The mission of the Department of Entomology is to conduct research and education in the science of entomology, emphasizing the systematics, biodiversity, biology, ecology, and importance of insects and their relatives in relation to human welfare, and the maintenance of a healthy environment.
MPR interview with Dr. Vera Krischik and Cody Prouty
Dr. Vera Krischik and researcher Cody Prouty interviewed with MPR talking about their research on monarchs and pesticides.
Bill Hutchison and Sally Nelson, New Article in Good Fruit Grower
Hutchison and Nelson study hail-netting as an insect exclusion tactic in apple orchards in Minnesota
Uli Munderloh, Co-Author in Science Publication: Dome1–JAK–STAT signaling between parasite and host integrates vector immunity and development
In this study, the authors explore the identity and characteristics of the tick receptor for IFN-γ to uncover the mechanisms and biological significance of a cross-species cell signaling cascade that extends from mammals to their ectoparasites.