Home Pages of Scientists Who Study Manduca
We have pulled together several categories of links to
provide a wide range of starting points for further
investigation. Below are links to pages of scientists who
have used Manduca sexta in their research. If you
know of other M. sexta researchers with web pages,
please email Sarah Deel (email@example.com).
E. Beckage, Entomology, U. of California, Riverside
studies the relationship of a parasitic wasp with M.
Bhaskaran, Biology, Texas A&M
studies hormone control of metamorphosis.
E. Bollenbacher, Biology, U. North Carolina Chapel
studies hormonal and nervous system interaction with insect
Booker, Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell U.
studies the neural basis of behavior.
Bulla, Biology, U. of Texas, Dallas
studies a receptor protein to a bacterial toxin.
F. Copenhaver, Neuroscience, Oregon Health Sciences
studies the mechanisms that control neuronal migration.
H. Dahm, Biology, Texas A&M
studies insect hormones, particularly in development.
Dolzer, Biology, University of Marburg, Germany
studies chemoreception in the hawkmoth.
E. Fahrbach, Entomology, U. of Illinois,
studies the hormone regulation of neural development
G. Hildebrand, Neurobiology, Arizona Research Labs, U. of
studies many different aspects of the insect nervous
M. Horodyski, Neurobiology, Ohio U.
studies neuroendocrine control of insect development and
L. Horwath, Biological Sciences, Binghamton U.,
studies development in a dermal gland in M.
R. Kanost, Biochemistry, Kansas S. U.
studies blood proteins in the tobacco hornworm.
S. Kent, Neuroscience, Oregon Health Sciences U.
studies development of the nervous system.
Klukas, Entomology, U. of Minnesota
studies long-distance interneurons.
Biological Research Unit, Grain Marketing & Production
Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Dept.
studies the biochemical structure of insect cuticles.
B. Levine, Neurobiology, Arizona Research Labs, U. of
studies the regulation of neuronal development and
Marcey, Biology, California Lutheran University
studies early development in insects.
A. Mesce, Entomology, U. of Minnesota
studies neural development.
Moffett, Zoology, Washington S.U.
studies ion transport across epithelia.
Muthukrishnan, Biochemistry, Kansas State U.
studies plant proteins used as defenses against herbivory,
and their effect on M. sexta.
B. Nardi, Entomology, U. of Illinois,
studies cell- and tissue-level development.
Novicki, Biology, U. Massachusetts, Boston
studies the neural basis for behavioral change
E. Rebers, Biology, Northern Michigan U.
studies gene regulation during metamorphosis.
M. Riddiford, Zoology, U. Washington
studies hormones in insect growth and metamorphosis.
A. Smith, Biology Dept., Northeastern U., MA
studies a hormone involved in metamorphosis; her page has a
nice photo of Larval-Pupal Metamorphosis in Manduca
Nelson Thompson, Entomology, U. of California,
studies the effects of parasitism on M. sexta.
P. Tolbert, Neurobiology, Arizona Research Labs, U. of
studies intercellular interactions in the developing nervous
A. Trimmer, Biology, Tufts U.
studies nervous system processing.
G. Vogt, University of South Carolina
studies the development of olfactory systems in the
hawk moth. His site has a link to a photo of M. sexta in
Weeks, Neuroscience and Development, Biology, U.
studies the reorganization of the nervous system during
A. Wells, Biochemistry, U. of Arizona
studies insect biochemistry/metabolism.
Willott, Center for Insect Science, Arizona Research Labs,
U. of Arizona
studies the role of hemocytes in the immune response.
Winzerling, Nutritional Sciences, U. of Arizona
studies iron and copper metabolism.
L. Witten, Biology, U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
studies nervous system development, flexibility, and