Bugged - Summer 2017


August 16, 2017

We have plenty to be excited about within the MSU Department of Entomology. Our faculty continue to secure significant grants in a variety of fields despite the growing competition for shrinking research funds. Along with earning grants, faculty and their students are winning recognition through awards and honors for the quality of research, extension and teaching produced.

Learn more in the Summer 2017 issue of Bugged about:

  • New grants supporting diverse research and extension topics from protecting pollinators to addressing malaria and more help for cherry growers with spotted wing Drosophila.
  • Dave Smitley and Rufus Isaacs receiving awards from the North Central Branch Entomological Society of America.
  • Doug Landis being named a Distinguished Professor by MSU.
  • Karim Maredia establishing an endowment through the WorldTAP program that supports students in international collaborations.
  • Students and donors honored at our annual awards ceremony including our 2017 Distinguished Alumnus, Jay McPherson.
  • Interviews with students Margie Lund and Anne Johnson, where Johnson commenting on the study of entomology says, “…You are almost certain to find something you can be very passionate about and is the perfect fit for you.”
  • On a more sobering note, loss from the deaths of Suzanne Thiem, Tom Ellis and Oscar Taboada.


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