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 Cheryl Gombas (Ithaca) or Holly King (Geneva) a week in advance so that we may schedule your visit with appropriate individuals.


Grad Student Spotlight

Leticia Smith

Leticia Smith

Research Interests: I am interested in how disease-vector arthropods adapt to insecticidal and environmental stresses and how this may affect the ways in which we manage and control them. Insecticides are still the most common and often only means to control some of the most dangerous disease vectors such as the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. My research in the Scott Lab focuses on the fitness effects of insecticide resistance in A. aegypti.  Insecticide resistance in medically important organisms is of worldwide concern, especially to the regions most troubled by vector borne diseases. My goal is to help find effective management strategies to reduce disease risk while minimizing impact to the environment.