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Specialization List...
Chair: Richard Redak Vice Chair: William Walton ISAC Chair: Timothy Paine Graduate Advisor: Erin Wilson-Rankin Graduate Advisor: Thomas Perring
 

AdamsMichael E. Adams

Hormonal regulation of development and innate behaviors; isolation, characterization and physiological actions of arthropod venom toxins

Contact Info
Title: Professor of Entomology, Cell Biology and
Neuroscience
Tel: (951) 827-4746
E-mail: michael.adams@ucr.edu
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AkbariOmar S. Akbari

Developing innovative synthetic biology inspired genetic
control strategies for insects.

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-5368
E-mail: omar.akbari@ucr.edu
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Research Website



AtkinsonPeter Atkinson

Insect genetics and transposable elements

Contact Info
Title: Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-4782
Fax: (951) 827-5517
E-mail: peter.atkinson@ucr.edu
Faculty Website

 

 

borisBoris Bär

Interested in the study of evolutionary processes such as immune and stress response as well as sexual conflicts on the molecular/protein scale.

Contact Info
Title: Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-5833
E-mail: boris.bar@ucr.edu
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Alan Brelsfordcontacts

Population genomics of non-model organisms including amphibians, birds, and insects

Contact Info
Title:Assistant Professor and Cooperating Faculty Memeber
Tel: (951) 827-5632
E-mail: alan.brelsford@ucr.edu
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CardeRing Cardé

Odor-mediated behaviors of insects

Contact Info
Title: Distinguished Professor of Entomology and A.M. Boyce Endowed Chair
Tel: (951) 827-4492
E-mail: ring.carde@ucr.edu
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CardulloRichard Cardullo

Biophysics and physiology of fertilization, focusing on molecular interactions between sperm and egg.

Contact Info
Title:Professor and Cooperating Faculty Member
Tel: (951) 827-6457
E-mail: richard.cardullo@ucr.edu
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ChoeDong-Hwan Choe

Urban and Structural Entomology

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor
Tel: (951) 827-5717
Email: donghwan.choe@ucr.edu
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Research Website

 


DaughertyMatthew Daugherty

Population biology, pest and disease management, quantitative ecology

Contact Info
Title:
Cooperative Extension Specialist
Tel:
(951) 827-2246
E-mail:
matt.daugherty@ucr.edu
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Research Website

 

 

DaughertyPaul De Ley

ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy of nematodes, with particular emphasis on the behavioral, molecular and morphological differences between closely related species

Contact Info
Title:
Associate Professor and Assistant Nematologist and Cooperating Faculty Member
Tel:
(951) 827-2280
E-mail:
paul.deley@ucr.edu
Faculty Website

 


federiciBrian Federici

Genetics of insect pathogens; insect pathology and the development of novel microbial insecticides

Contact Info
Title:
Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Division
Tel:
(951) 827-5006
E-mail:
brian.federici@ucr.edu
Faculty Website

 



GerryAlec Gerry

Biology, ecology, and management of pest and vector
insects associated with animals
 

Contact Info
Title:
Cooperative Extension Specialist and Professor of Entomology
Tel:
(951) 827-7054
E-mail:
alec.gerry@ucr.edu
Faculty Website 

 

 

Grafton-CardwellElizabeth Grafton-Cardwell

Integrated pest management (IPM) methods to manage arthropod pests of citrus

Contact Info
Title: Cooperative Extension Specialist
Tel:
(559) 646-6591
E-mail:
eegraftoncardwell@ucanr.edu
Faculty Website
Research Website 

 

  

HeratyJohn M. Heraty

Morphological and molecular systematics of parasitic wasps in the Chalcidoidea

Contact Info
Title:
Professor of Entomology
Tel:
(951) 827-6351
E-mail:
john.heraty@ucr.edu
Faculty Website
Research Website

 

 

HoddleMark Hoddle

Biological control, plant and medical vector population genetics

Contact Info
Title: Extension Specialist
Tel: (951) 827-4714
E-mail: mark.hoddle@ucr.edu
Faculty Website
Research Website
Center for Invasive Species Website 

 

MauckKerry Mauck

Insect vector behavior, plant-pathogen interactions, chemical ecology, integrated disease management.

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Professor of Vector Biology
Tel: (951) 827-5444
E-mail: kerry.mauck@ucr.edu
Faculty Website

 

 

  

McFrederickQuinn McFrederick

Insect conservation (mostly wild bee pollinators) through the study of symbioses.

