The Department of Entomology conducts research on arthropod pests of food crops, ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs, turf, forests, and pests of public health importance. Inspections are conducted on nursery plants and honey bees. Department staff also diagnose insect problems for the general public, growers, pest control operators, municipalities, and health officials. The Department also runs the Connecticut Mosquito and Arbovirus Surveillance Program, which monitors transmission of viral diseases such as West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Scientists in the Department of Entomology are working to meet the challenges of controlling arthropod pests through integrated pest management practices and reducing pesticide use in Connecticut.

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The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Department of Entomology

Jenkins-Waggoner Laboratory

123 Huntington Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Fax: (203) 974-8502

Armstrong, Philip M.: Chief Scientist/Department Head

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.: Assistant Agricultural Scientist I
E-mail: Angela.Bransfield@ct.gov
Office: (203) 974-8575
Laboratory: (203) 974-8472


Cantoni, Jamie L.: Agricultural Research Technician I
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


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


Dweck, Hany K.: Assistant Agricultural Scientist II
E-mail: Hany.Dweck@ct.gov
Voice: (203) 974-8531


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


Fisher, Kelsey E.: Assistant Agricultural Scientist II
E-mail: Kelsey.Fisher@ct.gov

Voice: (203) 974-8561


Giesbrecht, David: Agricultural Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

E-mail: David.Giesbrecht@ct.gov

Voice: (203) 974-8458


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


Indinda, Godfrey N.: Agricultural Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

E-mail: Godfrey.Indinda@ct.gov

Voice: 203-974-8535


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


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


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


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


Mohapatra, Amrita R.: Agricultural Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

E-mail: Amrita.Mohapatra@ct.gov

Voice: (203) 974-8467


Molaei, Goudarz: Agricultural Scientist

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


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


Ricker, Jacob: Agricultural Research Technician I

E-mail: Jacob.Ricker@ct.gov
Voice: 203-974-8483


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


Smith, Victoria L.: Agricultural Scientist/State Entomologist

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


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 


Vitelli, Austin: Agricultural Research Technician I/CAPS State Survey Coordinator

E-mail: Austin.Vitelli@ct.gov

Voice: (203) 974-8481


Xue, Qi: Agricultural Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

E-mail: Qi.Xue@ct.gov

Voice: (203) 974-8458


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

E-mail: Theodore.Andreadis@ct.gov

Voice: (774) 487-1947


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