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Welcome to the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University!

We currently are one of the top entomology departments in the United States. We offer three Entomology degrees (B.S, M.S. and Ph.D.) and a Bachelors of Science degree in Forensic and Investigative Sciences (FIVS) that is nationally accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Recent Publications

  1. Lin, PA, Chen, Y, Chaverra-Rodriguez, D, Heu, CC, Zainuddin, NB, Sidhu, JS et al.. Silencing the alarm: an insect salivary enzyme closes plant stomata and inhibits volatile release. New Phytol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1111/nph.17214. PubMed PMID:33459359 .
  2. Tang, XT, Fortuna, K, Mendoza Herrera, A, Tamborindeguy, C. Liberibacter, A Preemptive Bacterium: Apoptotic Response Repression in the Host Gut at the Early Infection to Facilitate Its Acquisition and Transmission. Front Microbiol. 2020;11 :589509. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.589509. PubMed PMID:33424791 PubMed Central PMC7786102.
  3. Xiong, C, Baker, D, Pietrantonio, PV. A random small molecule library screen identifies novel antagonists of the kinin receptor from the cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). Pest Manag Sci. 2021; :. doi: 10.1002/ps.6249. PubMed PMID:33415807 .
  4. Shults, P, Cohnstaedt, LW, Adelman, ZN, Brelsfoard, C. Next-generation tools to control biting midge populations and reduce pathogen transmission. Parasit Vectors. 2021;14 (1):31. doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-04524-1. PubMed PMID:33413518 PubMed Central PMC7788963.
  5. Kojin, BB, Martin-Martin, I, Araújo, HRC, Bonilla, B, Molina-Cruz, A, Calvo, E et al.. Aedes aegypti SGS1 is critical for Plasmodium gallinaceum infection of both the mosquito midgut and salivary glands. Malar J. 2021;20 (1):11. doi: 10.1186/s12936-020-03537-6. PubMed PMID:33407511 PubMed Central PMC7787129.
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