Ticks coming early, fast and furious in Pa.

Veterinarian Daniel Oliver diagnosed his first case of Lyme disease in a dog this season last Saturday. “The dog had a mild to moderate fever, was achy and sore and was not eating. He was not acting himself,” said Oliver, who is part of a six-doctor team at Greencastle Veterinary Hospital. “Our in-house test for exposure to Lyme disease was positive.

Former Student in the news

It is our great pleasure to tell you that the Fisher Prize Committee of the SSE has selected Megan Greischar as this year's Fisher Prize winner for her paper, "Predicting optimal transmission investment in malaria parasites.”

Penn State researchers receive NIH funding to explore malaria transmission in Southeast Asia

Researchers at Penn State have received more than $1 million in first-year funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate malaria transmission in Southeast Asia with a goal of working toward the disease's elimination in the region. They will receive up to approximately $9 million over seven years for this project.

Waking From Hibernation, the Hard Work of Spring Begins

For animals that hibernate, making it to spring is no small feat. Torpor — the state of reduced bodily activity that occurs during hibernation — is not restful. By the time they emerge, hibernating animals are often sleep-deprived: Most expend huge bursts of energy to arouse themselves occasionally in the winter so their body temperatures don’t dip too low. This back-and-forth is exhausting, and hibernators do it with little to no food and water. By winter’s end, some have shed more than half their body weight.

The Morning Mixtape: Pollinators & Pesticides

Entomologists Dr. Christina Grozinger and Dr. John Tooker are tonight’s speakers at Science On Tap, sponsored by the PSU Science Policy Society. It takes place at 7 pm at Liberty Craft House. Grozinger and Tooker joined Karly Regan on the Mixtape to talk about saving pollinators and reducing pesticide use.

Researchers Take Aim at Insecticide-Resistant Bedbugs

There's a potential new weapon in the fight against the scourge of travelers everywhere -- bedbugs. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Penn State say they have created a fungal "biopesticide" to battle even the strongest bedbugs.

Student Research Spotlight - Brianna Flonc

This is the 5th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

Student Research Spotlight - Brandon Gominho

This is the 4th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

News from the Eastern Branch ESA Meeting

Our students had great success at the Eastern Branch Entomological Society of America meeting in Rhode Island.

Student Research Spotlight - Emily Sandall

This is the 3rd of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

Student Research Spotlight - Ryan Reynolds

This is the 2nd of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

Bug Camp for Kids 2017 - Registration is now open!

Bug Camp for Kids is an educational day camp for eight- to eleven-year-olds. Taught by faculty, staff, and graduate students from the Department of Entomology, the camp offers opportunities for students to observe and collect insects and participate in laboratory exercises to learn a broad range of biological, ecological, and environmental topics.

Student Research Spotlight - Angela Coco

This is the 1st of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

Gary Felton named new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Chemical Ecology

In a Letter from the Editor in the latest issue of the Journal of Chemical Ecology, John Romeo, who has served as Editor-in-Chief for the journal over the past couple of decades, announced that he is stepping down and that Gary Felton of Penn State University will take over in this position beginning with the February issue of the Journal. Romeo stated, “Gary brings breadth, leadership, and experience to the Journal, as well as a commitment to keeping our standards high and continuing to raise our profile in the competitive publishing arena. I am pleased and confident that the Journal is in good hands.”