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Allen Lawrence Szalanski

Allen Lawrence Szalanski


Director Experiment Station


Phone: 479-575-4342

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  • B.S. Ag., Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 1989
  • M.S., Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1992
  • Ph.D., Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1995 

Current Students

  • Clint Trammel (MS) - genetic variation of pompilid wasps

Former Students

  • Roxane Magnus (MS) - Instructor, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Carrie Owens (Cottone) (MS) - Entomologist, City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board
  • Jennifer Lewter (MS) - Instructor, Arkansas Tech University
  • James Austin (PhD) - Senior Research Scientist, BASF
  • Jackie McKern (PhD) - Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
  • Cesar Solorzano (PhD) - Field Research Scientist, Valent Biosciences
  • Amber Tripodi (PhD) - Posdoc, USDA-ARS Bee Polination Lab   
  • Mark Janowiecki (MS) - colony structure of Reticulitermes termites
  • Molecular ecology of honey bees and bumble bees
  • Molecular diagnostics of honey bee and bumble bee pathogens
  • Molecular diagnostics of Africanized honey bees
  • Population genetics of termites
  • Population genetics and molecular systematics of termites from North America
  • Population genetics of honey bees and bumble bees in the United States
  • Molecular diagnostics and population genetics of invasive species including: Nosema ceranae (a pathogen of honey bees); and  Rasberry crazy antParatrechina sp. nr. pubens
  • Population genetics of arthropods of medical/veterinary importance