Michael Ferro

Research/Extension Associate

Supervisor:Seth Johnson

Specialization: Biocontrol/Invasive species

Phone:  225-578-1812                       Email: spongymesophyll@gmail.com


Bal K. Gautam

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Supervisor: Gregg Henderson

Specialization: Urban Entomology

Phone: 225-439-7193

Email: bgautam@agcenter.lsu.edu



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Srinivas Lanka

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research: Ecology and metobolomic basis of insect induced resistance in soybeans

Supervisor: Michael J.Stout



Joseph Margotta

Postdoctoral Researcher

Supervisor: Kristen Healy and Jim Ottea

Specialization: Physiology of honey bees

Room A551 Life Sciences


Jong-Seok Park

Research Associate

Supervisor: Chris Carlton

Specialization: Systematics of Coleoptera

Phone:  225-578-1838

Email: park16@tigers.lsu.edu


Frank Rinkevich

Postdoctoral Researcher

Kristen Healy and Jim Ottea

Specialization: Physiology and Toxicology

Room A551 Life Sciences



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Alexey K. Tishechkin

Research Associate

Supervisor: Chris Carlton

Specialization: Systematics of Coleoptera

Phone:  225-578-1838

Email: atishe8@gmail.com



Fei Yang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Supervisor: David Kerns/Fangneng Huang

Specialization: Field crop IPM




Victoria M. Bayless

Research Associate

Supervisor: Chris Carlton

Specialization: Museum Curator, Diagnostician

Phone: 225-578-1838

Email: vbayless@agcenter.lsu.edu


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Michael Becker

Research Associate

Supervisor: Lane Foil

Specialization: Veterinary Entomology

Phone:  225-578-1663

Email: mbecker@agcenter.lsu.edu



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Jennifer Delatte

Research Associate

Supervisor: Claudia Husseneder

Specialization: Molecular Biology

Phone:  225-578-0518                          Email:  jdelatte@agcenter.lsu.edu


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Sean Healy

Research Associate

Supervisor: Lane D. Foil

Specialization: Medical Entomology

Phone:  225-578-1634

Email:  shealy@agcenter.lsu.edu


Lacy Inmon

Research Associate

Supervisor: Lane D. Foil

Specialization: Fire Ant Control

Phone:  225-578-1663                           Email:  Linmon@agcenter.lsu.edu


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Jessica McKenney

Research Associate

Supervisor: Dr. Chris Carlton

Specialization: Forest Entomology

Phone: 225-578-1827

Email: JMcKenney@agcenter.lsu.edu

Mark J. Murray (Jeff)

Research Associate

Specialization: Vegetable Entomology

Phone: 225-578-1787

Email:   Mmurray@agcenter.lsu.edu


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Arthur Richter

Research Associate

Supervisor: Jeff Davis

Specialization: Soybean Pest Management

Phone:  225-578-1849                         Email:  Arichter@agcenter.lsu.edu


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Rachel Strecker

Research Associate

Supervisor:Linda Hooper-Bui

Specialization: Pest Ant Management


Email: rstrecker@agcenter.lsu.edu


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Blake Wilson

Research Associate

Supervisor:Gene Reagan

Specialization: Sugarcane Entomology

Phone:  225-578-1823

Email: BWilson@agcenter.lsu.edu


Denise Moran

Assistant to the Director

Phone:  225-578-1810                         Email:  Dmoran@agcenter.lsu.edu

Lakedra Fisher

Accounting Technician

Phone:  225-578-1814                          Email:  lfisher@agcenter.lsu.edu

Ashley Harris

Administrative Coordinator 4

Phone:  225-578-4434                         Email: aharris@agcenter.lsu.edu

Dawn Norman

Administrative Coordinator 3

Phone:  225-578-4434                         Email: DNorman@agcenter.lsu.edu


Department of Entomology

404 Life Sciences Building

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA  70803

PHONE: 225-578-1634, FAX: 225-578-2257

Email: jottea@lsu.edu