EIS Faculty Directory

Kirk Anderson

Lead Scientist, Molecular/Microbial Ecologist ________________________________________________________________ Research: Social insect ecology and honey bee microbial ecology

Judith Becerra

Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP ________________________________________________________________ Research: Plant-insect interactions and chemical ecology

Michael Bogan

Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Freshwater and riparian ecology, disturbance ecology, aquatic invertebrates

Judith Bronstein

University Distinguished Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Evolution and ecology of mutualisms

Heidi Brown

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department ________________________________________________________________ Research: West Nile virus, dengue, canine heartworm, valley fever, spatial epidemiology, and climate change.

Yves Carriere

Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Insect ecology, resistance to transgenic crops, host-selection behaviors, diapause

Andrew Comrie

Director, School of Geography, Development & Environment ________________________________________________________________ Research: Geographic aspects of atmospheric environmental issues

Vanessa Corby-Harris

Research Physiologist ________________________________________________________________ Research: Honey bee nutrition and physiology

Goggy Davidowitz

Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Ecological physiology

Anna Dornhaus

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Social insects, ants/honey bees

Peter Ellsworth

Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Insect-crop interactions and applied insect ecology

Kacey Ernst

Professor & Program Director, Epidemiology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Epidemiology of infectious diseases

Wulfila Gronenberg

Professor, Neuroscience ________________________________________________________________ Research: Movement control, muscle biomechanics, neuroethology

Charles Higgins

Associate Professor, Neuroscience ________________________________________________________________ Research: Computational neuroscience and neuromorphic engineering

Dr. Martha (Molly) Hunter

Chair, GIDP in Entomology & Insect Science Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: The influence of microbial symbionts on herbivores, parasitoids, and herbivore-parasitoid interactions

Xianchun Li

Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Molecular ecology /evolution, chemical ecology, functional genomics, gene regulation, signal transduction

Luciano Matzkin

Associate Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Our lab investigates how the ecology of a species shapes patterns of variation (from genes to genomes), how populations adapt to environmental shifts and the implication of ecological adaptation in the process of speciation.

Wendy Moore

Associate Professor, Insect Systematics Curator, University of Arizona Insect Collection ________________________________________________________________ Research: Insect systematics, evolutionary biology

Lisa Nagy

Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Development and evolution of pattern formation in arthropods

Alan Nighorn

University Distinguished Professor, Neuroscience ________________________________________________________________ Research: Olfaction and neuronal architecture in the insect brain

John Palumbo

Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Insect pest management and insect-crop interactions

Daniel Papaj

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Learning and cognition in bees, tephritid fruit flies, butterflies; plant-insect interactions

Dr. Michael Riehle

Interim Chair, GIDP in Entomology & Insect Science Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Regulation of mosquito reproduction and longevity by insulin signaling

Todd Schlenke

Associate Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Evolutionary biology and genetics, host-parasite interactions, from the population level down to the molecular level.

Nicholas Strausfeld

Regents Professor, Neuroscience ________________________________________________________________ Research: Function organization of arthropod central nervous systems, learning and memory

Bruce Tabashnik

Regents' Professor & Department Head, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Evolution and management of insect resistance to transgenic plants

Kathleen Walker

Associate Professor, Entomology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Ecology of mosquito vectors of human diseases, particularly Aedes aegypti, one of the main vectors of dengue fever around the world.

J. Bruce Walsh

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology ________________________________________________________________ Research: Interface between genetics and evolution, especially evolution of genome structure and analysis of complex characters, biodiversity of SE Arizona Lepidoptera

Konrad Zinsmaier

Professor and Interim Department Head, Neuroscience ________________________________________________________________ Research: Molecular mechanisms of excitation-dependent neurotransmitter exocytosis at nerve terminals