Directory

Leadership

Rick Davis

DEPP Head & William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Plant-parasitic nematodes and host-parasite interactions

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Tammy Abernethy

Research Technician-Nonexempt

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Bhupendra Acharya

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Mike Adams

Research Specialist

Urmila Adhikari

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Tika Adhikari

Senior Scientist

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Karolyn Agosto Shaw

Graduate Student

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Saveer Ahmed

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Alejandro Alaniz

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Kennedy/Walgenbach Lab

Patricia Alder

Director and Training Coordinator

Structural Pest Management Training & Research Facility

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Christie Almeyda-Becerra

Director – Micropropagation and Repository Unit

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Samah Ameen

Graduate Student

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Yesenia Angeles Lopez

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Allison Anthony

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Charles Apperson

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Public Health Entomology and Vector Biology

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James Arends

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ben Arends

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Reisig Lab

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Oliver Baars

Assistant Professor

Biology and Chemistry of Secreted Metabolites

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Arun Babu

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Jack Bacheler

Professor Emeritus

Cotton Pest Mangement

Kristi Backe

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Entomology – Frank Lab

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Johnny Balidion

Graduate Student

Peter Balint-Kurti

USDA-ARS Research Geneticist and Professor

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Sanjay Basnet

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Jean Beacorn

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Lindsey Becker

Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant (Cubeta)

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Esther Belikoff

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

D. Michael Benson

Professor Emeritus

Disease of ornamental crops

Matthew Bertone

Director – Plant Disease and Insect Clinic / Extension Associate

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Aydin Beseli

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Tom Bilbo

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Entomology – Walgenbach Lab

Terri Billeisen

Extension Associate

David Bird

W.N. Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Nematode biology and host-parasite interactions

Bonnie Blaimer

Assistant Professor

Systematics and Biodiversity

Bob Blinn

Natural Science Curator I

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Benny Bloodworth

Research Specialist

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Sean Bloszies

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Plant Pathology – Hu Lab

JR Bradley

Professor Emeritus

Arthropods associated with corn, cotton, and soybeans

Rick Brandenburg

Wm. Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Departmental Extension Leader

Commercial Turf and Peanuts

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Wendy Britton

Research Associate

Wayne Brooks

Professor Emeritus

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Bill Brown

Research Associate

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Kevin Bugg

Graduate Student

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Wayne Buhler

Professor of Horticulture

Hannah Burrack

Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist

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Shawn Butler

Research Technician

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Lee Butler

Extension Coordinator

Samuel Buzuleciu

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Sorenson Lab

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Bill Campbell

Professor Emeritus

Anthropod Pest Management – Peanuts

Ignazio Carbone

Professor and Director of CIFR and the PSMCC

Evolutionary biology, molecular population genetics and genomics

Yasmin Cardoza

Adjunct Associate Professor

Brian Cassel

Research Specialist, Molecular Systematics Lab Manager

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Grayson Cave

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Roe Lab

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Stella Chang

Research Technician III

Yuting Chen

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Plant Pathology – Whitfield Lab

Kaiying Chen

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Roe Lab

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Hongyu Chen

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Plant Pathology – Rasmussen Lab

Bill Cline

Researcher & Extension Specialist

Management of diseases of blueberries and muscadine grapes

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Bryan Cody

Research Specialist

Allen Cohen

Research Professor

Insect Rearing Education and Research

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Nasie Constantino

Postdoctoral Fellow

Christina Cowger

USDA Research Plant Pathologist

Biology, epidemiology, and population genetics of small grain pathogens

Marc Cubeta

Professor, Soil Mycology and Plant Disease Ecology

Ecology and population genetics of soil fungi

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Sam Cude

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Damon D'Ambrosio

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Kimberly D'Arcangelo

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Rocio Davila

Research Technician

Rick Davis

DEPP Head & William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Plant-parasitic nematodes and host-parasite interactions

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Marilyn Daykin

Agr. Research Specialist

Ralph Dean

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Host-pathogen interactions in Magnaporthe oryzae

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Jean Marcel Deguenon

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Lewis Deitz

Professor Emeritus

Systematics of Treehoppers and Related Groups

Steven Denning

Research Specialist

Zachary DeVries

Research Assistant Professor

Alex DeYonke

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Gould Lab

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Anirudh Dhammi

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Roe Lab

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Sumit Dhole

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Deshae Dillard

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reisig Lab

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Cesar Augusto Diniz Xavier

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Elizabeth Driscoll

4-H Specialist

4-H Entomology

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Rob Dunn

Professor

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Johanna Elsensohn

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Schal/Burrack Lab

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Maurice Farrier

Professor Emeritus

Systematics – Acarina

Meredith Favre

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Lorenzen Lab

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Myron Fountain

Plant Geneticist, USDA-ARS

Fallon Fowler

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Watson Lab

Steve Frank

Professor, Ecology and IPM in urban landscapes, nurseries, and greenhouses

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Kiran Gadhave

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Glenn Galle

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Raymond Garcia Rodriguez

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Christopher Gillespie

Graduate Student

James Goethe

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Huseth Lab

Maria Gonzalez

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Schal Lab

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Gordon Gordh

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adrienne Gorny

Assistant Professor, Nematode Epidemiology and Management

Fred Gould

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture

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Thomas Greene

Research Project Coordinator

Sean Gresham

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Villani/Walgenbach Lab

Astrid Groot

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Evolutionary chemical ecology

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Nathaniel Grubbs

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Dick Guenther

Research Associate

Nicole Gutzmann

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Lorenzen Lab

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Tania Guzman

Research Assistant – Berry Crops

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Nick Haddad

Associate Member – Professor of Biology

Chris Hahne

Graduate Student

Fred Hain

Professor Emeritus

Forest Entomology

Jamora Hamilton

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Schal Lab

Nicholas Hamon

Adjunct Professor

Laura Hamon

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Irwin/Sorenson Lab

Halle Hampy

Graduate Student

Jinlong Han

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Jeana Hansel

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Jim Harper

Professor Emeritus

Teaching – Research

Eduardo Hatano

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Ames Herbert

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Mauri Hickin

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Schal Lab

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Ruediger Hillmann

Associate Professor Emeritus

Urban, Household and Wood Destroying Pests, 4H Entomology

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Ashley Hintz

Research Specialist

Shuijin Hu

Professor

Soil Microbial Ecology

Alejandra Huerta

Assistant Professor

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Ordom Huot

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Anders Huseth

Assistant Professor

Field Crops Ecology

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Thomas Ingram

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Elizabeth Jerger

Administrative Support Specialist

Robert Jetton

Associate Member – Research Assoc. Prof.

