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Our Lab in the News
Zach DeVries awarded the International IPM Doctoral Student award of Excellence.
Colin Funaro successfully defended his Dissertation research. Congratulations!
Yang Liu back to China after a year in our lab. See you soon!
Angela Cruise successfully defended her Dissertation research. Congratulations!
Angela Sierras wins a Graduate School Diversity Enhancement Grant Award. Congratulations!
Michael Fisher successfully defended his Dissertation research. Congratulations!
Johanna Elsensohn selected as a member of the 2017-18 Preparing the Professoriate program. Congratulations!
Shiyong Yang arrives from Anhui Normal University (Wuhu, China) for 12 months in our lab. Welcome!
Saveer Ahmed arrives as a new postdoc in chemical ecology.
Yvonne Matos successfully defended her Dissertation research. Congratulations!
At the North Carolina Entomological Society: Zach DeVries won the Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award, Michael Fisher won second place in the poster competition, and undergraduate Lauren Jurczak presented a poster.
Michael Fisher was one of 10 finalists at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition.
Eduardo Hatano wins first place in the Bayer Symposium poster competition.
Aya Yanagawa (Kyoto University, Uji, Japan) wins an OECD award to spend 4 months in our lab investigating grooming in insects.
Zach DeVries won first place, and Colin Funaro and Michael Fisher won second place in their respective sections in the Student Oral Presentation at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology.
Johanna Elsensohn, Jennifer Baltzegar, Sophia Webster and Nicole Gutzman won the overall best Debate at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology.
Michael Fisher was promoted to Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy.
Alex Ko takes position as Regional Technical Manager at McCloud Services.
Angela Cruise (Bucci) accepted a position as Product Developer with Carolina Biological Supply Company.
Alexis Barbarin accepts a position as Public Health Entomologist with the State of NC. Congratulations!
Yang Liu arrives from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Beijing) for 12 months in our lab. Welcome!
Zach DeVries awarded the 2016 Lillian and Alex Feir Graduate Student Travel Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology from the Entomological Socierty of America.
Coby Schal awarded the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology from the Entomological Society of America.
Johanna Elsensohn was awarded a 2-year, $5,000 per year Graduate Student Fellowship from The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS).
Michael Fisher and Angela Sierras were each awarded a $2,000 Scholarship from Pi Chi Omega, the National Pest Control Fraternity.
Zach DeVries awarded a 2016 National Conference on Urban Entomology Scholarship to attend the NCUE meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
Angela Sierras awarded $2,000 Graduate School Diversity Enhancement Grant.
Schal i5k paper in Nature Communications on the bed bug genome:
Angela Sierras awarded $1,500 Scholarship from the North Carolina Pest Management Association.
Jeremy Heath awarded 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship from USDA-NIFA.
Jamora Hamilton awarded IMSD Pre-doctoral Fellowship.
Eduardo Hatano arrived as a new postdoc in chemical ecology.
Madhavi Kakumanu arrives as a new postdoc in microbial ecology.
Johanna Elsensohn was member of the Overall Best Debate Team. Student Debates at Entomological Society of America. Topic: “With the development of tools like RNAi, in the future we may be capable of eradicating species. If we can eradicate a species, should we?” Con position.
Johanna Elsensohn was selected Science Policy Fellow, Entomological Society of America.
Ayako Wada-Katsumata paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on gut bacteria and aggregation pheromones:
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Coby Schal awarded Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, highest faculty award at NCSU.
Coby Schal awarded Recognition Award in Urban Entomology, Entomological Society of America.
Zach DeVries awarded $3,000 John V. Osmun Memorial Scholarship from Pi Chi Omega.
Yvonne Matos awarded $1,500 Scholarship from the North Carolina Pest Management Association.
Zach Devries awarded $2,000 Foundation for Toxicology and Agromedicine Supplementary Scholarship.
Zach DeVries awarded Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology from the Entomological Society of America, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.
Zach DeVries wins 2nd Place President’s Prize for Presentation at the Entomological Society of America National Meeting.
Zach DeVries awarded Kirby L. Hays Memorial Award from the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America,
Zach DeVries wins 3rd Place for Presentation at the North Carolina State University Entomology Graduate Student Symposium.
Zach Devries awarded Monsanto Student Research Award from the Entomological Society of America which includes $7,320.
Zach DeVries awarded Medical, Urban, and Veterinary Entomology Section Student Scholarship ($500) from the Entomological Society of America.
