News

  1. Zika Virus: Overview and Outlook

    Mar 18, 2016

    Zika Virus

    Compiled by Dr. Pete Piermarini, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University

    Visit the OSU Zika website for recent updates.

  2. Concerns Over Chagas Disease and Kissing Bugs in Ohio Unwarranted

    Dec 11, 2015

    The risk of contracting this disease in Ohio is extremely low. Chagas disease is a chronic illness caused by a protozoan parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) that is similar to the one that causes African sleeping sickness.  In brief, when an infected kissing bug feeds on a human host, the parasite can be transmitted to humans.  Chagas disease is an important illness throughout Central and South America. Read 12/22/15 story here.

  3. Ashley Yates receives ESA graduate student award

    Sep 5, 2018

    Ashley Yates is this year’s awardee for the ESA P-IE Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award!  Ashley is in the Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program and advised by Andy Michel and co-advised by Josh Blakeslee (HCS). She is studying the molecular interactions between the soybean aphid and aphid-resistant soybean. Congratulations, Ashley!

  4. Megan Meuti attends CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing workshop

    Aug 30, 2018

    Megan Meuti attended a workshop sponsored by the Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network in Rockville, Maryland from July 22-27th. While there she learned how to use transposons and CRISPR/Cas9 to create transgenic insects and received hands-on training in preparing and injecting freshly laid insect embryos.

  5. 2018 Student Award Winners

    Aug 17, 2018

    Congratulations to this year’s graduate student award winners.  These students, as well as the winners of the spring DeLong competition, were recognized at a department awards ceremony this summer.

    2018 Susan W. Fisher Teaching Award                     James Radl

    2018 David J. Horn Service Award                            Yvan Delgado de la Flor

    2018 Lowell R. “Skip” Nault Research Award            Ashley Yates

    2018 James E. Tew Extension Award                       Susan Ndiaye

  6. Department Student Win Awards

    Jun 22, 2017

    Help us congratulate our award winners from the 2017 Entomological Society of America meeting!

    Graduate Student Scholarship: 

    Katie Todd (The Ohio State University)

    John Henry Comstock Award:


    Kayla Perry (The Ohio State University)

    Linnaean Games:
    1st Place, The Ohio State University (team members - James Radl, Robin Bautista-Jimenez, Emily Justus, Adrian Pekarcik; Alternates - Zach Griebenow, Alex Tyrpak; Coach – Joe Raczkowski)

  7. Bees in Your Backyard: Olivia Carril Coming to Ohio in August!

    Jun 16, 2017

    Author and biologist Olivia Carril will travel to Ohio in August to teach four daylong native bee workshops. Each workshop includes hands-on bee identification using microscopes as well as field experiences with plant and bee experts.

    Wednesday, August 2: University of Mount Union in Alliance

    Thursday, August 3: Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware

  8. Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers, 2017 PDF

    Nov 18, 2016

    Our new 2017 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide is now available for download.
     

    The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is a collaboration of land-grant universities from seven states. It provides vegetable production information that is valid in the participating states for the current year. This includes fertility, variety, cultural, and pest management recommendations
     

  9. Entomology graduate students win awards at the International Congress of Entomology

    Oct 3, 2016

    We wanted to share the exciting news of our students, who competed and won awards for presentations of their research:

    Molly Dietrich Mabin: second place (advisors Celeste Welty & Mary Gardiner)  Kayla Perry: first place (advisor Dan Herms) Katherine Todd: second place (advisor Mary Gardiner) Drew Spacht: first place (advisor Dave Denlinger) Liu Yang: first place (advisor Pete Piermarini) Erin O’Brien: first place (advisor Dan Herms) Huayan Chen: first place (advisor Norm Johnson) 

    In addition, winners of the Triplehorn Challenge (a timed tournament of curatorial pinning skills):

    1st place Alice Vossbrinck (Masters in Plant Health Management student from Entomology) 2nd place Andrea Kautz (MS graduate in Entomology)
  10. A New Way to Fight Zika, Other Mosquito Diseases

    Jul 11, 2016

    Peter Piermarini believes there’s a new, biological way to combat the mosquitoes that transmit Zika, dengue, malaria and other dreaded diseases: Make them unable to pee. It’s no potty joke.

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