Alina Avanesyan
Among the redwoods -- Muir Woods

Starting a postdoc at the University of Maryland

– January 20, 2018

I’ve just started as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland! This job offer came to me as a wonderful Christmas present, and we packed and moved to Maryland within 2 weeks.

I am working in Dr. Bill Lamp’s lab, where I will continue my research on ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions. My primary focus will be novel associations between native and introduced species and their effect on natural and managed systems. Dr. Lamp has been my mentor for a long time, and we’ve been collaborating on several projects since my doctoral studies in Cincinnati. So working in his lab as a postdoc is a great opportunity for me.

I’m very excited about my new position, we love our new place in Maryland, and I am looking forward to my next couple of years in the Lamp lab!