Dr. Anne L Nielsen is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist of Fruit Entomology at Rutgers University. The primary focus of her research is connecting basic insect biology and behavioral ecology to pest management strategies. Her position allows her to follow her passion for sustainable agriculture while working closely with NJ fruit growers. Google Scholar, CV
Ann Rucker is the head fruit entomology lab technician, a position she has held at Rutgers for 15+ years. She brings to the lab her expertise in insect rearing, peach production and insecticide testing.
Timothy Lampasona joined the lab in Fall 2017 to pursue a PhD in Entomology. Tim is studying host choice behavior in plum curculio, a native weevil pest of stone and pome fruits. Tim worked previously as a technician at the Cornell Experiment Station and received his MS from University of Nebraska.
Dr. Clement Akotsen-Mensah joined the lab in Fall 2016. He completed his PhD at Auburn University and joins us most recently from University of Ghana where he was a lecturer and researchers. Clement's research focus is on exploring insect chemical ecology and behavioral response to chemical cues. CV