Daljit S. and Elaine Professor of Insect Physiology and Toxicology
Organization: Cornell University, USA
Angela received a BA in Zoology from Oxford University, and PhD from Aberdeen University, UK. As a Royal Society Research Fellow, she developed a research program on the nutritional physiology of phloem-feeding insects. Following the fellowship, Angela was a faculty member at the University of York (UK) where she was promoted to a Personal Professorial Chair. She took up her current position at Cornell University, USA in 2008. Angela conducts research on insect nutritional physiology and interactions with symbiotic microorganisms, including the application of genomic data to model metabolic and signaling networks in insect-microbial interactions. Her research is built on the commitment to explain how insects function in terms of underlying molecular mechanisms, and to use this information to identify novel strategies for insect pest management. Angela has authored and coauthored more than 200 scientific publications and four books including The Symbiotic Habit (2010), and the 5th edition of R.F. Chapman’s Insect Structure and Function co-edited with Stephen Simpson (2013). Angela has a strong commitment to education and training of graduate students (more than 30 PhD students have graduated from her laboratory), postdoctoral researchers and through various outreach activities.