Huck Chair in Global Food Security; Professor of Entomology and Biology
Parasite manipulation of host behavior
Huck Graduate Students
- Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
- Ecology Institute
- Insect Biodiversity Center
- Center for Brain, Behavior, and Cognition
Publication TagsParasites Fungi Formicidae Ant Learning Cassava Animals Fungus Insecta Mobile Telephones Brain Ants Disease Detection Image Segmentation Disease Diagnosis Plant Diseases And Disorders Behavior Control Deep Learning Crops Leaves Signs And Symptoms (Plants) Soil Climate Change Evaluation Nest
Most Recent Papers
An agent-based model shows zombie ants exhibit search behavior
Natalie Imirzian, David P. Hughes, 2021, Journal of Theoretical Biology
A PLAN for Tackling the Locust Crisis in East Africa
Maryam Tabar, Jared Gluck, Anchit Goyal, Fei Jiang, Derek Morr, Annalyse Kehs, Dongwon Lee, David P. Hughes, Amulya Yadav, 2021, on p. 3595-3604
Social fluidity mobilizes contagion in human and animal populations
Ewan Colman, Vittoria Colizza, Ephraim M. Hanks, David P. Hughes, Shweta Bansal, 2021, eLife
From Village to Globe
Annalyse Kehs, Peter McCloskey, John Chelal, Derek Morr, Stellah Amakove, Bismark Plimo, John Mayieka, Gladys Ntango, Kelvin Nyongesa, Lawrence Pamba, Melodine Jeptoo, James Mugo, Mercyline Tsuma, Wincate Mukami, Winnie Onyango, David Hughes, 2021, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems
Insect behavioral change and the potential contributions of neuroinflammation—a call for future research
Colleen A. Mangold, David P. Hughes, 2021, Genes
Accuracy of a Smartphone-Based Object Detection Model, PlantVillage Nuru, in Identifying the Foliar Symptoms of the Viral Diseases of Cassava–CMD and CBSD
Latifa M. Mrisho, Neema A. Mbilinyi, Mathias Ndalahwa, Amanda M. Ramcharan, Annalyse K. Kehs, Peter C. McCloskey, Harun Murithi, David P. Hughes, James P. Legg, 2020, Frontiers in Plant Science
Phase-field modeling of constrained interactive fungal networks
F. Ghanbari, F. Costanzo, D. P. Hughes, C. Peco, 2020, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
A new zombie ant behavior unraveled
Natalie Imirzian, João P.M. Araújo, David P. Hughes, 2020, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Evaluation of direct and indirect transmission of fungal spores in ants
Christoph Kurze, Nina Ellen Jenkins, David Peter Hughes, 2020, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
AntVis: A web-based visual analytics tool for exploring ant movement data
Tianxiao Hu, Hao Zheng, Chen Liang, Sirou Zhu, Natalie Imirzian, Yizhe Zhang, Chaoli Wang, David P. Hughes, Danny Z. Chen, 2020, Visual Informatics on p. 58-70
Using deep learning for image-based plant disease detection
Sharada P. Mohanty, David P. Hughes, Marcel Salathé, 2016, Frontiers in Plant Science
Deep learning for image-based cassava disease detection
Amanda Ramcharan, Kelsee Baranowski, Peter McCloskey, Babuali Ahmed, James Legg, David P. Hughes, 2017, Frontiers in Plant Science
Fungal Planet description sheets
Pedro W. Crous, Michael J. Wingfield, Treena I. Burgess, G. E.St J. Hardy, Colin Crane, Sarah Barrett, José F. Cano-Lira, Johannes J. Le Roux, Raja Thangavel, Josep Guarro, Alberto M. Stchigel, María P. Martín, Donis S. Alfredo, Paul A. Barber, Robert W. Barreto, Iuri G. Baseia, Julia Cano-Canals, Ratchadawan Cheewangkoon, Renato J. Ferreira, Josepa Gené, Christian Lechat, Gabriel Moreno, Francois Roets, Roger G. Shivas, Julieth O. Sousa, Yu Pei Tan, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Sandra E. Abell, Thiago Accioly, José Luis Albizu, Janaina L. Alves, Zaida Inês Antoniolli, Nick Aplin, João Araújo, Mahdi Arzanlou, Jadson D.P. Bezerra, Jean Philippe Bouchara, Juan Ramón Carlavilla, Aurelio Castillo, Vanina L. Castroagudín, Paulo C. Ceresini, Gordon F. Claridge, Gilberto Coelho, Victor R.M. Coimbra, L. A. Costa, Keith C. da Cunha, Silvana S. da Silva, Rosalie Daniel, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Margarita Dueñas, Jacqueline Edwards, P. Enwistle, Patrícia O. Fiuza, Jacques Fournier, Dania García, Tatiana B. Gibertoni, Sandrine Giraud, Marcela Guevara-Suarez, Luís F.P. Gusmão, Sukanya Haituk, Michel Heykoop, Yuuri Hirooka, Tina Antje Hofmann, Jos Houbraken, David P. Hughes, Ivona Kautmanová, Olga Koppel, Ondřej Koukol, Ellen Larsson, K. P.Deepna Latha, Dong Hyeon Lee, Daniela O. Lisboa, Willyane S. Lisboa, Ángela López-Villalba, João L.N. Maciel, Patinjareveettil Manimohan, José Luis Manjón, Seonju Marincowitz, Thomas S. Marney, Martin Meijer, Andrew N. Miller, Ibai Olariaga, Laura M. Paiva, Meike Piepenbring, Juan Carlos Poveda-Molero, K. N.Anil Raj, Huzefa A. Raja, Amandine Rougeron, Isabel Salcedo, Rosita Samadi, Tiago A.B. Santos, Kelly Scarlett, Keith A. Seifert, Lucas Shuttleworth, Gladstone A. Silva, Meiriele Silva, João Paulo Zen Siqueira, Cristina M. Souza-Motta, Steven L. Stephenson, Deanna A. Sutton, Nisachon Tamakeaw, M. Teresa Telleria, Nicomedes Valenzuela-Lopez, Altus Viljoen, Cobus M. Visagie, Alfredo Vizzini, Felipe Wartchow, Brenda D. Wingfield, Eugene Yurchenko, Juan Carlos Zamora, Johannes Z. Groenewald, 2016, Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi on p. 218-403
Phylogenetic-based nomenclatural proposals for Ophiocordycipitaceae (Hypocreales) with new combinations in Tolypocladium
C. Alisha Quandt, Ryan M. Kepler, Walter Gams, João P.M. Araújo, Sayaka Ban, Harry C. Evans, David Hughes, Richard Humber, Nigel Hywel-Jones, Zengzhi Li, J. Jennifer Luangsa-ard, Stephen A. Rehner, Tatiana Sanjuan, Hiroki Sato, Bhushan Shrestha, Gi Ho Sung, Yi Jian Yao, Rasoul Zare, Joseph W. Spatafora, 2014, IMA Fungus on p. 121-134
Deep adversarial networks for biomedical image segmentation utilizing unannotated images
Yizhe Zhang, Lin Yang, Jianxu Chen, Maridel Fredericksen, David P. Hughes, Danny Z. Chen, 2017, on p. 408-416
Diversity of Entomopathogenic Fungi. Which Groups Conquered the Insect Body?
