M. S. Program, Department of Entomology
C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection, 1250A Museum of Biological Diversity
1315 Kinnear Rd
Columbus, OH 43212-1157
- Bachelor of Science, American University, Washington, DC (2014-2017)
My time in the Johnson Lab has been devoted to better understanding the olfactory mechanisms that may influence the rapid diversification of Platygastridae – a species-rich group of egg-parasitoids. My studies specifically focus on odorant binding proteins and their function in delivering odorant molecules to sensory neurons that send chemical environmental information to the wasp’s brain, affecting host-finding and host-acceptance behaviors.
Kendall's CV is available here.
Grants and Awards:
Global Gateway Grant Award
Competitive OSU university-wide award of $1,500 to fund students who are conducting research abroad to pay for travel, housing, and materials expenses.
SEEDS Grant Award
Competitive OSU College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences graduate research award of $5000 to conduct impactful thesis research, attend a conference, workshop, or event that has a clear impact on the student’s professional development.
David J Horn Service Award
Competitive OSU Department of Entomology graduate service award of $250 to award students for their contribution to service, outreach, and community involvement within and around the OSU community.
Ray Travel Award
Competitive Ohio State University graduate research award for $1000 to attend a conference, workshop, or event that has a clear impact on the student’s professional development. The Ray Travel Award is given based on exemplary commitment to community service.
Outstanding TA Award Nomination
Nominations for this award are submitted anonymously by students at the end of each academic year to recognize outstanding OSU Center of Life Sciences Education Teaching Associates.