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-5817
E-mail: quinn.mcfrederick@ucr.edu
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Research Website  

 

 

MillarJocelyn Millar

Chemical ecology and other modes of communication in insects; applications of chemical ecology to integrated pest management

Contact Info
Title: Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-5821
E-mail: jocelyn.millar@ucr.edu
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Research Website

   

MullensBradley Mullens

Integrated management of arthropod pests of animals, animal-ectoparasite interactions, epidemiology of vector-borne diseases

Contact Info
Title: Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-5800
E-mail: bradley.mullens@ucr.edu
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Paul NabityPaul Nabity

Plant-insect ecology, evolution, and comparative genomics

Contact Info
Title:
Assistant Professor of Plant-Insect Ecology and Cooperative Faculty Member
E-mail: paul.nabity@ucr.edu
Research Website

 

 

PaineTimothy Paine

Integrated management of insects affecting woody ornamental landscape plants, nurserystock, and urban or recreational forests; impact of environmental stress on herbivores; insect - plant - microorganism interactions; chemical ecology; biological control

Contact Info
Title:  Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-5835
E-mail: timothy.paine@ucr.edu
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PerringThomas Perring

Plant vector-pathogen epidemiology; arthropod vectors of plant pathogens; biology, ecology, and control of agriculturally-important mites; integrated pest management

Contact Info
Title: Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-4562
E-mail: thomas.perring@ucr.edu
Faculty Website

 

 

ponisioLauren Ponisio

Studies the mechanisms operating in complex systems, specifically plant-pollinator communities, that underlie diversity maintenance

Contact Info
Title: AssistantProfessor of Network Ecology
Tel: (951) 827-5857
E-mail: lauren.ponisio@ucr.edu
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Research Website

 

 

PurcellJessica Purcell

I seek the proximate and ultimate drivers of social organization in arthropods.

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-7258
E-mail: jessica.purcell@ucr.edu
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Research Website

 

 

Nicole Raffertycontacts

Plant-pollinator interactions, climate change, phenology

Contact Info 
Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
and Cooperating Faculty Member
Tel: (951) 827-3800
E-mail: nicole.rafferty@ucr.edu
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Research Website

 

RaikhelAlexander Raikhel

Molecular genetics of arthropod vectors of human diseases; reproduction and immunity in mosquitoes

Contact Info
Title: Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-2129
E-mail: alexander.raikhel@ucr.edu
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Research Website

 

 

RedakRichard Redak

Plant-insect interactions, conservation biology, community ecology, pest management of commercial floricultural and ornamental plants

Contact Info
Title: Professor of Entomology and Department Chair
Tel: (951) 827-7250
E-mail: richard.redak@ucr.edu
Faculty Website

 

 

RustMichael Rust

Urban entomology - pest management of insects associated with human structures

Contact Info
Title: Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Division
Tel: (951) 827-5327
E-mail: michael.rust@ucr.edu
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Research Website 



StouthamerRichard Stouthamer

Insect-symbiont interactions, biological control, population genetics and invasive species

Contact Info
Title: Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-2422
E-mail: richard.stouthamer@ucr.edu
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TrumbleJohn Trumble

Integrated pest management for vegetable crops, effects of pollution and climate change on plant-herbivore interactions

Contact Info
Title: Distinguished Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-5624
E-mail: john.trumble@ucr.edu
Faculty Website
Research Website 

 

 

WaltonWilliam Walton

Aquatic entomology, ecology and control of mosquitoes, conservation biology, evolution of resistance

Contact Info
Title:
Professor of Entomology and Vice Chair
Tel:
(951) 827-3919
E-mail:
william.walton@ucr.edu
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Research Website  

 

 

WeirauchChristiane Weirauch

 Morphological and molecular systematics of Heteroptera with an emphasis on assassin bugs (Reduviidae) and plant bugs (Miridae), evolutionary biology, biological control

Contact Info

Title:
Professor of Entomology
Tel:(951) 827-5707
E-mail:
christiane.weirauch@ucr.edu
Faculty Website
Research Website 

 

Houston Wilsonwilson

Agricultural entomology, biological control and integrated pest management (IPM) in tree crops

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist
Tel: (559) 646-6519
E-mail: houston.wilson@ucr.edu
Faculty Website

 

 

 

Erin Wilson-RankinWhite

Invasive species, food webs and trophic dynamics, community ecology

Contact Info
Title:
 Assistant Professor of Entomology
Tel:(951) 827-5735
E-mail: 
erin.rankin@ucr.edu 
Faculty Website
Research Website  

 

 

HWoodardS. Hollis Woodard

Ecology, evolution, and conservation of native bees, with a focus on bee nutritional ecology and feeding biology

Contact Info
Title:
 Assistant Professor of Entomology
Tel: (951) 827-5761
E-mail:
hollis.woodard@ucr.edu
Faculty Website
Research Website

 

 

YamanakaNaoki Yamanaka

Neuroendocrine control of insect developmental transitions

Contact Info
Title:
 Assistant Professor of Entomology
Tel: 951-827-5253
E-mail:
naoki.yamanaka@ucr.edu
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Research Website

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Dept of Entomology Information

417 Entomology Bldg.

Fax: (951) 827-3086
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