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 appointment is 50% extension, 40% research and 10% teaching. I have been in my current position since 2009, and my responsibility is to develop a research program focusing on arthropod pests in order to provide solutions to the vegetable industry in Michigan.  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 every fall, a 2 credit graduate seminar where students learn written and oral communication skills.

Email: szendrei ‘at’ msu.edu

Department of Entomology

288 Farm Lane
243 Natural Science Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Phone 517-355-4633
Fax 517-432-7061

MSU AgBioResearch

109 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Dr. Zsofia Szendrei

Vegetable Entomology Lab
Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 348
Food Safety and Toxicology Bldg.
East Lansing MI 48824