive Species Ecologist Fellow

Starry stonewort

[email protected]
Ray Newman
Professor

Eurasian and hybrid watermilfoil

Curlyleaf pondweed

Starry stonewort

[email protected]
Nicholas Phelps
Associate Professor, MAISRC DIrector

Pathogens

[email protected]
Amit Pradhananga
Research Associate

AIS management

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Heidi Rantala
Water Quality and Limnology Consultant

Zebra mussels

[email protected]
Amy Schrank
Assistant Extension Professor

Cattails

[email protected]
Michael Smanski
Assistant Professor

Genetic biocontrol

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Cory Suski

Bighead carp

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Shyam Thomas
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

AIS management

[email protected]
Ryan Thum
Associate Professor

Eurasian and hybrid watermilfoil

Curlyleaf pondweed

Starry stonewort

[email protected]
Dominic Travis
Associate Professor

AIS management

[email protected]
Diane Waller
Research Fishery Biologist

Zebra mussels

[email protected]


Past MAISRC Fellows

Dave Andow • Chanlan Chun • Siba Das • Luis Escobar • John Fieberg • Jake Ferguson • Sue Galatowitsch • Vinnie Hirt • Katya Kovalenko • Sophie Mallez • Maciej Maselko • Prince Mathai • Mike McCartney • Alex Primus • Mike Sadowsky • Peter Sorensen • Paul Venturelli • Jake Walsh