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Seminars are Fridays at 11 AM (refreshments at 10:45) in room 230 of the Marley Building.

Photos from the 2016 EIS Program Retreat in the Santa Rita Experimental Range

To receive updates on EIS events, contact Kristina Souders (ksouders@email.arizona.edu) to be added to the program listserv.

You can find last month’s list, with more opportunities, here

General Fellowships

The Entomology & Insect Science (EIS) Graduate interdisciplinary Program (GIDP) has initiated an endowment for an annual lectureship at the University of Arizona in memory of Henry H. Hagedorn, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Entomology, and Director of the Center for Insect Science.

  Contact Information Program          Advisor
Joshua Arnbrister
arnbrister@email.arizona.edu
MS Kacey Ernst
Name Year Program Advisor Current Appointment Email Address
Lydia Brown 2017 MS Peter Ellsworth Assistant In Extension, Agronomic Crops IPM, Maricopa Agriculture Center

The complete list of UA Entomology courses is available here.

EIS Graduate Students at the December 2016 GIDP Showcase!

E-mail:  ewatkinsdejong@email.arizona.edu

Program:  M.S.

Advisor:  Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman

Past Degrees:  
B.S. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona (2016)

 

E-mail:  danielwilliamson@email.arizona.edu

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Kathleen Walker

Past Degrees:  
B.S. Microbiology, Arizona State University (2012)
M.P.H. Epidemiology, University of Arizona (2015)
E-mail: yanahan@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Wendy Moore

Undergraduate Degree:
B.A. 2011, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Prior Graduate Degree:
M.S. 2013, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
 
E-mail: cmstouthamer@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Molly Hunter

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. 2011, University of California - Davis

 

 
E-mail: jpalting@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Wendy Moore

E-mail: chiomaoringanje@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Michael Riehle

Research & Interests:

Honors and Awards:

E-mail: rouselo@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Patricia Stock

E-mail: pmaes@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Kirk Anderson

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. 2013
 

E-mail: ejeffrey@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Kathleen Walker

E-mail: lewisvibulhun@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Michael Riehle

E-mail: gbhughes@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Wendy Moore

E-mail: wfitz@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Kirk Anderson

E-mail: cfrancois@email.arizona.edu
Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Goggy Davidowitz

Research & Interests:

My research in the Davidowitz lab currently includes determining the genetic and/or environmental influences on the Hyles lineata juvenile color morphs and their potential ecological advantages and/or disadvantages. 

The Entomology & Insect Science GIDP is proud to offer a minor for PhD students at the University of Arizona! To complete a minor in EIS, you will need to complete 9 units of courses with the EIS prefix. A list of course options is available here. You will indicate the courses taken to complete the minor on your Plan of Study in GradPath.

Genevieve Comeau (PhD student) was recently awarded a Carson Fellowship, which consists of a grant and extensive mentorship in science communication with media, policy makers, and the public. Congratulations, Genevieve!

http://www.carson.arizona.edu/genevieve-comeau

Students are generally supported by Program funds in their first year while they take courses and do laboratory rotations.

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Entomology and Insect Science is excited to introduce a new endowment in memory of Dr. Henry Hagedorn.

Course Number Course Title Number of Units Semester(s) Offered Years Offered
ENTO 160 D1 Insects and Culture 3 Spring All
ENTO 300 Insect Pest Management for Desert Cropping Systems 3 Fall All
ENTO 310 Living in Symbiosis 3
Kristina Souders, Program Coordinator
Marley Rm. 641F
PO Box 210036
(520) 621-0847
ksouders@email.arizona.edu

E-mail: akusakabe@email.arizona.edu(link sends e-mail)

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Patricia Stock

 

Previous Degrees:  

E-mail:  jrvogt@email.arizona.edu

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Molly Hunter

 

Previous Degrees:  

  • B.S. in Zoology, University of Wyoming (2012) 
  • M.S. in Zoology, University of Wyoming (2014)

E-mail: mdoremus@email.arizona.edu

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Molly Hunter

 

Previous Degrees:  

  • B.S. in Biology, University of Georgia (2014)
  • M.S. in Entomology, University of Georgia (2016)

E-mail: ebond@email.arizona.edu

Program:  M.S.

Advisor:  Molly Hunter

 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona (2012)

Spring 2016 EIS Graduate Student Luncheon Schedule

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Gould-Simpson 601.  Faculty Speaker: Michael Riehle, Title: Insulin signaling in mosquitoes: Prospects for blocking malaria parasite development; Student Speaker: Avery Russell.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Gould-Simpson 601.  Faculty Speaker: TBA  Student Speaker: TBA.

E-mail: bdbeal@email.arizona.edu

Program:  Master of Science

Advisor:  Kathleen Walker

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. in Natural Resources, University of Arizona (2014)

Research & Interests:

E-mail:  yanahan@email.arizona.edu

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Wendy Moore

 

E-mail:  kiv@email.arizona.edu

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Noah Whiteman

 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. 2014, University of Florida

E-mail:  mkbusby@email.arizona.edu

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Judith Bronstein

 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. in Biology Ecology Evolution and Behavior, University of Texas at Austin (2009)

E-mail:  ahoover15@email.arizona.edu

Program:  M.S.

