Directory

Leadership

Carolyn Young

Professor and Department Head

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Renee Ackerman

Research Technician

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Tomoka Adams

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reiskind Lab

Dayvion Adams

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reiskind Lab

Tika Adhikari

Principal Research Scholar & Adjunct Faculty

Daisy Ahumada

Assistant Professor

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Sarah Akulin

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Powell and Wiegmann Lab

Patricia Alder

Director and Training Coordinator

Structural Pest Management Training & Research Facility

Christie Almeyda-Becerra

Director – Micropropagation and Repository Unit

Alexis Alsdorf

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Reisig Lab

Charles Apperson

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Public Health Entomology and Vector Biology

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Jarin Arline

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Gorny Lab

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Kelly Avila

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Jack Bacheler

Professor Emeritus

Cotton Pest Mangement

Ezra Bailey

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Weigmann Lab

Jim Baker

Professor Emeritus

Peter Balint-Kurti

USDA-ARS Research Geneticist and Adjunct Professor

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John Banask

Research Technician

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Lacey Belanger

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Reiskind and Frank Labs

Esther Belikoff

Research Assistant

D. Michael Benson

Professor Emeritus

Disease of ornamental crops

Matthew Bertone

Director – Plant Disease and Insect Clinic / Extension Associate

Expertise in arthropod identification/diagnostics and biodiversity

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Usha Bhatta

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Terri Billeisen

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Extension Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor

AGI Coordinator

Director of Undergraduate Programs

David Bird

W.N. Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Nematode biology and host-parasite interactions

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Meghan Bradburn

Research Technician

JR Bradley

Professor Emeritus

Arthropods associated with corn, cotton, and soybeans

Michael Bradshaw

Assistant Professor

Rick Brandenburg

Wm. Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Commercial Turf and Peanuts

Wayne Brooks

Professor Emeritus

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Wayne Buhler

Professor of Horticulture

Lee Butler

Extension Coordinator

Kerns 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

Brian Cassel

Research Specialist

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Sarah Cates

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Gorny Lab

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Escher Cattle

Graduate Student – MS

Research Technician

Entomology – Wiegmann Lab

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Laissa Cavallini

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reisig and Huseth Labs

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Grayson Cave

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Stella Chang

Research Technician III

Kaiying Chen

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Roe Lab

Bill Cline

Researcher & Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology

Extension Horticulturist, Blueberry

65% extension, 30% research, and 5% service

Sarah Cochran

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Quesada Lab

Bryan Cody

Research Specialist

Larry F. Grand Mycological Herbarium

Allen Cohen

Research Professor

Insect Rearing Education and Research

Hunter Collins

Research Assistant

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Jackson Cooper

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Carbone Lab

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Andrew Cooper

Research Technician

Christina Cowger

USDA Research Plant Pathologist

Biology, epidemiology, and population genetics of small grain pathogens

Marc Cubeta

Professor and Associate Director, Center for Integrated Fungal Research

Ecology and population genetics of beneficial and plant pathogenic soil fungi

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Katherine D'Amico-Willman

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Phytobacteriology Lab

Regan Daniels

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Crawley Lab

Eric Davis

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Plant-parasitic nematodes and host-parasite interactions

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Marilyn Daykin

Agr. Research Specialist

Lucas de Oliveira

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Rotenberg Lab

Ralph Dean

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Host-pathogen interactions in Magnaporthe oryzae

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Dylan Dean

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Kerns Lab

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Lewis Deitz

Professor Emeritus

Systematics of Treehoppers and Related Groups

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Jessica Ding

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reiskind Lab

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Cesar Augusto Diniz Xavier

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Maggie Donovan

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Reiskind Lab

Jessica Dotray

Research Assistant

Plant Pathology – Gorny Lab

Elizabeth Driscoll

4-H Specialist

4-H Entomology

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Rob Dunn

Professor

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Andrew Ernst

Research Assistant

Fagen Lab

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Dina Espinoza-Rivera

Research Technician

Zachary Everson

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Frank Lab

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Jennie Fagen

Senior Research Scholar

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Maurice Farrier

Professor Emeritus

Systematics – Acarina

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Myron Fountain

Plant Geneticist, USDA-ARS

Steve Frank

Professor and Associate Department Head, Ecology and IPM in urban landscapes, nurseries, and greenhouses

