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The Michigan State University Department of Entomology excels in research, extension and teaching to address the issues that confront the people of Michigan, our nation and the world. MSU’s entomologists look for systemic solutions across disciplines to address critical issues. We offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology and consider graduate student education and postdoctoral experience to be one of our highest priorities. Many of our undergraduates further enrich their studies through working in research labs, volunteering in the Bug House and taking entomology or related study abroad courses. View a photo presentation featuring faculty and their students.

  • Gordon Guyer honored for gift and inspiration to the Entomology Department

    Gordon Guyer honored for gift and inspiration to the Entomology Department

    More than 100 people helped celebrate with MSU’s Department of Entomology on Nov. 2 in honor of Gordon Guyer, an esteemed alumni and entomologist. A significant lead gift by Gordon and Mary Guyer inspired faculty, alumni and friends to join them in contributing a total of $80,000 to upgrade the department’s conference room. View article to see photos from the open house.

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  • Students invited to delve into insect physiology, molecular biology

    The goal of Insect Physiology and Molecular Biology, ENT 851, is for students to be familiar with structure and function of various physiological systems in insects, and a current understanding of how these systems work at the molecular level. The course will be team-taught by Ke DongZachary Huang and Suzanne Thiem during fall 2015 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a 90-minute lecture/class discussion.

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  • Ashley Bennett authors article on pollinator response to bioenergy production

    Ashley Bennett authors article on pollinator response to bioenergy production

    Postdoctoral entomology scientist Ashley Bennett is the lead author on a published PLOS-ONE article on how improving bee habitat can boost biofuel and food crop production. According to the journal paper, bioenergy policies based strictly on economic or energy considerations that lack attention to biodiversity impacts will likely have serious consequences for the conservation of wild bees and their pollination services.

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Featured Students




Undergrad tells how entomology changed her life in speech at College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Commencement.

Grad student Rob Morrison produces video on an IPM approach for asparagus miner.

Ke Dong and colleagues are working to combat resistant mosquitoes.