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Grad Field Faculty

The Field faculty consists of mentors with expertise in a diversity of areas.


Art Agnello

Arthur M. Agnello

Professor of Entomology
​Research Interests: IPM, tree fruit insect management, extension entomology. 


Anurag Agrawal

Anurag Agrawal

Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Research Interests: Insect-plant interactions, evolutionary ecology, coevolution


Gary W. Blissard

Gary W. Blissard

Scientist at the Boyce Thompson Institute
Research Interests: Biology and pathology of viral infections


Nicolas Buchon

Nicolas Buchon

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Gut stem cell biology and immunology


Bryan N. Danforth

Bryan N. Danforth

Professor of Entomology​
Director of Graduate Studies in Entomology​
Research Interests: Phylogeny, morphology, & molecular systematics of bees, behavioral ecology and sociobiology of bees


Jason Dombroskie

Senior Extension Associate
Research Interests: Systematics of microlepidoptera, especially the Tortricidae; Development of matrix based keys 


Angela Douglas

Angela Douglas

Professor of Entomology
Sarkaria Professor of Insect Physiology and Toxicology
Research Interests: Insect-microbial/insect plant interactions, insect symbioses, insect nutritional physiology and aphids


Cole Gilbert

Cole Gilbert

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Insect physiology, insect behavior, arthropod neuroethology


Ann E. Hajek

Ann E. Hajek

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Invertebrate pathology, biological control and population ecology


Laura C. Harrington

Laura C. Harrington

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests:  Medical and veterinary entomology, global health, vector borne disease, mosquito biology and ecology, epidemiology, West Nile virus, Climatology, emerging diseases, public health, GMOs


Michelle Heck

Assistant Professor at the Boyce Thompson Institute
Research Interests: the complex relationship between viruses, insect vectors and plant hosts with a focus on viruses infecting small grain crops


Tory Hendry

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Evolutionary and ecological dynamics of host-microbe interactions, primarily using insects as model hosts


 

Michael P. Hoffman

Michael P. Hoffman

Professor of Entomology
CALS Associate Dean
Research Interests: IPM for vegetables, biological control and semiochemical development and application


Ronald R. Hoy

Ronald R. Hoy

Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Research Interests: Insect acoustical behavior


Georg Jander

Georg Jander

Associate Scientist at the Boyce Thompson Institute
Research Interests: Plant-insect interactions, plant amino acid metabolism


Andre Kessler

Andre Kessler

Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Research Interests: Molecular and chemical ecology; plant-insect interactions; multitrophic interactions; insect herbivore-induced plant responses to herbivory; mechanisms and ecological consequences


Brian P. Lazzaro

Brian P. Lazzaro

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Evolutionary genetics of insect immune systems and host-pathogen interactions


James K. Liebherr

James K. Liebherr

Professor of Entomology
Curator of the Cornell University Insect Collection
Research Interests: Systematics of Coleoptera especially Carabidae; speciation, biogeography; insects of Hawaii


Charles Linn

Charles Linn

Senior Research Associate in Entomology
Research Interests: Chemical ecology; pheromone communication; neuroethology; insect behavior


Gregory Loeb

Gregory Loeb

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Pest management of grape and small fruit crops, plant/insect interactions, biological control


John E. Losey

John E. Losey

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Integrated pest management, agroecology, biological control, insect conservation biology


Scott McArt

Research Scientist
Research Interests: Insect ecology, Chemical ecology, Pollination ecology, Plant-animal-pathogen interactions


Lindsey Milbrath

Lindsey Milbrath

USDA Research Entomologist
Research Interests: Biological control of invasive plants


Brian A. Nault

Brian A. Nault

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Landscape ecology and vegetable entomology


Jan P. Nyrop

Jan P. Nyrop

Professor of Entomology
CALS Sr. Associate Dean
Research Interests: Insect population ecology, biological control, pest risk assessment and crop protection decision making


Patrick O'Grady

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Phylogeny and taxonomy of Diptera, particularly Drosophilidae; Insect evolution


Katja Poveda

Katja Poveda

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Plant-Insect Interactions, Agroecology, Diversification practices, Landscape ecology


Alison G. (Sunny) Power

Alison G. (Sunny) Power

Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Research Interests: Insect ecology, IPM, biological control, insect behavior


Robert A. Raguso

Robert A. Raguso

Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Research Interests: Chemical communication between flowers & pollinators; floral chemistry; insect behavior sensory systems


Linda S. Rayor

Linda S. Rayor

Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Associate in Entomology
Research Interests: Behavioral ecology, arachnology, sociality, predation


Robert D. Reed

Robert D. Reed

Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Research Interests: Evolution of Development


John P. Sanderson

John P. Sanderson

Associate Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Biology and management of greenhouse crop pests, IPM, biological control, agricultural acarology


Jeffery G. Scott

Jeffery G. Scott

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Insecticide resistance, mechanisms of insecticide action, gene regulation, sex determination in house flies


Thomas D. Seeley

Thomas D. Seeley

Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Research Interests: Social behavior; behavioral ecology; evolution of social systems.


Kerry L. Shaw

Kerry L. Shaw

Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Research Interests: Speciation, auditory cues in mating.

 


Anthony M. Shelton

Anthony M. Shelton

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Ecology of insects affecting vegetables, insecticide resistance, biotechnology, IPM with emphasis on biological control and host plant resistance


Elson J. Shields

Elson J. Shields

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Integrated pest management, population ecology, biological control of soil insects, aerobiology

 


Jennifer S. Thaler

Jennifer S. Thaler

Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Insect ecology, insect-plant interactions, and tritrophic interactions.

 


Saskya van Nouhuys

Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Interests: metapopulation, metacommunity, parasitoid, multitrophic, population ecology, behavioral ecology, foraging behavior, Hymenoptera, coevolution, spatial ecology, insect-plant interactions


John D. Vandenberg

John D. Vandenberg

USDA Research Entomologist
Research Interests: Integrated pest management


Ping Wang

Ping Wang

Associate Professor of Entomology
Research Interests: Insect biochemistry & molecular biology, molecular basis of insect-plant and insect-pathogen interactions


Kyle Wickings

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Research Interests:  soil arthropod ecology, turfgrass entomology, the role soil arthropods in ecosystem function, arthropod-microbe interactions, soil biogeochemistry 


Stephen P. Wraight

Stephen P. Wraight

USDA Research Ecologist
Research Interests: Insect pathology, microbially-dervied biological control, integrated pest management