60 People Results for the Tag: Insects

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Ottar Bjornstad

Huck Chair of Epidemiology; Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology; Adjunct Professor in Statistics
Population ecology and population dynamics with particular emphasis on mathematical and computational aspects

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Wendy Hanna-Rose

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Head of BMB
Molecular Genetics of Metabolism and Development in C. elegans

Heather Hines

Associate Professor of Biology and Entomology
Applies genomic, transcriptomic, phylogenomic, and bioinformatic approaches to study the evolution and genetics of diverse traits in bees and wasps. This includes study of mimetic color diversification, plant gall induction, novel morphologies, speciation, and social evolution.

Dezhe Jin

Associate Professor of Physics
Computational models of neural basis of motor control and learning; theoretical analysis of biological neural networks.

Joyce Jose

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Virus-host interactions involved in the pathogenesis of alphaviruses and flaviviruses. Analysis of virus induced structures and cytoskeletal modifications in mammalian host and insect vector using high-resolution live cell imaging and electron microscopy. Viral determinants of neurotropism, encephalitis, transmission and persistence in BSL-3 pathogens.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Elizabeth McGraw

Professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology
The genetics of vector, pathogen and symbiont interactions.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Jason Rasgon

Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology
Integrating population biology, ecology, molecular tools and theory to address fundamental and applied questions related to vector arthropods and the pathogens they transmit.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Tanya Renner

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Evolution of chemical and structural defense. Molecular evolution, evolutionary genomics, and transcriptomics. Origins and evolution of carnivorous plants.

Steven Schiff

Director of the Center for Neural Engineering; Brush Chair Professor of Engineering; Professor of Neurosurgery; Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Neural engineering, neurosurgery, epilepsy, Parkinsons Disease, wave mechanics, brain machine interfaces, EEG, electrical fields, and control theory.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

James Tumlinson

Director of the Center for Chemical Ecology; Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology
Insect chemical ecology. Plant-insect interactions. Insect attractants.

Anne Vardo-Zalik

Assistant Professor of Biology
The ecology and population genetics of malaria parasites and their vectors

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

James Marden

Associate Director of Operations, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Biology
How physiological variation within species affects their ecology and evolution. Primarily with insects, but recently also with plants, and a particular interest in allelic variation in the pathogen resistance genes of tropical trees.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Marilyn Roossinck

Professor of Plant Pathology and Biology
Virus-plant interactions, virus evolution and ecology and evolution of disease

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Murali Haran

Associate Professor of Statistics
Statistical computing (Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms); spatial models (Gaussian random field models); methods for complex computer models; interdisciplinary collaborations in environmental sciences, climate science, disease modeling, ecology

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Andrew Deans

Professor of Entomology, Director of the Frost Entomological Museum

Cristina Rosa

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology
Plant Virology, interaction of plant viruses with their insects as vectors and with their plant hosts. Virus evolution, exploration of plant viromes, viral co-infections, effect of climate change on viral resistant breaking strains. Use of nanotechnologies for virus detection and virus disease management.

Dave Biddinger

Research Professor; Tree Fruit Research Entomologist

Dennis Calvin

Director, Penn State Extension; Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Edwin Rajotte

Professor of Entomology and IPM Coordinator

Erica Smithwick

Professor of Geography
Uunderstanding how a wide range of disturbances, especially fire, affect ecosystem function at landscape scales.

Etya Amsalem

Assistant Professor of Entomology
The evolutionary development and the mechanistic basis of social behavior in insects using an integrative approach encompassing chemical, genetic and physiological tools

Fang (Rose) Zhu

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Understanding the mechanisms and evolution of insects’ adaptation to chemical stresses in their environment.

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.

Grzegorz (Greg) Krawczyk

Extension Tree Fruit Entomologist, Research Professor

Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Jared Ali

Assistant 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.

Joyce Sakamoto

Assistant Research Professor -

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Julie Urban

Associate Research Professor

Kelli Hoover

Professor of Entomology
Invasive species of forest insects; plant-insect-entomopathogen interactions; impacts of plants on pathogenesis; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

Nina Jenkins

Research Associate Professor

Richard Roush

Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Rudolf Schilder

Associate Professor of Entomology and Biology
Comparative & ecological physiology of insect and mammalian locomotion.

Shelby Fleischer

Professor of Entomology

Tom Baker

Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Chemical Ecology

Eleanore Sternberg

Research Associate - Thomas Lab

Ming Tien

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Characterization and biochemical analysis of cellulose synthesis in a variety of organisms. Mechanism and regulation of fungal degradation of lignin. Dissimilatory Iron reduction.

Majid Foolad

Professor of Plant Genetics
Genetic characterization of resistance/tolerance to biotic/abiotic stresses, and genes/QTLs contributing to tomato fruit quality. Investigation of genes/QTLs for directed crop improvement and germplasm enhancement. Tomato cultivar development & release.

Pamela Mitchell

Emeritus Associate Professor of Biology

Kim Steiner

Professor of Forest Biology; Director, The Arboretum at Penn State
The ecology, genecology, and physiological ecology of forest regeneration following disturbance.

Carolyn Mahan

Professor of Biology
The study of biodiversity in threatened ecosystems, the effects of human-modified landscapes on wildlife, and behavioral ecology of sciurids. Dr. Mahan teaches introductory biology, environmental studies, field ecology, and evolution.

Charles Anderson

Co-Director, Center for Biorenewables; Associate Professor of Biology
In vivo imaging of plant cell wall dynamics. Molecular genetic analysis of genes involved in cell growth. Cell wall biosynthesis in dividing cells. Cell wall engineering for sustainable bioenergy production.

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

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Bruce Stanley

Director of the Section of Research Resources, Hershey

Gary Thompson

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Agricultural Sciences; Director, PA Agricultural Experiment Station

Howard Fescemyer

Assistant Research Professor

Heather Karsten

Associate Professor of Crop Production/Ecology

John Wallace

Assistant Professor of Weed Science

Peter Wilf

Professor of Geosciences

Sara Hermann

Assistant Professor of Arthropod Ecology and Trophic Interactions

Liana Burghardt

Assistant Professor; Huck Early Career Chair of Root Biology and Rhizosphere Interactions
Plant-microbe-climate interactions; the evolution and ecology of legumes and nitrogen-fixing rhizobia; the genomic basis and environment dependence of root, nodule, and mutualism traits; GWAS/transcriptomics/evolve & resequence methodologies

Flor Acevedo

Assistant professor of Entomology (Penn State Behrend)

Natalie Boyle

Assistant Research Professor; Insect Biodiversity Center Program Coordinator