About Us

The Department of Entomology's mission is threefold: To pursue studies to understand basic and applied aspects of insect biology; to provide a robust and modern curriculum as part of preeminent undergraduate and graduate programs; and to inform and educate the public about the issues related to insects and other arthropods. Explore our website to find out more about the department. 

Our faculty primarily works on two campuses: Cornell's main campus in Ithaca, New York and the New York State Agricultural Station in Geneva, New York. We also work in two agricultural field stations in the state of New York.

Are you interested in visiting?

In order to facilitate your visit to the Cornell Entomology Department and allow us a chance to set up meetings with specific individuals who can best answer your questions, please contact Laurie McCall (Ithaca) or Nancy Reissig (Geneva) a week in advance so that we may schedule your visit with appropriate individuals.


Grad Student Spotlight

Virginia Howick

Virginia Howick

Virginia Howick

I am interested in interactions between insect hosts, their beneficial bacteria, and infectious pathogens. I am currently focusing on the Drosophila gut microbiota, and studying how variation in host immune function could facilitate the evolution of mutualistic host-microbe relationships from pathogenic ones.