Col. Jamie Blow is our latest featured alumni. Read more about Blow in the Alumni Profiles section.
Duncan Selby is now director of entomology for Aspire Food Group. He writes, “We are the leading company in the drive to create edible protein from insects, namely crickets. We currently employ about 50 people in Austin, Texas, and I now lead a team of four researchers with the goal of maximizing cricket production through research and working with our dozen or so engineers to build automated rearing systems. We also have operations in Ghana. I never thought I would be doing this for a living, but it is very edifying work so far and in many ways is a perfect fit for my skill sets.”
Former MSU Entomology postdoc Jason Gibbs has published a treatise on the bees of Michigan, distilling recent and historical bee collection information. This Zootaxa monograph, written while Gibbs worked with Rufus Isaacs on crop pollination, will be a central resource for people studying wild bees in our state, as it describes 465 species, 38 new state records and one new species. Some taxonomic issues are resolved, and notes are provided on their biology and distribution.
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