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

Entomology News at Nebraska

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Samantha DanielGraduate student Samantha Daniel did an awesome job being interviewed  by KODY radio about overwintering insects!!  http://www.huskeradio.com/mugs-in-the-morning/.  Samantha is a master's student mentored by Dr. Julie Peterson.
  • Dr. John RubersonDr. Tom WeisslingCongrats to John Ruberson and Tom Weissling who were honored at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Family and Friends Recognition Awards. These awards are nominations by parents for faculty and staff who have a made a significant difference in the students’  lives. Tom has now been recognized twice with this award! Congratulations! And a big thank you to the thoughtful students and parents.
  • Dr. Jeff BradshawDr. Jeff Bradshaw was chosen as president-elect of the North Central Branch of the Entomology Society of America. Bradshaw is an associate professor of Entomology, extension specialist, and interim director of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. 
  • Entomology Alumna Jennifer Weisbrod was recently selected as the new Pesticide Safety Education Program coordinator in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Weisbrod graduated with her master's degree in Entomology in 2020 and is taking the reins from her predecessor Clyde Ogg, emeritus extension educator.
  • Dr. Sylvana Paula-MoraesCongratulations to departmental alumna Dr. Silvana Paula-Moraes who was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Department of Entomology Alumni Recognition Award. She presented a online seminar in connection with the award on Monday, March 1, 2021.
  • 7 seal awardThe UNL Department of Entomology has been awarded the Seven Seals Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The Seven Seals Award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,500 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the nation on a daily basis. The Entomology Department is fortunate to support Courtney Brummel and Sheldon Brummel in their service to the nation. Thanks for the nomination, Courtney and Sheldon!