Four Women Elected Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

Entomology is the study of insects. The Entomological Society of America is the major organization of scholars in the field. The society recently elected 10 fellows who were chosen for their “outstanding contributions to research, teaching, extension, or administration.” The new fellows will be honored at the society’s annual convention this November in Reno, Nevada.

Of the 10 new fellows, four are women.

• Susan J. Brown is a professor of biology at Kansas State University. Her research is concentrated on genetic studies involving the red flour beetle. Professor Brown is a graduate of Smith College. She earned a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Missouri.

• Angela E. Douglas is the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Insect Physiology and Toxicology at Cornell University. She is a graduate of Oxford University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen. Her research involves insect nutrition. Her most recent book is The Symbiotic Habit (Princeton University Press, 2010).

• Naomi E. Pierce is the Hessel Professor of Biology at Harvard University. She also serves as curator of lepidoptera at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Professor Pierce is a graduate of Yale University and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard. Her research concerns the interactions of different insect species and insect/plant associations.

• Dianne Ullman is a professor of entomology and associate dean for undergradaute academic programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Professor Ullman is a graduate of the University of Arizona and earned a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of California. Her research focuses on how insects transmit plant viruses.

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