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...

  • Insect Science major Earl Agpawa (conducting undergraduate research with Joe Louis and Eileen Hebets) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Undergraduate Student Achievement Award.This is a national award that recognizes outstanding accomplishments in entomology by an undergraduate student working with insect-plant interactions. Congratulations, Earl!
  • PhD student Sajjan Grover (mentored by Joe Louis) was named the 2020 winner of the ESA’s Plant-Insect Ecosystems Kenneth and Barbara Starks Plant Resistance to Insects Graduate Student Award. This is a national award recognizing a graduate student for outstanding work in the area of host plant resistance. Congratulations, Sajjan!
  • Dr. Joe Louis receives a grant to study resistance in sorghum to fall armyworm
  • We are well-represented in ESA North Central Branch awards this year. Déia Montezano is the 2020 John Henry Comstock Outstanding PhD Student Award winner, Gary Brewer is the 2020 recipient of the Award of Merit, and Bob Wright is the 2020 recipient of the C.V. Riley Award. Congratulations, Déia, Gary, and Bob!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Troy Anderson on being elected Vice President Elect for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section of the Entomological Society of America!
  • 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!