Department of Entomology

Insect species outnumber all other life forms combined.  We truly live on a planet of insects! 

The Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University is the only university department in Ohio focused on the study of insects. We use insects as model systems to further fundamental understanding of molecular biology, physiology, genetics, ecology, and evolution. We provide instruction at the undergraduate (major and minor) and graduate levels (M.S. and Ph.D). Our extension and outreach programs provide non-biased, research-based information to stakeholders to help protect crops, natural resources, structures, and human and animal health. 

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Check out these two essays authored by graduate students Andrea Kautz and Katie Todd, published on the Entomology Today website describing the accomplishments of Anna Botsford Comstock and Edith Patch. Congratulations, Andrea and Katie!!...
Dan and Cathy Herms
Dan Herms is a professor and the chair of the Department of Entomology and Cathy Herms is a research associate in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University. They are also husband and wife. In this segment, we get...
The Department of Entomology is seeking candidates for two tenure track faculty positions. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Horticultural Food Crops IPM Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio Tenure track,...

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