Members in the News

In Memoriam: Richard H. Shukle

In memory of our friend and colleague Dr. Richard H. Shukle,
May 11, 1946 to December 29, 2015.

By Brandon Schemerhorn

Veterinary Entomologists Gather in San Antonio

Veterinary entomologists (and members of the ESA MUVE section) gathered in San Antonio, TX during January 2016 to participate in the S-1060 USDA Multi-state Project "Fly management in animal agriculture systems and impacts on animal health and food safety."

This annual workshop aids in the focus of research efforts and provides an opportunity for the development of collaborative efforts in research and extension among veterinary entomologists across the United States.

ESA and RES Leaders Meet in Dublin

In September 2015, an ESA delegation met with members of the Royal Entomological Society to discuss the 2016 International Congress of Entomology and the Grand Challenge Agenda for Entomology. Members of both organizations are shown in the photo above.

Geden and Ahrens Win Veterinary Entomology Awards

Chris Geden was conferred the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Entomology, and Elmer Ahrens, BCE received the Industry Appreciation Award, both presented by the Livestock Insect Workers Conference.

Joe Louis Receives Young Investigator Award

Joe Louis, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, received the American Society of Plant Biologist's Eric E. Conn Young Investigator Award for his significant contributions to the field of plant–insect interactions, as well as for his demonstrated excellence in outreach, public service, mentoring and teaching.

Bill Kolbe Celebrates 40 Years in Urban Entomology

William A. Kolbe, BCE, technical director for Viking Termite and Pest Control, just celebrated his 40th year in the urban-entomology/structural-pest-control industry.  

Kaufman and Donahue Receive Awards

At the 58th Annual Livestock Insect Workers Conference in San Diego, CA, June 22-25, two awards were presented to longtime ESA members in recognition of their contributions to livestock entomology.

Dr. Phil Kaufman of the University of Florida received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Entomology, sponsored by Bayer Animal Health.

Dr. Bill Donahue of Sierra Research Laboratories, Modesto, CA, was presented the Industry Appreciation Award, recognizing his support of veterinary entomology.

Sangmi Lee and Todd Gilligan Join Wedge Board

Dr. Ronald W. Hodges, President of the Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, announced today the addition of two new members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Dr. Sangmi Lee and Dr. Todd Gilligan both accepted appointments to the board.

Sangmi received her Ph.D. under Dr. Richard L. Brown at Mississippi State University with her dissertation entitled “Systematics of Holarctic genera of Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).” Sangmi has specialized on Gelechiidae for the past 15 years,

Walter Leal's Findings with Nobel Laureate Kurt Wuthrich

Walter Leal (UC Davis), co-chair of the 2016 International Congress of Entomology, teamed with Nobel laureate Kurt Wüthrich (Scripps Institute and ETH Zurich, Switzerland) to unravel how a carrier protein enables male moths to remotely recognize females of the same species.

Moth damage to U.S. agriculture alone exceeds $1 billion annually, thus the critical need for environmentally safe methods to control moth populations.

James Dunford Receives Global Health Honor Award

Lt. James Dunford, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Detachment, was recently recognized by CDC for his efforts developing an instructional video to track insecticide resistance as well as leading federal interagency projects related to controlling disease transmitting insects.

He received the 2012 Excellence in Partnering award from the CDC, Center for Global Health.