Jing Jin

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Deanine Johnson

Administrative Support Specialist

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Connie Johnson

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Apperson Lab

Michael Just

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Entomology – Frank Lab

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Madhavi Kakumanu

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Surapathrudu Kanakala

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Surapathrudu Kanakala

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Shailesh Karre

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Ayako Katsumata

Principal Research Scholar

Jennifer Keller

Agriculture Research Technician

George Kennedy

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agriculture

Ecology and Management of Insect Pests Affecting Agricultural Crops

Jim Kerns

Associate Professor

Etiology, epidemiology, and management of warm- and cool-season grass diseases

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Isaack Kikway

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Saet Byul Kim

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Michelle Kirchner

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Blaimer Lab

Tim Kloppe

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Steve Koenning

Research Associate Professor Emeritus

Tabatha Komar

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Huseth Lab

Laura Kraft

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Burrack Lab

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Rachel Kreis

Research Asst

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Kimberly Lane Kreitlow

Adunct Assistant Professor

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Alexis Kriete

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Scott Lab

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Paul Labadie

Agricultural Research Technician

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Kenneth Lakin

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Roger Lawrie

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology/Toxicology – Roe Lab

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Nick LeBlanc

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Hannah Levenson

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Tarpy Lab

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Chunying Li

Laboratory Research Specialist

Alejandro Llanos Melo

Graduate Student

Steven Lommel

Associate Dean for Research CALS; Director NCARS

Molecular mechanisms of plant viral pathogenesis

Marce Lorenzen

Associate Professor

Genetic Pest Management

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Althea Loucanides

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Frank Louws

Department Head and Professor, Horticultural Science

Diseases of strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, and organic crops

Jane Marian Sa ong Luis

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Jim Mahaffey

Associate Member – Professor of Genetics

Nataraja Maheshala

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Sorenson Lab

David Marshall

Professor and Research Leader USDA/ARS

Breeding and genetics of small grain crops for disease resistance

James Martin

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Kennedy Lab

Reny Mathew

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Opperman Lab

Ali McAfee

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Samantha McPherson

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Silverman Lab

Inga Meadows

Extension Associate, Vegetable & Herbaceous Ornamental Pathology

Management of diseases of vegetable crops

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Brad Metz

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

John Meyer

Professor of Entomology

Undergraduate and Post Graduate Instruction

Emily Meyers

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Aram Mikaelyan

Assistant Professor

Joseph Milone

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Tarpy Lab

J Christina Mitchell

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Frank Lab

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Timothy Moore

Research Specialist-Nonexempt

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Harry Moore

Professor Emeritus

Urban Entomology

Dan Mott

Research Specialist

Michael Mulot

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Michael Munster

Plant Disease Diagnostician

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Colin Murphree

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Annemarie Nagle

Extension and Research Assistant

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Christine Nalepa

Adjunct Associate Professor of Entomology

NCDA&CS – Research Specialist

Herbert Neunzig

Professor Emeritus

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Gregory Obrian

Research Associate

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Yeon Yee Oh

Research Scholar

Thomas Ohmen

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Walgenbach Lab

Peter Ojiambo

Professor

Epidemiology and integrated management of plant diseases

Charles Opperman

Professor

Biology and genomics of plant parasitic nematodes

David Orr

Associate Professor

Biological Control in Field Crops

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Kelly Oten

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Forest Health Monitoring Coordinator РNC Forest Service

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Camilo Parada Rojas

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Anandrao Patil

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Gary Payne

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Alyssa Pellegrino

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Huseth Lab

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Adalberto Perez de Leon

Adjunct Associate Professor

Jane Petzoldt

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Frank Lab

Daniela Pezzini

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reisig Lab

Logu Ponnusamy

Principal Research Scholar

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Savithri Purayannur

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Timothy Putzke

Research Assistant – Ornamental Sweetpotatoes and Stevia

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Lina Quesada

Associate Professor

Management, diagnostics, population genetics, and genomics of vegetable pathogens

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Vineeta Rai

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Priya Rajarapu

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Plant Pathology – Rotenberg Lab

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David Rasmussen

Assistant Professor

Ella Reeves

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Drew Reinbold-Wasson

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reiskind Lab

Dominic Reisig

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist

Tidewater Research Station

Michael Reiskind

Associate Professor

Public Health Entomology

Steven Reyna

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Lorenzen Lab

Jean Ristaino

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Director of Emerging Plant Disease

Population genetics of Phytophthora infestans

David Ritchie

Professor and Extension Specialist

Bacterial and fungal pathogens of fruit and vegetable crops

Robert Robertson

Professor Emeritus

IPM Field Crops, Turf and Ornamentals

Michael Roe

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Insect Toxicology and Physiological Genomics

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Layne Rogers

Graduate Student

Dorith Rotenberg

Associate Professor

Ecological genomics and transcriptomics of plant virus-insect vector interactions

