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Gareth Powell

Director, NC State Insect Collection

Assistant Professor

Gardner Hall 3204D


Powell’s research focuses on the systematics and evolutionary history of the most diverse lineage of described life, Coleoptera, or beetles. His work currently spans descriptive taxonomy, classification, phylogenomics, and character evolution. Powell also strives to use natural history collections in each of these research areas and serves as the director for the NC State University Insect Museum.


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PhD, Biology, Brigham Young University (2021)
MSc, Entomology, Purdue University (2017)
BSc, Entomology, Purdue University (2012)