J. P.M. Araújo, David Peter Hughes, 2016, on p. 1-39
Species-specific ant brain manipulation by a specialized fungal parasite
Charissa De Bekker, Lauren E. Quevillon, Philip B. Smith, Kimberly R. Fleming, Debashis Ghosh, Andrew D. Patterson, David P. Hughes, 2014, BMC Evolutionary Biology
Gene expression during zombie ant biting behavior reflects the complexity underlying fungal parasitic behavioral manipulation
Charissa de Bekker, Robin A. Ohm, Raquel G. Loreto, Aswathy Sebastian, Istvan Albert, Martha Merrow, Andreas Brachmann, David P. Hughes, 2015, BMC Genomics
A mobile-based deep learning model for cassava disease diagnosis
Amanda Ramcharan, Peter McCloskey, Kelsee Baranowski, Neema Mbilinyi, Latifa Mrisho, Mathias Ndalahwa, James Legg, David P. Hughes, 2019, Frontiers in Plant Science
Evolution of the indoor biome
Laura J. Martin, Rachel I. Adams, Ashley Bateman, Holly M. Bik, John Hawks, Sarah M. Hird, David Hughes, Steven W. Kembel, Kerry Kinney, Sergios Orestis Kolokotronis, Gabriel Levy, Craig McClain, James F. Meadow, Raul F. Medina, Gwynne Mhuireach, Corrie S. Moreau, Jason Munshi-South, Lauren M. Nichols, Clare Palmer, Laura Popova, Coby Schal, Martin Täubel, Michelle Trautwein, Juan A. Ugalde, Robert R. Dunn, 2015, Trends in Ecology and Evolution on p. 223-232
News Articles Featuring David Hughes
Dec 16, 2021
David Hughes makes Newsweek’s inaugural list of 'America’s Greatest Disruptors'
David Hughes—professor of biology and entomology, Huck chair in global food security, and founder of PlantVillage—has been named to a list of leading "disruptors" as a "planet protector" by the magazine Newsweek.
Dec 15, 2021
America's Greatest Disruptors: Planet Protectors
Innovators helping to counter climate change and other environmental challenges
Nov 16, 2021
Hopper-Dean family helps combat global hunger with PlantVillage matching fund
PlantVillage, a platform developed by Penn State researchers that is helping tens of millions of farmers across Africa cope with the immediate challenges of climate change, will be enhanced and expanded thanks to the generosity of Jeff Dean and Heidi Hopper, whose gift includes a commitment to match other donations up to a total of $2.5 million.
Nov 08, 2021
Penn State awarded nearly $39M for global research on threats to crops
Reducing the negative effects of pests, diseases and weeds on crops in a climate-changed world is the goal of a multi-institution team led by Penn State and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the organization’s initiative to end global hunger.
Nov 04, 2021
Creepy zombie fungus turns insects into NECROPHILES: Parasite eats female flies from the inside out before concocting a powerful aphrodisiac, encouraging males to have sex with the corpse
A creepy species of parasitic fungus turns flies into 'zombie' necrophiles by emitting a powerful chemical aphrodisiac, a new study shows.
Sep 22, 2021
'Zombie Ant' sculpture brings interactive art to Penn State Behrend
Zombies! Ants! Parasitic fungus! The new augmented reality project at Penn State Behrend’s School of Science complex could serve as the set for a drive-in horror movie.
Aug 10, 2021
Global food security professor named to 'Most Creative People in Business' list
Entomologist David Hughes has been named to Fast Company's 2021 list for his innovative, impactful PlantVillage project.
Aug 10, 2021
How one scientist is saving crops around the world via AI-enabled apps
PlantVillage is now used in more than 60 countries around the world, and has been translated into 30 languages.
Aug 09, 2021
Can you help shape the future of plant disease detection?
Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning result in a breakthrough for automated detection of wheat rusts.
Jun 29, 2021
David Hughes named Chair in Global Food Security
David Hughes, professor of entomology and biology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and creator of PlantVillage, a knowledge platform that helps farmers combat pests and adapt to climate change, has been named the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Global Food Security in the University’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.