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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Entomology and Nematology

Members of the UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department conduct highly acclaimed research that spans several disciplines. We generate new knowledge to answer basic scientific questions and solve real-world challenges at our research labs in Gainesville, Florida, and at UF/IFAS Research and Education Centers around the state.

Our research is not limited to Florida. We have researchers and students working around the world in partnership with other institutions and organizations to help provide solutions to global entomological and nematological problems. To help you learn more about our research, we have broadly outlined six programmatic areas below. You can also explore our People pages for more in-depth information about individual faculty and their research programs.

Entomology and Nematology Faculty Members

Dr. Johan Desaeger
Assistant Professor
Entomology and Nematology
Plant Nematology
813-419-6592
jad@ufl.edu | Rm. 135

Dr. Sriyanka Lahiri
Assistant Professor
Entomology and Nematology
Strawberries and Small Fruits
813-419-6585
lahiris@ufl.edu | Rm. 128

Dr. Hugh Smith
Associate Professor
Entomology and Nematology
Vegetables
813-419-6588
hughasmith@ufl.edu | Rm. 131