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
  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!