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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


Michelle Cilia

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


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
Chair of the Department 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


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


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


Michael Sheehan

Professor Asst of Neurobiology and Behavior
Research Interests: 


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