Sandra Allan

Incoming P-IE Representative to the Journal of Medical Entomology Editorial Board

Sandra Allan is a Research Entomologist with ARS/USDA at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville FL and has been there since 2001. Her research program was on behavior and control of mosquitoes and ticks and is more recently on visual and chemical ecology relating to surveillance and management of crop pests such as the Asian citrus psyllid, thrips and corn silk flies. She earned a BSc in Zoology and MSc in Environmental Biology (Entomology) from the University of Guelph, Ontario.  She obtained a PhD (entomology) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA (visual ecology), then was a post-doc at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (chemical ecology).  At Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA, she studied tick pheromones before becoming a research associate at Cornell University working on Lyme disease and vector control.  At the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida she conducted research on tick pheromones and novel control strategies before joining USDA.  She is courtesy faculty at University of Florida. She served on the Executive Committee for the Acarological Society of America (3 yr) and as secretary for the NE-1043 multistate regional project (2 yr). For ESA, she has served as a chair or member of committees on Exhibits, Education and Youth, the program and Awards for Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology. Also she served as secretary, vice-chair, chair and Executive Committee of Section D.  She has been a co-editor (4 yr) and on the editorial board (3 yr) for the Journal of Economic Entomology.

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