Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien

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Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien

Rank: Assistant Professor
Area: Insect Biology
Appointment: Teaching and Extension
Location: UNL Department of Entomology, Lincoln

Email:  llynchobrien@unl.edu

 

Appointment:  70% Teaching, 30% Extension

Education:
  1. B.S. in Biological Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2006
  2. M.S. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012
  3. Certificate of Mixed Methods Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
  4. Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016
Professional Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Coordination of the Insect Science undergraduate program
  • Provide instruction for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Develop citizen science, informal science and other extension programming to support Nebraska One Health and the Entomology Department’s Science Literacy Mission
  • Participate in the Beneficial Insects issue team
  • Provide practical extension and outreach training for undergraduate students
Course Assignments:
  • ENTO 115: Insect Biology
  • SCIL 101: Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Congratulations to all of our student winners at the ESA National Meeting - Andrea Rilaković, 1st Place Undergrad Virtual Poster, Sajjan Grover, 2nd Place Grad Infographic, Jeffrey Cluever, 2nd Place Grad Infographic, Earl Agpawa, 2nd Place Undergrad Poster, Timothy Dang, 2nd Place Grad Poster, Annie Krueger, 1st Place Grad Poster and 1st Place 3-Minute Competition, Jordy Reinders, 1st Place Oral paper, Gabriela Carmona, 2nd Place Oral paper, Molly Darlington, 1st Place Oral paper, and Kelly Willemssens (SNR student), 2nd Place 3-Minute Competition. The group came in second in the number of awards won by one department.
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives the Early Career Innovation award from the Entomological Society of America
  • Congratulations to Dr. Troy Anderson on being elected Vice President Elect for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section of the Entomological Society of America!
  • Scott O’Neal (NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow with Troy Anderson) was recognized as the 2019 New Investigator of the Year by the American Chemical Society AGRO Division. Congratulations, Scott!
  • Dr. Kyle Koch named new insect diagnostician
  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!