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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

Carrie Preston

Research Interests: My fields of interest include invasive species, biocontrol, pest management, ecology, and outreach. I am applying to Cornell for my Master’s in Entomology. Invasive species have always caught my interest due to their ability to survive and thrive beyond their home range. The forest is a place I call home; therefore, I want to protect forest ecosystems that are being affected by these successful intruders. I also really want to spread the word about these pests and educate people about how to help prevent further spread and future invasions. Eventually, I would like to become a college professor. At Cornell, there are two people that I would love to work with: Dr. Ann Hajek and Professor Arthur Agnello. Both have invaluable knowledge and experience with invasive species, which would be my main focus.