NICHOLE HENGER is an undergraduate student at the University of Dayton, class of 2014. She majors in Environmental Biology with a minor in Sustainability, Energy and the Environment. She was involved in the NSF-REU EXCITE program in 2013 and worked with Ms. Wenqi Lui and Dr. Singh Baneshwar and was mentored by Dr. Jeff Tomberlin. Nichole examined the role quorum sensing-related volatiles play in eliciting gene level responses and resulting downstream behaviors by the blow fly Lucilia sericata. Her research sheds light on the interkingdom interactions between bacteria, its host and bacteria on host resources. Nichole will return back to the University of Dayton and work under Dr. Eric Benbow.