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Disease Biology and Ecology

We have a very strong research group in Disease Biology and Ecology with research teams focusing on infectious diseases, malaria, insect pathology and insect immunity. We recently hired Andrew Read and Matt Thomas to strengthen this core of excellent scientists.
  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-2982

Sustainable and organic agriculture; Biological soil quality and sustainability; entomopathogenic nematode biology and ecology

  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology
  • J. Lloyd & Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair of Epidemiology


814-863-2983

Population ecology and population dynamics with particular emphasis on mathematical and computational aspects

  • Professor


814-863-7663

Molecular parasitology; medical entomology; host-parasite interactions

  • Professor of Entomology


814-863-6369

Insect-plant-entomopathogen interactions of the gypsy moth

  • Evan Pugh Professor of Biology & Entomology,
  • Eberly College of Science Distinguished Senior Scholar


814-867-2396

Ecology and evolutionary genetics of infectious disease (Center For Infectious Disease Dynamics)

  • Professor and Huck Scholar in Ecological Entomology


814-865-2480

Ecology and evolution of host-pathogen interactions; invasive species; agrobiodiversity and natural pest control; biological control