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April 26, 2021

Phillips to present April 27 distinguished graduate faculty lecture

Submitted by Megan Miller

The Graduate School has recognized Thomas Phillips, professor of entomology, as a 2020-2021 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipient. 

Phillips will make a public presentation on his work at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, via Zoom, as part of the Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. The title of his talk is, " Insects in Your Cereal: Research on Pest Management for Stored Foods." 

As a world leader in research and applications of integrated management of stored product pests, Phillips' expertise in chemical ecology and insect behavior have contributed to his success in designing monitoring and mating disruption systems for insects. Insects account for more than half of human food that is lost postharvest in developing countries. Phillips' development of holistic management systems addresses this critical issue related to food security. 

Phillips' research has been supported by more than $9 million in grants and has led to the publication of 164 journal articles and 15 books or book chapters. He has given numerous research presentations, including approximately 80 invited talks. 

All are invited to join the lecture via Zoom.

 

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