PhD Student


Welcome to my homepage!  I am a currently a PhD student working with Emily Minor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I completed a Masters in Entomology with Russ Groves at the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelors in Biology at Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York-Lehman College. 

My research interests include insect ecology, pollination biology, and the Hymenopteran (bee and wasp) community within urban areas. I have studied pollination services across Chicago neighborhoods and how characteristics of the urban landscape impact bees and their subsequent visits to native wildflowers and managed crops. I have started a new project on biological control of vegetable insect pests in urban land converted. Browse this site for updates and information about my research background and current projects.

Email: dmaxlow AT    Phone: 312-355-1051