The Department of Entomology conducts research on arthropod pests of food crops, ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs, turf, forests, and pathogen vectors (ticks and mosquitoes) of medical and veterinary importance. Inspections are conducted on nursery plants and honey bees. Department staff diagnose insect problems for the general public, growers, pest control operators, municipalities, and health officials. The department runs the Active and Passive Tick and Tick-borne Pathogen Surveillance, as well as the Mosquito and Arbovirus Surveillance Programs. These surveillance programs provide information on the abundance, distribution, and infection rates of tick and mosquito vectors to assess the risk of human infection, and track the range expansion of exotic and invasive tick and mosquito species and their associated pathogens in the state. Scientists in the Department of Entomology are working to meet the challenges of controlling arthropod pests and vectors through integrated pest and vector management practices to target pest and vector control interventions more effectively and reduce pesticide use in Connecticut. 


Click this link to learn about: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Arthropod Collection

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Department of Entomology

Jenkins-Waggoner Laboratory

123 Huntington Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Fax: (203) 974-8502

Molaei, Goudarz: Chief Scientist, Department Head

E-mail:  Goudarz.Molaei@ct.gov
Voice:  (203) 974-8487


Smith, Victoria L.: Agricultural Scientist, State Entomologist

E-mail: Victoria.Smith@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8474


Armstrong, Philip M.:  Agricultural Scientist
E-mail: Philip.Armstrong@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8510


Blevins, Tia M.: Agricultural Research Technician II
E-mail: Tia.Blevins@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8468


Brackney, Douglas E.: Associate Agricultural Scientist
E-mail: Doug.Brackney@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8475


Bransfield, Angela B.: Agricultural Technician II
E-mail: Angela.Bransfield@ct.gov
Office: (203) 974-8575
Laboratory: (203) 974-8472


Cantoni, Jamie L.: Agricultural Research Assistant III
E-mail: Jamie.Cantoni@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8533


Cozens, Duncan W.: Agricultural Research Technician I
E-mail: Duncan.Cozens@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8617


Crandall, Dana E.: Agricultural Research Technician I, State Survey Coordinator

E-mail: Dana.Crandall@ct.gov

Voice: 203-974-8481


Creighton, Mark H.: Agricultural Research Technician I
E-mail: Mark.Creighton@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8467


Dugas, Katherine D.: Agricultural Research Technician I
E-mail: Katherine.Dugas@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8506


Fengler, Jeffrey M.: Agricultural Research Technician I
E-mail: Jeffrey.Fengler@ct.gov
Voice: (860) 285-7418


Ferdous, Zannatul: Post-Doctoral Scientist 

E-mail: Zannatul.Ferdous@ct.gov

Voice: (203) 974-8535


Gloria-Soria, Andrea: Assistant Agricultural Scientist I
E-mail: Andrea.Gloria-Soria@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8471


Johnson, Rebecca: Post-Doctoral Scientist
E-mail: Rebecca.Johnson@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8535


Khalil, Noelle: Agricultural Research Technician I
E-mail: Noelle.Khalil@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8520


Linske, Megan A.: Agricultural Post Doctoral Research Scientist
E-mail: Megan.Linske@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8490


Magana, Gerda: Agricultural Research Technician I
E-mail: Gerda.Magana@ct.gov

Voice: (203) 974-8483


Misencik, Michael J.: Agricultural Research Technician II
E-mail: Michael.Misencik@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8614


Petruff, Tanya A.: Agricultural Research Technician I
E-mail: Tanya.Petruff@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8517


Ridge, Gale E.: Associate Agricultural Scientist
E-mail: Gale.Ridge@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8478
Insect Inquiry Office: (203) 974-8600


Rutledge, Claire E.: Associate Agricultural Scientist

E-mail: Claire.Rutledge@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8484


Shepard, John J.: Assistant Agricultural Scientist I
E-mail: John.Shepard@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8543


Stuber, Heidi R., Agricultural Research Technician II

E-mail: Heidi.Stuber@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 287-1259

Main Laboratories: (203) 974-8319

Lockwood Farm: (203) 287-1259 


Zarrillo, Tracy A.: Assistant Agricultural Scientist I

E-mail: Tracy.Zarrillo@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8473



Anderson, John F.
E-mail:  John.F.Anderson@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8564


Andreadis, Theodore


Maier, Chris T.

E-mail: Chris.Maier@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8476


Stafford, III., Kirby C.
E-mail: Kirby.Stafford@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8485


Stoner, Kimberly A.

E-mail: Kimberly.Stoner@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8480