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Anurag Agrawal Anurag Agrawal

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions, including aspects of herbivory, community ecology, phenotypic plasticity, coevolution, plant defense and herbivore offense, coevolution. learn more

Bernd Blossey

Natural Resources
impact of invasive plants on native flora and fauna, biological control of non-indigenous plant species in natural areas, plant-insect interactions, and invasion and conservation biology learn more

Nicolas Buchon

Entomology
We use the genetic model Drosophila melanogaster to study host microbe interactions (immunology, microbiology), as well as intestinal physiology. We focus mainly on how gut microbes, pathogenic or indigenous, alter stem cell behavior in the gut. learn more

Itai Cohen

Physics
My lab is obsessed with motion on different length scales, from the cellular behavior of bacteria and the growth of plant roots, to the flight of insects, the dancing of human beings, and even the collective motion of people in mosh pits formed at heavy metal concerts. learn more

Bryan Danforth

Enthomology
Phylogeny and systematic of bees, bee evolution and diversity, role of native bees in crop pollination, genomic approaches to phylogeny reconstruction. learn more

Angela Douglas

Entomology / Molecular Biology and Genetics
Interactions between animals and gut microbes, especially in insects. Intracellular symbioses in insects. Insect nutrition. learn more

Cole Gilbert

Entomology
Invertebrate neuroethology; sensory guidance; neural evolution in arthropods. learn more

Stewart Gray

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
My research program focuses on understanding the relationships between plant viruses and their insect vectors. Specifically we work on luteoviruses and their aphid vectors. Research projects range from the mechanisms of aphid-virus interactions to epidemiology and disease management strategies. learn more

Rayko Halitschke

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
As a Research Associate in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology I am interested in the mechanisms of herbivore-induced responses in several different plant species including wild tomato and tobacco, milkweed, and goldenrod. learn more

Laura Harrington

Entomology
Dr. Harrington is interested in the biology, ecology and behavior of disease vectors; global health and epidemiology. She offers courses in Medical and Veterinary Entomology (ENTOM 352), a non-majors course Plagues and People (BIO&SOC/ ENTOM 210) and teaches the malaria module of Introduction to Global Health (NS 206). learn more

Richard Harrison

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary biology, evolutionary genetics, speciation, molecular evolution. learn more

Ronald Hoy

Neurobiology and Behavior
Animal communication; behavior genetics of inbertebrates; regeneration and development in invertebrate nervous systems. Categorical perception of sound frequency by crickets. learn more

Georg Jander

Boyce Thompson Institute, Department of Plant Biology
The Jander lab uses genetic, genomic, biochemical and molecular approaches to study plant interactions with insect herbivores. learn more

Brian Lazzaro

Entomology
Our lab is interested in the evolutionary genetics of insect-pathogen interactions. Projects include determination of the genetic and environmental basis for individual variation in resistance to infection and evaluation of infectivity and virulence of insect pathogens. learn more

Karl J. Niklas

Plant Biology
I study plant evolution, development, and biophysics learn more

Keith Perry

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Plant viruses, how they are transmitted by insect vectors, the molecular genetics and protein structure of the viral determinants of vector transmission; Plant virus disease diagnostic technologies, array-based methods for virus detection and discovery; We operate a potato seed production program for NY growers. learn more

Katja Poveda

Entomology
Agroecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Plant defenses, Insect ecology learn more

Alison Power

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Agricultural ecology; ecology of cropping systems and epidemiology of insect-vectored diseases learn more

Linda Rayor

Entomology
Behavioral ecology of social spiders and social amblypygids. Social and foraging behavior of predatory arthropods; Tritrophic interactions. learn more

Robert Reed

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Developmental genetic basis of butterfly wing pattern evolution. learn more

Jeff Scott

Entomology
Our research is characterized by the five major areas: Insecticide resistance and evolutionary biology. Insect genetics and molecular biology are active areas of research in our laboratory. Insecticide toxicology and metabolism studies. Studies have involved neurophysiological investigations into insecticide action. learn more

Kerry Shaw

Neurobiology and Behavior
Behavioral genetics, sexual selection and evolution; speciation; genetic architecture of behavior (QTLs), linkage analysis and genome evolution; orthopteroid insects. learn more

Saskya van Nouhuys

Entomology
We study host-parasite interactions, and processes affecting community structure and dynamics in a patchy landscape. learn more