Professor of Entomology
College of Agricultural Sciences
Email: 
dxc12@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 865-1022
Office Address: 
536 Agricultural Sciences and Industries
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Climate and Ecosystem Change
Research Summary: 

Interactions between insects and their pathogens and parasites, elicitation and regulation of the insect immune system, enzyme interactions and gene expression in epidermis and immune responses, receptor/ligand reactions in pathogen recognition, cell--cell interactions and signaling pathways underlying immune response activation, suppression of host immune responses by parasitic microbes and arthropods. Collony Collapse Disorder of the honey bee.