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Margie Lund

Featured Entomology graduate student Margie Lund

Published on August 17, 2017

Read how Margie Lund found her interest in entomology through a summer job in the Isaacs lab, and her thoughts on the importance of studying entomology.

Cover of Bugged issue

See news and honors in Entomology Department’s Summer 2017 issue of Bugged

Published on August 16, 2017

Read how faculty and their students are winning recognition through awards and honors for the quality of research, extension and teaching produced.

Huang and team are closer to genetic solutions for Varroa mites decimating bees

Published on August 15, 2017

Michigan State University entomologist Zachary Huang was part of a team of MSU scientists that found genes in Varroa mites that could potentially be exploited to reduce or eliminate the pest.

Associate Professor Suzanne Thiem succumbs to cancer

Published on August 9, 2017

The MSU Department of Entomology regretfully shares that one of its professors, Suzanne M. Thiem, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, after a short bout with cancer.

Brown marmorated stink bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs: Stemming the tide of an invasive pest

Published on July 31, 2017

The brown marmorated stink bug – an invasive pest native to China, Japan, Taiwan and the Korean peninsula – poses major threats to crops and infests homes.

Gordon Guyer at the 2014 dedication of the MSU Entomology conference room in the Natural Science Building.

Kalamazoo County wildlife area renamed to honor former MSU president and entomology professor

Published on July 26, 2017

Former Michigan State University president, Entomology professor and MSU Extension director Gordon Guyer was honored in Kalamazoo County in June for his efforts in conservation, according to MLive.

Anne Johnson

Featured Entomology undergrad student Anne Johnson

Published on July 26, 2017

Anne Johnson shares how she became interested in entomology, her love for ladybugs and MSU, and offers her “go for it!” advice for those thinking about pursing an entomology major.

MSU Entomology adjunct associate professor Therese Poland.

Therese Poland and team publish study on basket-makers’ traditional practices effects on emerald ash borer

Published on July 20, 2017

MSU Entomology adjunct associate professor Therese Poland, who is also a research entomologist with the Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, was the lead author of a study published in the journal “Agricultural and Forest Entomology”.

Medical entomologist Edward “Ned” Walker

Ned Walker and team using forensic science in next fight against malaria

Published on July 17, 2017

A seven-year, $8 million National Institute of Heath sponsored grant will enable medical entomologist Edward “Ned” Walker to continue his work fighting against Malaria in Africa.

Mota-Sanchez contributes to 2017 State of the World’s Plants

Published on July 6, 2017

MSU Entomology’s David Mota-Sanchez was invited to contribute to Kew Science’s second State of the World's Plants report, a cutting-edge view of the status of the world's most valuable and vulnerable plants.

Liquid biofuels from grass and wood can benefit the environment if managed correctly

Published on July 6, 2017

Entomologist Doug Landis is part of a team led by MSU’s Phil Robertson that reports correctly managed, cellulosic biofuels, or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood, which could be an environmentally sustainable source for energy needs.

Jay McPherson with Bill Ravlin

Featured entomology alumni Jay McPherson

Published on June 29, 2017

Jay McPherson is the 2017 recipient of our department’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Doug Landis

Doug Landis named a University Distinguished Professor

Published on June 29, 2017

Doug Landis is one of 10 Michigan State University professors named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community.

Dave Smitley

Dave Smitley interviewed on PolliNation Podcast about nursery industry and efforts to protect pollinators in urban landscapes

Published on June 26, 2017

Michigan State University Entomologist Dave Smitley was recently a guest on the Oregon State University Extension Service podcast “PolliNation”, hosted by Andony Melathopoulos.

MSU pollinator team lands nearly $1 million to improve landscapes for healthy pollinators

Published on June 22, 2017

A team of Michigan State University entomologists will use a nearly $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to expand and enhance habitat for honey bees, wild bees and monarch butterflies.

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