Type: Associate Faculty
PhD, University of Kansas-Lawrence
Office: 3107 Gardner Hall
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The Mission of the Schal Lab is to investigate the behavior, ecology, genetics and pest management strategies of insect pests to understand adaptive life history strategies and design targeted approaches to disrupt these adaptations. The group focuses much of its research on cockroaches and bed bugs, but collaboratively also investigates the chemical ecology, behavioral endocrinology, physiology and genetics of moths, mosquitoes, sand flies, ants, and termites. See Research Projects for more details.
Böröczky K, Wada-Katsumata A, Batchelor D, Zhukovskaya M, and Schal C. (2013). Insects groom their antennae to enhance olfactory acuity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (online ahead of print).
Wada-Katsumata A, Silverman J, and Schal C. (2013). Changes in taste neurons support the emergence of a new adaptive behavior. Science (in press, May 24 publication).
Eliyahu D, Nojima S, Santangelo RG, Carpenter S, Webster FX, Kiemle DJ, Gemeno C, Leal WS, and Schal C. (2012). An unusual macrocyclic lactone sex pheromone of Parcoblatta lata, a primary food source of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 109:E490–E496.
Booth W, Santangelo RG, Vargo EL, Mukha DV, and Schal C. (2011). Population genetic structure in German cockroaches (Blattella germanica): Differentiated islands in an agricultural landscape. Journal of Heredity. 102:175–183.
Kapelinskaya T, Martynova E, Schal C, and Mukha D. (2011). Expression strategy of densonucleosis virus from the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. Journal of Virology. 85:11855–11870.
Mukha DV, Mysina V, Mavropulo V, and Schal C. (2011). Structure and molecular evolution of the ribosomal DNA external transcribed spacer in the cockroach genus Blattella. Genome. 54:222–234.
Gould F, Estock M, Hillier NK, Powell B, Groot AT, Ward CM, Emerson JL, Schal C, and Vickers NJ. (2010). Sexual isolation of male moths explained by a single pheromone response QTL containing four receptor genes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 107:8660–8665.