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NEWLY FUNDED GRANT PROJECTS

Daniel Swale received funding from the USDA-ARS and is collaborating with researchers at the USDA in Kerrville, TX to investigate the role of ion channels in arthropod salivary gland function. His lab also received a Grand Challenges – Explorations grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate novel attract and kill strategies for control of mosquito vectors of the malaria parasite.

Lane Foil and Claudia Husseneder recently received a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative grant to study horse fly (Tabanus nigrovittatus) populations and their food web dynamics as Indicators of the effects of environmental stress on coastal marsh health.

Gene Reagan, an Austin C. Thompson Distinguished Professor, recently received a USDA-NIFA grant to study aphid management systems in sugarcane and sorghum.  This project involves collaborations with other states, including researchers from Clemson University.

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Check out the Spring 2016 Seminar schedule

Recent photo from National Geographic by Anand Varma. Source: Frank Rinkevich, Postdoctoral researcher at LSU, Department of Entomology

If you are traveling to the Entomological Society of America and ICE meeting in Orlando, please consider applying for the ICE travel grant

Department of Entomology

404 Life Sciences Building

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA  70803

PHONE: 225-578-1634, FAX: 225-578-2257