Faculty and Research

Our strength in Chemical Ecology is exceptional for any program in the United States. During the past few years we have hired Jim Tumlinson, Tom Baker, Mark Mescher, John Tooker, and Christina Grozinger to our existing team of chemical ecologists.

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.

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.