Entomology Research at NCSU

Information about Entomology research programs at NCSU.

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Entomology Graduate Program

Find out what you need to become a graduate student in the Entomology department.

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Entomology Undergrad Minor

The department offers an undergraduate minor in Entomology intended for students who are interested in insects, their management, and their role in natural and agricultural ecosystems.

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Entomology Graduate Student Association

The EGSA provides students with opportunities to organize seminars, meetings, field trips and other functions concerned with common interests of the members of the association.

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Subtypes of Insect Nictoinic Receptors

Vincent L Salgado

Team Leader, Insecticide Mode of Action, BASF


Dr. Salgado began investigating the mode of action of insecticides while an undergraduate at the University of California at Riverside, where he completed his B.Sc. in Biology in 1976 and Ph.D. in Entomology in 1981.  After an NIH postdoc at Northwestern University Medical School, he joined the Rohm and Haas Company in 1984, where he continued studying insecticide mode of action, in an industrial setting.  In 1991 he joined Dow AgroSciences, but moved to Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company in 1997.  From 2000 to 2005, he continued mode of action research in Germany as Rhone-Poulenc became part of Aventis CropScience in 2000, and then part of Bayer CropScience in 2003.  In 2005, Dr. Salgado returned to the U.S. to lead insecticide mode of action research at BASF Corporation in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  He has published 45 papers and reviews on the modes of action of various insecticides.