Ecology and IPM in urban landscapes, nurseries, and greenhouses

Daniel Freund

Research Asst

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Jophr Galian

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Ojiambo Lab

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Eugenia Garcia Bejarano

Research Specialist

Vinicius Garnica

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Ojiambo Lab

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Reuben Garshong

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Kenneth Geisert

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Powell Lab

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Emily Goldsworthy

Research Assistant

Andrea Gomez

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Huerta Lab

Adrienne Gorny

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist of Plant Nematology

Fred Gould

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture

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Gram Grant

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Billeisen Lab

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Thomas Greene

Research Project Coordinator

Fangfang Guo

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Plant Pathology – Ojiambo Lab

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Janani Gurumoorthy

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Fagen Lab

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Jeremy Gutierrez

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Schal Lab

Tania Guzman

Research Assistant – Berry Crops

Almeyda Lab

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Nick Haddad

Associate Member – Professor of Biology

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Bryna Haile

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Cowger Lab

Janetta Hakovirta

Research Scholar

Fagen Lab

Cole Hammett

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Balint-Kurti Lab

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Matthew Hargrove

Research Assistant

Jim Harper

Professor Emeritus

Teaching – Research

Christopher Hayes

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Schal Lab

Jensen Hayter

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Walgenbach Lab

Kalindu Ramyasoma Hewawasam

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Entomology – Scott Lab

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Ruediger Hillmann

Associate Professor Emeritus

Urban, Household and Wood Destroying Pests, 4H Entomology

Shannon Holliday

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Lux Lab

Shuijin Hu

Professor

Soil Microbial Ecology

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Asher Hudson

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Alejandra Huerta

Assistant Professor

Anders Huseth

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, University Faculty Scholar

Field Crops Ecology

Crop responsibilities: corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybean, sweetpotato, and wheat

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Kimberly Israel

Research Assistant

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Elizabeth Jerger

Administrative Support Specialist

Robert Jetton

Associate Member – Research Assoc. Prof.

Prasanna Joglekar

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Fagen Lab

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Ashley Joyce

Research Assistant

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Madhavi Kakumanu

Research Scholar

Ayako Katsumata

Principal Research Scholar

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Shivreet Kaur

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Balint-Kurti Lab

George Kennedy

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agriculture

Ecology and Management of Insect Pests Affecting Agricultural Crops

Jim Kerns

Professor and Extension Specialist of Turfgrass Pathology, University Faculty Scholar

Departmental Extension Leader

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

Turfgrass Pathology Lab

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Mariah Kidd

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Gorny Lab

Michelle Kirchner

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Sorenson Lab & Youngsteadt Urban Ecology Lab

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Emily Klein

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Frank Lab

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William Klobasa

Research Technician

Aaron Kohutek

Research Technician

Meadows Lab

Alexis Kriete

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Scott Lab

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Charles Kwadha

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Peyton Labonte

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Whitfield Lab

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Kirsten Lahre

Research Assistant

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Maria Lainfiesta Palomo

Research Technician

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Rachel Laminack

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Scott Lab

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April Lane

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Huseth Lab

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Jamie Lanzalotto

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Villani Lab

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Scott Lee

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Hannah Levenson

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Specialty Crops IPPM Lab

Kaylin Lewandowski

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Reiskind Lab

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Chunying Li

Laboratory Research Specialist

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Anne Lindberg

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Whitfield Lab

Roden Carlo Lizardo

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Ojiambo Lab

Steven Lommel

Associate Dean for Research CALS; Director NCARS

Molecular mechanisms of plant viral pathogenesis

Lorena Lopez

Assistant Extension Professor

Marce Lorenzen

Professor

Genetic Pest Management

Frank Louws

Department Head, Horticultural Science

Diseases of strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, and organic crops

