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Faculty and Research

Our strength in Chemical Ecology is exceptional for any program in the United States. During the past two years we have hired Jared Ali, Etya Amsalem, and Tanya Renner to our existing team of chemical ecologists.

We have an exceptional research group in Disease Biology and Ecology with research teams focusing on infectious diseases, vector borne diseases, insect pathology, insect immunity, and symbiosis. We recently hired Erika Machtinger and Elizabeth McGraw to strengthen this core of excellent scientists.

Our Ecological Applications group is excellent with research spanning the theoretical to the applied. What is particularly noteworthy about this core of faculty is their extensive use of modeling to forecast pests and diseases in space and time.

The Center for Pollinator Research at Pennsylvania State University is committed to developing and implementing integrative, multidisciplinary approaches to improving pollinator health, conservation, and management for ecosystems services through research, education, outreach and policy.