Uzsák paper on social facilitation of reproduction with motor-driven stimuli in Proceedings of the Royal Society B:
Saenz paper on bed bugs in Journal of Medical Entomology:
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Zach DeVries awarded 2013 Monsanto Student Travel Award which includes an $1800 to support travel meetings
Alexis Barbarin awarded National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology
Coby receives Crown Leadership Award from Pest Control Technology Magazine and Syngenta
Ann Carr's research on ticks featured in Perspectives
Ayako Wada-Katsumata glucose taste aversion in cockroaches paper in Science: (see Lab Publications)
    NCSU press release    Science Podcast (start at 10:10 min)    NY Times     Associated Press
    BBC (narrated video)     The Scientist      Pest Control Technology Podcast      News & Observer
    NPR      The Christian Science Monitor      Daily Mail      The Why Files       Science News    TIME 
    Los Angeles Times     Bloomberg News     New Scientist     io9    J Gen Physiol 
Mallis Expert Insights: Q&A with Dr. Coby Schal
Coby profiled in Pest Management Professional magazine
Coby interviewed by Terry & Joe Graedon on NPR's the People's Pharmacy
Ada Uzsák awarded the Kenneth R. Keller Award for Excellence in Doctoral Dissertation Research
Coby comments about insect personality in Pest Control Technology magazine
Ada Uzsák's poster wins at the 8th Annual NCSU Graduate Student Research Symposium
Katalin Böröczky and Ayako Wada-Katsumata paper on insect antennal grooming in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:
    NCSU press release  (blog)
    NPR Science Friday Video Pick of the Week (Audio) (video)     Discovery Channel: Why do animals groom?
    Science Magazine (PDF file)       Today's Science (Science news for students) (PDF file)
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    Neuroscience News      PCT Magazine
Coby profiled in The Scientist Magazine
Ada Uzsák awarded the North Carolina Entomological Society’s Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Award
Logu Ponnusamy awarded Entomological Society of America's Early Career Innovation Award
Ann Carr's paper featured as the "Editor's Choice" in Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Angela Sierras awarded National Institutes of Health Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Fellowship
Coby Schal Distinguished Member, Sigma Xi 125th Anniversary Celebration
Angela Bucci awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Coby comments on Alper Bozkurt's research with Hissing cockroaches
Abstract blog of the NC State Newsroom: Know Your Enemy: Cockroaches
More bed bug coverage: Population genetics
    Pest magazine All things bed bug - the Bed Bug Summit. PDF File Using DNA to track the spread of bed bugs. PDF File
    Infectious Disease News. PDF File
Parcoblatta pheromone paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:
    NCSU press release      Natural History      io9       NPR Science Friday (Spanish)       Earth Times
Coby Schal awarded Silverstein-Simeone Award, International Society for Chemical Ecology
Our paper in BMC Microbiology on antibiotic resistant microbes in cockroaches
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    Rob Dunn's guest blog on American Scientist
Us and our bed bugs in the news: Follow up to ASTMH presentation in Philadelphia (just a few of many)
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Alvaro Romero awarded National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology
Rick Santangelo wins "Award for Excellence" from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Rick Santangelo on WRAL-TV: Bed bugs cause havoc in Triangle: WRAL video
Us and our bed bugs in the news:
    TELEMUNDO (Alvaro Romero)       NPR Peoples’ Pharmacy      WRAL Monica Laliberte
    WRAL NCSU looks to stop bedbugs      Glens Falls Post-Star      PCT
    NY Daily News      WFMY News 2 Greensboro
Warren Booth's 2011 paper on parthenogenesis in Boa constrictors: Biology Letters
    Discover magazine     MSNBC     NCSU Press Release     BBC      Discovery News      New Scientist
CBS News      U.S. News & World Report       WUNC-NPR: The State of Things
QTL for pheromone receptors in Heliothis: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    NCSU Press Release
Elsa Youngsteadt wins NCSU Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Award
Godfrey Nalyanya's Forum Journal of Medical Entomology paper: IPM vs. Conventional Pest Control in NC Schools
Logu Ponnusamy's Aedes Oviposition Stimulants: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Elsa Youngsteadt's Ant-Garden attractants: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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    Spektrum Direkt (German). PDF File
Asian cockroach could aid Texas growers: Annals of the Entomological Society of America paper (PDF)
    Science Daily     USDA
News & Observer letter: Reward for guzzlers
Coby Schal receives Research Friend of Extension Award, North Carolina State University
National Center for Healthy Housing: JACI paper -- Effectiveness of Commercial Pest Control
Astrid Groot's Evolution of moth pheromone communication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Coby Schal elected Fellow of the Entomological Society of America
Pest Control Technology (PCT): NCUE Recognizes Next Generation of Entomologists; Honors Coby Schal
Toshi Nojima's paper in Science: German cockroach sex pheromone
    NCSU News Release       News&Observer: Irresistible cockroach discovery
MSNBC: Sexy 'perfume' lures cockroaches to their doom        BBC News: Sex hungry roaches lured to deat  
Chad Gore awarded inaugural Bayer Young Scientist of the Year Award
    NCSU's Perspectives
Cockroach allergen mitigation in homes -- JACI paper with NIEHS
NCSU's Perspectives: Baits Alone Cause Surprising Reductions in Roach Allergens      NCSU News Release
Glenn Holbrook's paper on maternal care in cockroaches: 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
NCSU News Release
Urban Entomology: NCSU's Perspectives
Aviary Roach Control in the NC Zoo: NCSU's Perspectives
Simon Agwalory's Undergraduate Research: NCSU's Perspectives
W.M. Keck Program in Behavioral Biology: NCSU's Perspectives