LeAnn Lux

Assistant Professor

Kat Lyons

Graduate Services Coordinator

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Prem Magar

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Adhikari/Louws Lab

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Jim Mahaffey

Associate Member – Professor of Genetics

Amanda Mainello

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Ristaino Lab

Jack Mascarenhas

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Kerns Lab

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Reny Mathew

Research Scholar

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Cora McGehee

Research Associate

Holly McInnes

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Whitfield Lab

Inga Meadows

Extension Plant Pathologist, Vegetables and Herbaceous Ornamentals

Management of diseases of vegetable crops

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Bradley Metz

Research Associate

John Meyer

Professor of Entomology

Undergraduate and Post Graduate Instruction

Aram Mikaelyan

Assistant Professor

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Christopher Mikita

Research Assistant

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Rebecca Molina

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Huseth Lab

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Kimberly Montalban

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Huerta Lab

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Timothy Moore

Research Specialist

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Harry Moore

Professor Emeritus

Urban Entomology

Swarnalatha Moparthi

Research Specialist

Plant Pathology – Plant Disease and Insect Clinic

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Carlos Morales

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Quesada Lab

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Emma Morris

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Baars Lab

Izabela Moura Duin

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Michael Munster

Plant Disease Diagnostician

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Luke Nestorowicz

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Kennedy Lab

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Gregory Obrian

Research Associate

Juliet Ochola

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Baars Lab

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Emily Ogburn

Research Associate

Yeonyee Oh

Research Scholar

Dean Lab

Peter Ojiambo

Professor

Epidemiology and integrated management of plant diseases

Gabriel Olawuyi

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Roe Lab

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Morgan Olmstead

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Lorenzen Lab

Peter Oppenheimer

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Cowger Lab

Charles Opperman

Professor

Biology and genomics of plant parasitic nematodes

David Orr

Associate Professor

Biological Control in Field Crops

Kevin Orta

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reisig Lab

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Kelly Oten

Associate Member

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Ryan Packer

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Whitfield Lab

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Sujan Panta

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Huseth Lab

Anna Blight Parker

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Powell Lab

Rajan Paudel

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Adhikari/Louws Lab

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Gary Payne

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Grayson Pellerito

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Reiskind Lab

Jane Petzoldt

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Frank Lab

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Shea Phillips

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Huseth Lab

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Sofia Pinzi

Research Associate

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Jill Ploetz

Research Technician

Logu Ponnusamy

Principal Research Scholar

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Taynara Possebom

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reisig Lab

Gareth Powell

Director, NC State Insect Collection

Assistant Professor

Mariana Prieto Torres

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Quesada Lab

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Lina Quesada

WNR Distinguished Professor, University Faculty Scholar, and Extension Specialist – Cucurbits and Sweetpotato Pathology

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

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Diana Ramirez Segovia

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Balint-Kurti Lab

David Rasmussen

Associate Professor

Bioinformatics Research Center

Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster

Zaria Reep

Graduate Student – MR

Plant Pathology – Fagen Lab

Ella Reeves

Research Assistant

Plant Pathology – Meadows Lab

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Daniel Reiland

Research Assistant

Dominic Reisig

Professor & Extension Specialist

Tidewater Research Station

Crop responsibilities: corn, cotton, peanut, grain sorghum, soybean, and wheat

Michael Reiskind

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs – Entomology

Public Health Entomology

Vector Ecology/Reiskind Laboratory

Steven Reyna

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Lorenzen Lab

Jean Ristaino

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

William Neal Reynolds Distingushed Professor

Director Emerging Plant DIsease and Global Food Security Cluster

David Ritchie

Professor and Extension Specialist

Bacterial and fungal pathogens of fruit and vegetable crops

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Steven Roberson

Research Assistant

Robert Robertson

Professor Emeritus

IPM Field Crops, Turf and Ornamentals

Michael Roe

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Insect Toxicology and Physiological Genomics

