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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

Phurchhoki Sherpa

Research Interests; “I am interested in furthering my knowledge in mosquito identification and surveillance techniques. I hope to learn in-depth details about mosquito physiology and biology including their ecological preferences and reproduction evolution in response to climate change or chemicals (pesticides), especially of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Likewise, I would like to gain knowledge in vector-borne pathogens and delve into vaccines for vector-borne diseases so that I can contribute to control or eradicate vector-borne illnesses such as zika and chikungunya on a national as well as global level. Furthermore, I would like to garner/strengthen data analysis and management skills.”