Faculty Test Page

David Andow

Professor
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D. Cornell University
Insect population ecology; biological control; ecology of invading species; insect-plant interactions; sustainable agriculture. 

Brian Aukema

McKnight Land-Grant Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin.
Forest Entomology 

Dan Cariveau

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Colorado State University
Community and Landscape Ecology of Native Bees, Restoration Ecology

Fallon Thumbnail

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D. Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
Insect reproduction; fat body metabolism; hormonal control of gene expression; genetics of insect cells in culture; gene amplification; DNA mediated gene transfer; identification of regulatory sequences in insect genes; mechanisms of insecticide resistance.

Ferrington

Professor
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
Aquatic Entomology

Heimpel

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D. U of California, Davis.
Biological Control, Natural Enemy Ecology

Holzenthal

Professor
Ph.D. Clemson University, 1985
Systematics and biogeography of neotropical Trichoptera; aquatic entomology; biodiversity; biogeography; museum administration and management

Bill Hutchison

Professor and Extension Entomologist
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1984.
Insect population dynamics; area-wide IPM and IRM for genetically engineered crops; landscape design for IPM, invasive species, cost-effective sampling programs. 

Stephen Kells

Associate Professor and Interim Department Head
Ph.D. Purdue University, 1998.
Urban and industrial entomology

Bob Koch

Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Integrated pest management; applied ecology

Vera Krischik

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Maryland
Plant-insect interaction; plant response to insect, pathogen, and abiotic stresses; extension insect pest management in residential environments; landscape and structural entomology

Tim Kurtti

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Insect microbiology; physiology of insect-microbial interactions; physiology, metabolism and genetics of insect cells and pathogens in culture

MacRae

Professor and Extension Entomologist
Ph.D. Oregon State U.
Integrated Pest Management, Small Grains, Biological Control, GIS

Karen Mesce photo

Professor
Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar
 
Ph.D. University of Oregon
Insect neurobiology and behavior; hormonal control of neural development during metamorphosis; characterization of neural circuitry by electrophysiological and anatomical studies. Mesce Lab

Roger Moon Thumbnail

Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Ecology and management of livestock insects and mites; biological control of dung and manure inhabiting flies; mosquito ecology and dispersal; modeling and sampling insect populations

Uli Munderloh

Professor
DVM, Ph.D. Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.
Cellular and molecular relationship between tick-borne pathogens and their vectors, and mammalian hosts; medical and entomological aspects of vector-borne pathogens

Ken Ostlie

Professor and Extension Entomologist
Ph.D. Iowa State University
Integrated pest management in corn and soybeans, Transgenic Plants

Philips

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Virginia Tech
Fruit & Vegetable Entomology, Organic, Sustainable IPM Programs
North Central Research & Outreach Center, Grand Rapids, MN
Philips Lab Website

Marla Spivak

MacArthur Fellow (2010)
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D. University of Kansas

Apiculture: behavior, ecology, genetics and breeding of honey bees; native bees and social insects

Additional Graduate Faculty

Mark Asplen

Assistant Professor, Applied Ecology

Evolutionary and behavioral ecology of insects focusing on applications to invasion biology and biological control

Dept. of Natural Sciences Metropolitan State University
Elizabeth Borer

Associate Professor

Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Karen Oberhauser

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Fisheries Wildlife & Cons. Biology

Susan Palchick

Susan Palchick

Adjunct Associate Professor

Hennepin County Community Health 
1011 First St. S. Ste #215
Hopkins, MN 55343  

Phone: (952) 351-5205 

Luke Skinner

Luke Skinner

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Invasive Species Program Supervisor Minn. Dept. of Natural Resource
Ph.D., University of Minnesota 2004

Emilie Snell-Rood

Assistant Professor

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Robin Thomson

Curator

Ph.D., University of Minnesota 2014

Rob Venette

Adjunct Associate Professor
Director, Minn. Invasive Terrestrial Plant & Pest Center 
Research Biologist
USDA-Forest Service

Susan Weller

Professor of Entomology and Director of the Natural History Museum. University of Nebraska
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1989
Systematics of Lepidoptera and other insects, using morphology and biochemical techniques (eg., DNA sequencing); evolution of mating behaviors and defense mechanisms in neotropical noctuid moths.

Marlene Zuk

Professor

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior