The Department of Entomology is at the forefront of MSU’s efforts to provide solutions for the world’s most challenging problems through research and extension. A recent survey indicated that 24% of the department’s collaborators are international.

Where we work: Partial listing of MSU Department of Entomology collaboration

 ''Anthony Cognato's lab collects specimens in Ecuador.

Below is a sampling of global research and outreach underway.

Faculty/staffCountries of recent collaborationArea of expertise
Cognato, Anthony Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Guyana, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador, Indonesia Insect systematics
Benbow, Eric Benin, Malawi, Australia, Thailand, China, France, United Kingdom, French Guiana Aquatic entomology, Forensic entomology, Microbiomes
Bird, George  Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan Nematology, Soil Health Biology and IPM 
Chung, Henry Australia, France Insect pheromones, insect molecular biology
Delfosse, Del China, Canada, France, South Africa Biological control, IPM, invasive species and policy
DiFonzo, Chris Canada, Sri Lanka Field Crops
Dong, Ke Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Malawi, Israel Insect toxicology and neurophysiology
Dilrukshi Hashini Galhena Various countries in Africa and Asia Socioeconomic issues of agriculture
Grieshop, Matt France, Ireland Fruit IPM, organic pest management
Gut, Larry Australia, Kazakhstan, Rwands, Canada, Mexico Tree fruit entomology, IPM, invasive pests
Hollingworth, Robert Costa Rica, Turkey, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Malawi, Burkina Faso Pesticide and GMO food safety
Huang, Zachary China, Taiwan Honey bee biology and insect hormones
Isaacs, Rufus Chile Berry crops entomology
Jess, Lynnae Australia, Canada US North Central IPM Center
Jiang, Wayne Canada, China, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Sengal, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda USDA FAS Capacity Building Program, IR-4 Int’l program, Pesticide Registration
Landis, Doug Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Tajikistan Landscape ecology and biological control
Landis, Joy Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and various global IPM communications IPM Communications
Maredia, Karim Africa, Central Asia, India, and many global projects International IPM
McCullough, Deborah New Zealand Forest entomology
Mbabazi, Ruth Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Mozambique) and Asia (India and China) International Food Safety regulations, Biosafety management and Biotechnology regulatory support to research syetems, Intellectual Property Management, Technology tranfer and commercialisation, Plant Variety Protection and Seed Systems legislations, Product Stewardship & research management support
Mota-Sanchez, David Mexico, Ecuador, Turkey and insecticide resistance globally Insecticide toxicology and resistance, IPM, biotechnology
Olsen, Larry Nicaragua, Peru IPM, extension, agricultural demonstration with two Universities and a Technological school 
Ording, Gabriel Canada, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Virgin Islands Study abroad programming
Jane Payumo Egypt, India, Indonesia Ghana, Mexico, Phillipines, Sri Lanka, Uganda Capacity building and technology transfer, biotechnology 
Pechal, Jen Benin, France, Belgium, China, Australia Insect-Microbiome; Forensics
Pett, Walt Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Africa, Uzbekistan Vegetable/potato entomology
Pittendrigh, Barry Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana IPM Communications
Poland, Therese Canada, China Forest Service - insect pest management, detection and control of bark beetles and woodborers
Ravlin, Bill Iceland IPM, forest entomology
Smith, Jim Canada, England, Spain, Turkey Host Relationships, Molecular Phylogenetics of Rhagoletis spp.; Evolution Education
Smitley, David China Landscape/turfgrass entomology
Whalon, Mark Australia, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Scotland, Turkey, Germany, Ireland, Italy Fruit tree, IPM and organic orchard management
White, Peter Canada Lepidoptera ecology and science education
Wise, John Philippines Fruit entomology