Brian Royals

Research Specialist

Lauren Rusert

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Tarpy Lab

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Michele Sabatelli

Executive Assistant

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Andres Salcedo

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Andres Sanabria

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Rick Santangelo

Research Specialist

Coby Schal

Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor

Urban Entomology, Insect Behavior, Chemical Ecology, Insect Physiology

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Betsy Scholl

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

Steve Schoof

Research Specialist

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Hayden Schug

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Reisig Lab

Tanner Schwarz

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Melbert Schwarz

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Mikaelyan Lab

Max Scott

Professor of Entomology

Genetic Pest Management

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William Sharpee

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

David Shew

Professor

Ecology and epidemiology of soilborne fungal pathogens

Barbara Shew

Research Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Management of ornamental and peanut diseases

Jules Silverman

Charles G. Wright Distinguished Professor

Urban Entomology, Insect Behavior, Nutritional Ecology

Tim Sit

Principal Research Scholar – Plant Virology

Charles Sither

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reiskind/Wiegmann Lab

Jeremy Slone

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Burrack Lab

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James Smith

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Benjamin Smith

Research Scholar

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Karina Smith

IGERT Program Coordinator

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Jim Sobieraj

Research Asst

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John Soghigian

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Dan Sonenshine

Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Entomology

Ken Sorensen

Professor Emeriti

Fruit and Vegetable IPM

Clyde Sorenson

Alumni Assoc. Distinguished Undergrad. Professor

Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching, Field Crops Entomology Office:

Sterling Southern

Professor Emeritus

Tobacco IPM

Meredith Spence Beaulieu

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reiskind Lab

Madison Stahr

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Jeff Standish

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

David Stephan

Extension Specialist

Systematics, Insect Identification

Cameron Stephens

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

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Ron Stinner

Professor Emeritus

Integrated Pest Management

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Joseph Stout

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Kennedy Lab

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Win Talton

Research Assistant – Molecular Diagnostics

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Michelle Targaszewski

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Michelle Targaszewski

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Sorenson Lab

David Tarpy

Professor and Extension Apiculturist

Honey bee biology

Hao Wei Teh

Graduate Student

Lindsey Thiessen

Assistant Professor

Diseases of Tobacco and Field Crop

Aurora Toennisson

Research Associate

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Alice Toms

Graduate Student – PhD

Bioinformatics – Carbone Lab

Steve Toth

Extension Specialist Emeritus

Insect Pest Management

Michelle Trautwein

Adjunct Asstistant Professor

Nicholas Travanty

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Apperson Lab

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John Van Duyn

Philip Morris Professor of Entomology & Extension Specialist

Field Crop

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Edward Vargo

Adjunct Professor of Entomology

Sara Villani

Extension Assistant Professor

Management of ornamental and apple dieseases

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Maggie Wagner

(Post Doc) Fellow

Michael Waldvogel

Extension Associate Professor & Extension Specialist

Urban Entomology

James Walgenbach

Professor of Entomology

Applied Insect Ecology and Pest Management

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Marci Walker

Executive Assistant

Yu-Hui Wang

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Lorenzen Lab

Wes Watson

Professor of Entomology

Medical and Veterinary Entomology

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Lynda Whitcher

Agricultural Research Technician

Anna Whitfield

Professor

Plant virus-vector interactions

Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster

Brian Wiegmann

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Entomology

Systematics, Phylogenomics, Evolutionary Biology

Peter Willadsen

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Blaimer Lab

Caleb Wilson

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Frank Lab

James Withrow

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Tarpy Lab

Sammi Wong

Graduate Teach & Research Asst

Charles Wright

Professor Emeritus

Urban and Industrial Pests

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Jing Li Xuan

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Wiegmann Lab

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Amarish Yadav

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Entomology – Scott Lab

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Qin Yang

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Brooke Zale

Research Asst

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Jing Zhou

Research Scholar

Gabriel Zilnik

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Burrack Lab