Zsofia Szendrei

I am an associate professor in the Entomology Department and I’m also a faculty member in the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program at Michigan State University. My responsibility is to develop a program focusing on arthropod pests in order to provide solutions to the vegetable industry in Michigan. My appointment is 50% extension, 40% research and 10% teaching. I often interact with extension agents and the vegetable grower community to identify arthropod problems  they face in their production. I then take these problems to the lab and investigate them using appropriate research tools. Once results are attained, I communicate the outcomes to the growers and I facilitate the adoption of improved or new pest management methods. When I’m not in the lab or office, I spend time visiting growers and extension agents around the state. Collaboration is essential for my work and I actively seek partnerships with people in other disciplines whose experience complements mine. I also teach scientific communication, a 2 credit graduate seminar where students learn written and oral communication skills.

Email: szendrei ‘at’ msu.edu

Department of Entomology

http://www.ent.msu.edu
288 Farm Lane
243 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone 517-355-4633
Fax 517-432-7061

MSU AgBioResearch

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East Lansing, Michigan 48824
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Dr. Zsofia Szendrei

szendrei@msu.edu
517-974-8610
Vegetable Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 348
Food Safety and Toxicology Bldg.
East Lansing MI 48824