Mar 18, 2016
Compiled by Dr. Pete Piermarini, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University
Visit the OSU Zika website for recent updates.
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.
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!
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.
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
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)
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)
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
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
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)
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.