Adviser: R. Houseman
Why did you choose Plant Sciences at Mizzou?
Mizzou's reputation for excellence as well as interdisciplinary cooperation were enticing reasons to study here. The professors, staff and graduate students were encouraging and I instantly felt comfortable. Columbia also happens to be a great place to live!
Within the Entomology graduate program area, a student can select training from a wide range of courses and research programs to prepare for a career in any of the many areas of professional entomology, including research, teaching, industry and extension work. Current research programs emphasize the following areas: ecology, pest management, insect behavior, biochemistry, morphology, molecular biology, physiology and systematics, as well as aquatic, forest, horticultural and urban entomology, chemical ecology, biological and chemical control, host-plant interactions, and integrated pest management.