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Ameya D Gondhalekar


  • Research Assistant Professor Entomology

Awards & Honors

(2017) Aaron Ashbrook (PhD Student) Received Runner-Up (second place) Award for Oral Presentation. Entomological Society of America.

(2017) Sudip Gaire (PhD Student) Received Runner-Up (Second Place) Award for Poster Presentation. Entomological Society of America.

(2017) Third Place Award for Oral Research Presentation. Ohio Valley Entomological Association.

(2017) Aaron Ashbrook (PhD student) received Pi Chi Omega Doctoral Scholarship. Pi Chi Omega.

(2017) Sudip Gaire (PhD student) received Pi Chi Omega Founder's Scholarship. Pi Chi Omega.

Selected Publications

Myers, A. J., Gondhalekar, A. D., Fardisi, M. N., Pluchar, K. D., Saltzmann, K. D., Bennett, G. W., & Scharf, M. E. (2017). RNA interference and functional characterization of a tergal gland alpha amylase in the German cockroach, Blattella germanica L. Insect molecular biology. doi:10.1111/imb.12353

Ashbrook, A. R., Scharf, M. E., Bennett, G. W., & Gondhalekar, A. D. (2017). Detection of Reduced Susceptibility to Chlorfenapyr- and Bifenthrin-Containing Products in Field Populations of the Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) Journal of economic entomology, 110(3), 1195-1202. doi:10.1093/jee/tox070

Fardisi, M. N., Gondhalekar, A. D., & Scharf, M. E. (2017). Development of Diagnostic Insecticide Concentrations and Assessment of Insecticide Susceptibility in German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) Field Strains Collected From Public Housing. Journal of economic entomology, 110(3), 1210-1217. doi:10.1093/jee/tox076

Gondhalekar, A. D., Nakayasu, E., Silva, I., Cooper, B., & Scharf, M. E. (2016). Indoxacarb biotransformation in the German cockroach. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 134, 14-23. doi:

Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome. (2016). Nature Communications, 7, ncomms10165. doi:10.1038/ncomms10165

Bennett, G. W., Gondhalekar, A. D., Wang, C., Buczkowski, G. A., & Gibb, T. (2016). Using research and education to implement practical bed bug controlprograms in multifamily housing. Pest Management Science, 72(1), 8-14. doi:10.1002/ps.4084

Raje, K. R., Hughes, G. P., Gondhalekar, A. D., Ginzel, M. D., & Scharf, M. E. (2015). Toxicity of Turmeric Extracts to the Termite Reticulitermes flavipes(Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae) Journal of Economic Entomology, 108(4), 1479-1485. doi:10.1093/jee/tov109

Gondhalekar, A., Saran, R., Scherer, C., & Scharf, M. (2013). Implementation of an indoxacarb susceptibility monitoring program using field-collected German cockroach isolates from the United States. Journal of Economic Entomology, 106, 945-953. Retrieved from

Gondhalekar, A., & Scharf, M. (2012). Fipronil resistance mechanisms in a multi-resistant field strain of the German cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae) Journal of Medical Entomology, 49, 122-131. Retrieved from

Tiwari, S., Gondhalekar, A., Mann, R., Scharf, M., & Stelinski, L. (2011). Characterization of five Cyp4 genes from Asian citrus psyllid and their expression levels in Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus-infected and uninfected psyllids. Insect Molecular Biology, 20, 733-744. Retrieved from

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