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The Entomology department has over 30 Faculty including adjunct and joint members from other Cornell Departments.

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Luke Pfannenstiel

Luke Pfannenstiel

Research Interests: I am interested in researching the genetics behind pesticide resistance in insects of agricultural importance. After taking a class on genetic editing my junior year of college, the use of CRISPR Cas9 as a means of pest control has also become an interest of mine. I have performed research on both field crop and stored product pests, and my goal is to use research to find pest control methods that circumvent genetic resistance in order to prevent loss of foodstuffs.