Our Team

Collaborators from outside Penn State

Torrance Gill
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Chowan University

Hongmei Li-Byarlay
Associate Professor of Entomology
Department of Agricultural and Life Science
Central State University

Simon Zebelo
Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Sciences
Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Penn State Members

Jared Ali

Associate Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology; Director of the Center for Chemical Ecology; Associate Professor of Entomology
Behavior and chemical ecology of multi-trophic interactions, including plant responses to below-ground herbivory and nematode. Insect community ecology, chemical ecology, and coevolution. Trophic cascades, above- and below-ground interactions, chemotaxis of soil nematodes, and evolution of plant defense strategies.

Natalie Boyle

Assistant Research Professor; Insect Biodiversity Center Program Coordinator

Gary Felton

Professor and Department Head of Entomology
Plant-herbivore interactions. Adaptive responses of herbivores to plant defenses. Herbivore cues recognized by plants with specific focus on biochemical and molecular analysis of salivary secretions.

Christina Grozinger

Director of the Center for Pollinator Research; Director of the Insect Biodiversity Center; Publius Vergilius Maro Professor and Huck Scholar of Entomology
Genomics of social behavior and health in bees

Patreese Ingram

Assistant Dean of Multicultural Affairs

Derek James

Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences

Suzanna Windon

Assistant Professor of Youth and Adult Leadership