Faculty

Name Areas of Interest Email
David Andow
Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Ecology of natural enemy food webs using molecular techniques; ecological risk assessment for invasive species and genetically engineered organisms; insect resistance management; science policy

dandow@umn.edu
Brian Aukema
Professor

Forest entomology including invasive species and climate change; ecological statistics

BrianAukema@umn.edu
Dan Cariveau
Associate Professor

Conservation and restoration of native, wild bee communities, pollinator services

dcarivea@umn.edu
Ann Fallon
Distinguished McKnight University Professor

Mosquito physiology, molecular biology and biochemistry, mosquito cell culture, Wolbachia

    fallo002@umn.edu
    Leonard Ferrington
    Professor, (recently deceased)

    taxonomic, systematics, and ecological research on aquatic flies (Diptera: Chironomidae)

    ferri016@umn.edu
    George Heimpel
    Distinguished McKnight University Professor

    Parasitoid biology, biological control, conservation, Galapagos

    heimp001@umn.edu
    Ralph Holzenthal
    Professor

    Taxonomy, evolution, and natural history of caddisflies (Trichoptera), especially the fauna of Central and South America; museum curation; scientific illustration.

    holze001@umn.edu
    Bill Hutchison
    Professor & Extension, Entomologist, Fellow, ESA

    Sustainable IPM, fruit & vegetable crops, areawide pest suppression, Bt resistance management

    hutch002@umn.edu
    Stephen Kells
    Professor

    IPM in residential, commercial, and industrial structures for improved control of pests such as bed bugs, cockroachs, rodents, and stored product pests

    kells002@umn.edu
    Robert Koch
    Associate Professor, Extension Entomologist

    Integrated pest management, crops pests, remote sensing, insecticde resistance, host plant resistance, biological control, sampling

    koch0125@umn.edu
    Vera Krischik
    Associate Professor

    Conservation biocontrol, insecticide toxicity, pesticide use and safety, IPM programs for pests in landscapes and greenhouses

    krisc001@umn.edu
    Tim Kurtti
    Professor

    Tick microbiology, arthropod cell culture, Rickettsia 

     

    kurtt001@umn.edu
    Amelia Lindsey
    Assistant Professor

    Insect functional genomics, host-microbe interactions and symbiosis, Wolbachia, Drosophila, parasitoids

    alindsey@umn.edu
    Ian MacRae
    Professor and Extension Entomologist

    Integrated pest management, spatial & temporal distribution and population dynamics of insects, remote sensing, spatial aspects of pesticide resistance.

    imacrae@umn.edu
    Karen Mesce
    Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

    Neurobiology of arthropods and annelids, dopamine neuromodulation, electrophysiology, optical imaging

    mesce001@umn.edu
    Ulrike Munderloh
    Professor

    Genomics and genetics of obligate intracellular tick-borne disease agents.
    Cellular and molecular interactions between tick-borne pathogens, ticks and vertebrates.

    munde001@umn.edu
    Ken Ostlie
    Professor and Extension Entomologist

    IPM Research/Extension in field crops, including Corn Rootworm biology and management; addressing the "insurance approach" to pest management, Bt corn, seed treatments

    ostli001@umn.edu
    Matt Petersen
    Teaching Assistant Professor

    Pedagogy and curriculum development, insect systematics and biogeography, sustainable insect systems

    pet03207@umn.edu
    Sujaya Rao
    Professor and Department Head

    Sustainable IPM in cropping systems, behavior and ecology of native bees in agricultural and natural landscapes, entomophagy

    sujaya@umn.edu
    Marla Spivak
    Distinguished McKnight Professor

    Honey bee social immunity, behavior, breeding

    spiva001@umn.edu

    Additional Graduate Faculty

    Name Email
    Matt Aliota
    Assistant Professor (Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences)
    mtaliota@umn.edu
    Elizabeth Borer
    Professor (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior)
    borer@umn.edu
    Declan Schroeder
    Associate Professor (Veterinary Population Medicine)
    dcschroe@umn.edu
    Emilie Snell Rood
    Associate Professor (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior)
    emilies@umn.edu
    Rob Venette
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Director, Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plant & Pest Center , Research Biologist
    venet001@umn.edu
    Marlene Zuk
    Regents Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
    mzuk@umn.edu

    Emeritus Faculty

    Name Email
    Mark Ascerno
    Professor Emeritus
    mascerno@umn.edu
    Roger Moon
    Professor Emeritus
    rdmoon@umn.edu
    Edward Radcliffe
    Professor Emeritus
    David Ragsdale
    Professor Emeritus, Head, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

    Affiliated with Entomology

    Name Email
    Mark Asplen
    Associate Professor, Department Chair (Department of Natural Sciences, Metropolitan State University)
    mark.asplen@metrostate.edu
    Roger Blahnik
    Research Affiliate, Insect Collection
    John Luhman
    Adjunct Assistant Professor (retired)
    luhma001@umn.edu
    Karen Oberhauser
    Professor, Director of The UW Arboretum, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    koberhauser@wisc.edu
    Susan Palchick
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Director, Hennepin County Public Health
    palch002@umn.edu