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Alison Felt
    I am a freshman at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse where I am studying Clinical Lab Science and Chemistry.  I plan on working at a hospital lab where I will research and develop vaccines for various diseases or illnesses, and possibly focus on parasites in the human body. My partner and I created this page for our Organismal Biology class with instructor Barrett Kline as an informational page on a chemically defensed organism. I specifically created the pages on Habitat and Form and Function.  If you have questions or comments you are welcome to contact me at

Megan Christophersen
         I am a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I'm a microbiology major with a concentration in biomedical sciences and am currently on the Pre-Physician Assistant track. I plan to work in a hospital or clinic setting, where I can spend my days helping others. I am from a small town in Minnesota and am very proud of my roots. I am definitely a sports fan (mostly baseball) and love attending professional games in my spare time. I also thoroughly enjoy rock climbing and spending time in the great outdoors.

         Alison and I created this website for our Organismal Biology (203) course with Dr. Barrett Kline. Our duty was to find an arthropod with a chemical defense, leading us to the Red Milkweed Beetle. I specifically created the  Reproduction and Interactions pages of this website. My partner and I worked on the Home, Classification, Gallery, References, and Contact Us pages together. I hope you enjoy learning about the beetle as much as I did! Contact me at if you have any questions or comments regarding the website.

You can contact our Organismal Biology lab instructor, Dr. Barrett Klein, by visiting his UW-L webpage or by emailing Our lecture professors are Dr. Meredith Thomsen ( and Dr. Gregory Sandland ( Feel free to contact them by following the provided links!