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January 23, 2017

Entomologist to talk about insects as food

Submitted by John Ruberson

Aaron Dossey eating an insect taco

Aaron Dossey, founder and owner of All Things Bugs, will present "Developing Insects for Food, Feed, Pharma and Other Valuable Applications" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in 231 Waters Hall. Light refreshments will be served before the seminar, and all are welcome to attend.

Dossey is a lifelong, self-taught entomologist and enthusiast of entomology and nature, as anyone who has ever known him can strongly attest. He received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, cum laude, from Oklahoma State University in 2001, with minors in chemistry and mathematics. He graduated with his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Florida in 2006.

The central theme of his research is to capitalize on the chemical and biological diversity which exists among arthropods for a host of applications including drug discovery, identifying new insect repellents and how insects might contribute to a more sustainable human food supply.

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