Advisor:  Wendy Moore

 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. 2014, Pennsylvania State University

E-mail:  pmaes@email.arizona.edu

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Kirk Anderson

E-mail:  chyoma12@yahoo.com

Program:  Ph.D.

Advisor:  Michael Riehle

E-mail:  nmpier@email.arizona.edu

Program:  M.S.
 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. in Biological Sciences, Arizona State University (2013)

E-mail:  rmcmanus@email.arizona.edu

Program:  M.S.
 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. in Microbiology, University of Arizona (2014)

E-mail:  genvcomeau@email.arizona.edu

Program:  M.S.

Advisor:  Michael Riehle

 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. 2015, University of Florida

E-mail:  lydiabrown@email.arizona.edu

Program:  M.S.

Advisor:  Peter Ellsworth

 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. in Horticulture, Oregon State University (2011)

E-mail:  jimmygconway@email.arizona.edu

Program:  M.S.

Advisor:  Molly Hunter

 

Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. in Conservation Biology, University of Arizona (2015)

E-mail: averyrussell@email.arizona.edu

Program: Ph.D.
Minor: Neuroscience

Advisor: Dan Papaj

What we're made of:

The faculty of The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Entomology & Insect Science includes 35 members representing 9 academic units:

Please join us at the EIS/Ento Friday Seminar, Sept. 4, 11 am in Marley 230. Refreshments at 10:45. Everyone welcome!

Spreaker: Dr. Elinor M. Lichtenberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, EEB, University of Arizona

Title: Eavesdropping, foraging and habitat loss in keystone Neotropical pollinators: stingless Bees

EIS/Ento Friday* Seminar, Aug. 28: Dr. Marco Gebiola, European Union Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona. "From embryos to hybrids: The role of the symbiont Cardinium in shaping the ecology and evolution of Encarsia parasitoid wasps."

*At our new time:  11 am Friday, in our old location, Marley 230.   Refreshments at 10:45. Everyone welcome!

Tim Vandervoet

 

Program: M.S.

Advisor: Peter Ellsworth

Our own Dan Papaj was recently elected a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society.  The blurb on the Society web page encapsulates Dan's accomplishments and interests as follows in this excerpt:  "Dan´s studies integrate disparate disciplines, such as ecology, plant-insect interactions and animal behavior, through empirical work as well as classic reviews and syntheses. ... recently, Dan has turned toward animal signaling and learning, while still developing research on insect reproductive systems.

Contratulations to EIS Student Javier Miguelena who was selected to be a 2014 Medical Urban and Veterinary Entomology (MUVE) scholarship recipient. The award is given by the MUVE section of the Entomological Society of America.

Congratulations to Dan Charbonneau for receiving an H.E. Carter Travel Award!

Fall 2014 Entomology and Insect Science Courses

Course/Section

Course Title & Information

ENTO 300

Center for Insect Science

The Center for Insect Science (CIS) is a unique organization at the University of Arizona for funding interdisciplinary research on insects. Its beginning was a grant proposal to NSF written by six insect researchers in four different departments.

The Marriott Tucson University Park will host the event.  http://www.entsoc.org/Pacific/2014-esa-pacific-branch-annual-meeting

Deadlines are Quickly Approaching!  CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - February 15th is the deadline for early-bird  registration.  Register On-Line or download the pdf form from the PB-ESA Website.

Congratulations to FOUR EIS students on recent research awards from the Graduate and Professional Student Council:  Vishwas Gowda, Antonio Gomez, Robert Orpet and Kara Welch!

Min Zhang

 

Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Xianchun Li

Kara Welch

 

Program: Ph.D.
Minor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

Advisor: Yves Carriere

Jason Schaller

 

Program: M.S.

Advisor: Wendy Moore

Research & Interests:

Honors and Awards:

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. 2010, University of Arizona

Pedro Rodrigues

 

Program: Ph.D.
Minor: Microbiology

Advisor: Diana Wheeler

Robert Orpet

 

Program: M.S.

Advisor: Yves Carriere

Javier Miguelena Bada

 

Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Paul Baker

Chan Lin

 

Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Nicholas Strausfeld

Christine Goforth

 

Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Bob Smith

P. Coleman Eskridge

 

Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Lisa Nagy

Nhi Duong

 

Program: Ph.D.
Minor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Advisor: Goggy Davidowitz

Daniel Charbonneau

 

Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Anna Dornhaus

Research & Interests:

I am broadly interested in studying emergent behavior in social insects with a special focus on complex systems and interactive networks.

Bodil Cass

 

Program: Ph.D.

Advisor: Molly Hunter

Andrew Brennan

 

Program: M.S.

Advisor: Xianchun Li

Research & Interests:
Honors & Awards:

Undergraduate Degree:
Prior Appointments:

Publications:

Rachael Matull, Program Coordinator Sr.
1548 E. Drachman
PO Box 210476
The University of Arizona
Tucson AZ 85719
Email: rmattull@email.arizona.edu