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

Nick Aflitto

Nick Aflitto

Research Interests: My research is driven by a desire to reveal pest solutions that can be found in nature.  During my Ph.D., I aim to increase our understanding of acoustic-mediated chemical responses.  Specifically, I am interested in the interaction of sound and chemical communication across different trophic levels.  I see this work as a continuation of my M.S. research where I studied bark beetle acoustic communication and helped develop less toxic treatment options using biologically-relevant sounds.