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Hojun Song

Song, Hojun
Hojun Song
Biological Control Facility, Room 118
(979) 845-2481
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Entomology, Cornell University
Graduate Education
Ph.D. Entomology, The Ohio State University
M.S. Entomology, The Ohio State University

Professional Summary

Hojun Song, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on documenting biodiversity and understanding evolutionary relationships in the insect order Orthoptera, which includes grasshoppers, katydids and crickets. He also studies the evolution and mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity using swarming locusts as a model system. Hojun has received over $16 million in external research funding from the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Agriculture. He has written 77 peer-reviewed articles and seven book chapters. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in insect systematics, biodiversity, insect behavior, and natural history, as well as a study abroad course in field entomology in Costa Rica. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Insect Systematics & Diversity. Song received the prestigious NSF CAREER award (2013), the Fulbright Scholarship (2019), the Distinguished Achievement Awards in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America (Southwestern Branch) (2021), and the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Teaching, Texas A&M AgriLife (2021).

Research Areas of Expertise

Systematics, phylogenetics, evolutionary biology, phenotypic plasticity, Orthoptera

Selected Publications