- Professor, Department of Entomology (Texas A&M University)
Pierre Lesne (E-mail) - Postdoctoral Research Associate
- Nutritional physiology and collective behavior of invasive ants
- Nutrient-Bt interactions in plant feeding insects
- Modification of plant sterol pathways to affect insect physiology
I am always looking for bright and motivated graduate students and postdocs to add to the lab. My philosphoy is to work hard, but have fun doing it. As an advisor I work with my students and postdocs both one-on-one as well as in a larger group, and encourage my students and postdocs to work together to assist each other in their individual development, as well as that of the lab as a whole.
If you are interested in postdoctoral research on insect-plant interactions, insect nutritional physiology, insect physiological ecology, insect learning, or some combination, contact Spence Behmer by E-mail.
If you are interested in graduate research on insect-plant interactions, insect nutritional physiology, insect physiological ecology, insect learning, or some combination, please contact Spence Behmer by E-mail. Additional information on the Department of Entomology and Graduate admission to Texas A&M University can be found at the following links...
For application information to the Department of Entomology
For general information on Graduate Admissions to Texas A&M University
Funding is always a concern, but there are numerous fellowships available (both nationally and at Texas A&M University) if you have a high grade point average and strong GREs. There is also the possibility of support through teaching assistantships funded by the Deparment of Entomology (and sometimes other Departments on campus).
Interested PhD students are encouraged to come visit the lab. The Department of Entomology offers travel grants for prospective PhD students who are based in the continental United States (travel takes place in early February). These travel grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and applications become available during each fall semester.
Rebecca Clark- Postdoctoral Research Associate (2011-2015)
Angie Martin - M.S. student (graduated 2015)
- Currently working as a lab technician.
- Working with Jennifer White (University of Kentucky) as a postdoctoral researcher.
Xiangfeng Jing - Ph.D. student (graduated 2011)
- Associate Professor, Northwest A&F University (Yangling, Shaanxi Province, P.R. China)
Steve Cook - Postdoctoral Research Associate (2008-2011)
Karl Roeder - M.S. Student (graduated summer 2010)
Andy Boswell - M.S. student (graduated summer 2009)
- Currently working for Ducks Unlimited (Houston, TX)
Rachel Wynalda - M.S. student (co-chaired with Roger Gold; graduated spring 2008)
- Currently working outside of academia
Amber Rico - REU program (summer 2010)
- Graduated from Rippon College
Madelyn Weeks - REU program (summer 2010)
- Graduated from Clemson University
Ashley McConnell - REU program (summer 2008)
- Graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore-County