Department Head Elected Future ESA President May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology, was recently elected Vice President-Elect of the Entomological Society of America. After serving in this capacity in 2014, she will be the Vice President in 2015, and then ESA President in 2016, the same year that ESA will host the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations, Dr. Berenbaum! For more information, read the full press release here.
Brian Allan receives NSF Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Allan, who has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation! His research will center around how human land management, including livestock production and wildlife conservation for ecotourism, can affect tick-borne diseases and human health. For more information on ongoing research in the Allan lab please click here.
Two new faculty members
The Department of Entomology is proud to announce that Dr. Alexandra Harmon-Threatt and Dr. Allison Hansen are joining the Entomology faculty, starting in Fall 2013. Dr. Harmon-Threatt is broadly interested in identifying patterns of pollinators and pollination for conservation. Dr. Hansen studies the ecological and evolutionary genomics of insect-microbe interactions. Welcome, Dr. Harmon-Threatt and Dr. Hansen!
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