Erika’s review is published

Hooray! Erika’s first chapter has been published in Pest Management Science! And she was assisted by Casey McIlhenny, former UVM women’s soccer team goalie!

Cross-protection interactions in insect pests: Implications for pest management in a changing climate

E. M. Bueno, C. L. McIlhenny, and Y. H. Chen

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Congratulations to Patrick!

Food Systems MS student Patrick Shafer just published his article on the possible role of Entomoculture for building more circular food systems.

Farm to Institution to Farm: Circular Food Systems with Native Entomoculture

by Patrick Joseph Shafer, Travis Reynolds, Yolanda H. Chen, Eric JB von Wettberg, published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, section Nutrition and Sustainable Diets.

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New grant to study the epigenetics of insecticide resistance!

We are excited to receive new funding from USDA AFRI Foundational grant from the Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems program ($683,490). We will be studying the role of epigenetics in the evolution of insecticide resistance in the Colorado potato beetle, a major pest of potatoes, with Dr. Sean Schoville (UW), Dr. Stephanie McKay (Animal Science), and Dr. Russ Groves (UW).

We will be looking to bring in a Ph. D. student for the fall 2023!

USDA announcement

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Epigenetics of insecticide resistance

Kristian just published an article showing how sublethal exposure to the insecticide imidacloprid can have intergenerational effects on CpG methylation. Published in Evolutionary Applications.

Thank you to Josh Brown for the press release from UVM communications.

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Erika wins the HHMI Gilliam Fellowship!

We are very excited that IAEL Ph. D. student won the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship!

The Gilliam fellowship provides a three year fellowship award to Erika, funds for her professional development, tuition and fees, and $4k to me to promote “underrepresented student groups in the life sciences at the graduate level”.

Here is a nice article about Erika written by CALS communications officer Rachel Leslie.

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