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ENTM News: Brittany Peterson and Joe Huesing win entomology awards

Brittany Peterson and Joe Huesing win entomology awards

​Steve Yaninek

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Congratulations to Brittany Peterson (PhD student with Mike Scharf) and Joe Huesing (PhD '91 with Larry Murdock) who have been recognized as 2013 award winners by the Entomological Foundations.

 
Brittany received the LILLIAN & ALEX FEIR GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD IN INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, OR MOLECULAR BIOLOGY for her investigations on how the gut microbiome of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes impacts host digestion and immunocompetence. The award is meant to encourage graduate students working with insects or other arthropods in the broad areas of physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to affiliate with ESA’s Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section and to attend the ESA Annual Meeting or an International Congress of Entomology.huesing.jpg

 
Joe was part of the Risk Assessment of Bt Plants on Beneficial Non-target Arthropods (NTA) IPM Team that received the INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT TEAM AWARD sponsored by Dow AgroSciences for significantly enhancing the environmental risk assessment of Bt crops.
 
More information about these accomplishments can be found at: http://www.entsoc.org/press-releases/entomological-foundation-names-its-2013-awardees