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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 cag45@cornell.edu (Ithaca) or Holly King hak3@cornell.edu (Geneva) a week in advance so that we may schedule your visit with appropriate individuals.

 

Grad Student Spotlight

Matthew Boucher

Matthew Boucher

Research Interests:
I will investigating chemical ecology and pathogen biology in spotted wing drosophila. The goal behind our work is tease out interactions that we can use to our advantage in a small fruit pest management program.  I am interested in disease dynamics between insects and agricultural systems, namely how plant and insect pathogens move through agroenvironments and how they alter insect and plant behaviors.