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vector surveillance

Navy Entomologists: Protecting Sailors and Marines Around the World

The U.S. Navy's Environmental and Preventive Medicine Units work as "mini-CDCs" to protect public health for Sailors and Marines around the world. That includes managing threats of vector-borne disease. Four Navy entomologists share their perspectives on a career in the Armed Forces.

Ary Faraji, Ph.D., BCE

Passion or Profession? Mid-Career Reflections of a Medical Entomologist

Ary Faraji, Ph.D., BCE, traces his career arc from class clown to executive director of a major metropolitan mosquito control district. He credits his success to a willingness to take on new challenges, a focus on teamwork, and a passion for entomological adventures. Read Ary's story and find out his advice for success in medical entomology.

lab work

Biodiversity of a Lab: A Community Ecology Perspective on Contributing to a Healthy Ecosystem

A successful science lab is a dynamic, carefully balanced environment not unlike the natural ecosystems that many of us study. Attention to the relationships, individual personalities, and unique stresses of scientific work are all critical to fostering a healthy, balanced lab environment. One entomologist who's worked in roles from undergraduate research assistant to lab leader shares her advice.

AgBiome entomology group

Soft Skills: The Secret Ingredient to a Successful Science Career

Meet entomologist Brooke Bissinger, Ph.D., who credits her success in time management, adaptability, and teamwork to her experience working in the food service industry before she became a scientist. Learn about the soft skills Bissinger gained in that work and how she applies it today as an entomologist in research and development.