Graduate Education in Entomology at Cornell

Grad Student Spotlight

Ethan Degner

Ethan Degner

Ethan Degner

Research Interests: I hope to improve the human condition by studying medical entomology. I would like to study mosquito ecology and reproduction. I hope to develop novel methods with which mosquito populations may be controlled in order to curb the transmission of diseases, such as dengue and malaria.

Grad Student Spotlight

Silas Bossert

Silas Bossert

Research Interests:
I am primarily interested in bee biology and systematics.  For my Ph.D. at Cornell University, I would like to continue studying bees under the supervision of Prof. Bryan Danforth. I am particularly interested in the phylogeny of bees, e.g. in the phylogeny of the nearly cosmopolitan bee family Andrenidae. In this context, I would also like to study the evolution of host-plant associations in this group. Further I am interested in the deeper splits within the Anthophila (=bees) and their relationship to the Crabronidae.