Yara Rosado Rivera

Research Assistant

Plant Pathology – Quesada Lab

Dorith Rotenberg

Professor and Director of Graduate Programs – Plant Pathology, University Faculty Scholar

Ecology and molecular biology of plant virus-insect vector interactions

Brian Royals

Research Specialist

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Michele Sabatelli

Business Service Coordinator

Andres D. Sanabria-Velazquez

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Plant Pathology – Adhikari/Louws Lab

Rick Santangelo

Research Specialist

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John Sauter

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Frank Lab

Amanda Saville

Research and Laboratory Specialist

Ristaino Lab

Coby Schal

Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor

Urban Entomology, Insect Behavior, Chemical Ecology, Insect Physiology

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Emma Schoeppner

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Huseth Lab

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Betsy Scholl

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

Steve Schoof

Research Specialist

Max Scott

Professor of Entomology

Genetic Pest Management

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Jake Seiter

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Rotenberg Lab

David Shew

Philip Morris Professor Emeritus

Ecology and epidemiology of soilborne fungal pathogens

Barbara Shew

Research Assistant Professor Emeritus

Management of ornamental and peanut diseases

Jules Silverman

Charles G. Wright Distinguished Professor

Urban Entomology, Insect Behavior, Nutritional Ecology

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Deepjyoti Singh

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Tim Sit

Principal Research Scholar – Plant Virology

Charles Sither

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Reiskind/Wiegmann Lab

Brenden Sledge

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Kerns Lab

Benjamin Smith

Research Scholar

Frank Lab

Ben Snell

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Kerns Lab

Ken Sorensen

Professor Emeriti

Fruit and Vegetable IPM

Clyde Sorenson

Alumni Assoc. Distinguished Undergrad. Professor

Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching, Field Crops Entomology

Sterling Southern

Philip Morris Professor Emeritus

Tobacco IPM

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Ron Stinner

Professor Emeritus

Integrated Pest Management

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Joseph Stout

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Kennedy Lab

Igor Sulzbacher Schardong

Graduate Student – MS

Entomology – Reisig Lab

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Aleksander Tako

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Villani and Ojiambo Labs

Hao Wei Teh

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Whitfield Lab

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Jacklyn Thomas

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Grace Tisone

Graduate Student – MS

Plant Pathology – Lux Lab

Steve Toth

Extension Specialist Emeritus

Insect Pest Management

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Noah Totsline

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Huerta Lab

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John Van Duyn

Philip Morris Professor of Entomology & Extension Specialist

Field Crop

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Jessica Vigna

Graduate Student – MR

Entomology – Sorenson Lab

Sara Villani

Assistant Professor

Management of ornamental and apple diseases

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Michael Waldvogel

Associate Extension Professor Emeritus

Urban Entomology

James Walgenbach

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Applied Insect Ecology and Pest Management

Marci Walker

Executive Assistant and Human Resources

May Wang

Graduate Student – PhD

Plant Pathology – Rasmussen Lab

Wes Watson

Professor Emeritus

Medical and Veterinary Entomology

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Aaron Weber

Research Technician

Rebecca Whetten

Research Technician and Lab Manager

Cowger Lab

James White

IT Analyst/Programmer I

Plant Pathology – Carbone Lab

Anna Whitfield

Professor and Director of Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security

Plant virus-vector interactions

Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Cluster

Brian Wiegmann

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Entomology

Systematics, Phylogenomics, Evolutionary Biology

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Shalini Wijeratne

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Elizabeth Wiles

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Schal Lab

Juan Wulff

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Entomology – Scott Lab

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Allison Yackley

Research Operation Manager

Amarish Yadav

Research Scholar

Entomology – Scott Lab

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Aki Yamamoto

Research Technician

Carolyn Young

Professor and Department Head

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Tao Zhong

Postdoctoral Research Scholar