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Dr. Thomas C. Baker

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  • Cornell
  • Ph.D. , entomology
    Michigan State University
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February 23, 2013, 17 June 2015 [cached]
Thomas C. Baker, Distinguished Professor of Entomology at Penn State, knew that the male EAB locates a mate by flying over an ash tree, finding a female by identifying her green wings, which are folded over her back, and then dropping straight down onto her. Baker was using dead female EABs for bait to trap the male beetles. Dead EAB decoys are not ideal for trapping because they are fragile and can sometimes disappear from the trap.
Baker then learned that Lakhtakia was able to replicate certain biological materials, such as fly eyes and butterfly wings.
"Akhlesh's technique allows us to present males with different visual stimuli," said Baker, also a faculty member in the University's Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.
"This is a small dataset, but very encouraging," said Baker, who plans to test the decoys in the U.S. this summer.
International Society of Chemical Ecology, 17 Mar 2015 [cached]
Thomas C. Baker
Penn State Alumni Association Los Angeles Chapter, 21 May 2011 [cached]
Thomas Baker, an entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been elected a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), an honor that means he is among the top insect scientists in the world.
Entomology Buzz of the Week, 1 Mar 2010 [cached]
Read and Thomas, along with ESA member Thomas Baker (Penn State) recently received a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative, which focuses on novel approaches to prevent and treat infectious diseases, such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia and diarrheal diseases.
Entomological Society of America Names 2009 Fellows, 31 Aug 2009 [cached]
Dr. Thomas C. Baker, upon graduation from high school, turned down Harvard University in order to attend Cornell because of his strong desire to attain a B.S. degree in entomology, which was awarded in 1972. He worked as a research technician for two years in Wendell Roelofs' lab in Geneva, N.Y. and received his M.S. in entomology from Cornell in 1975. He received his Ph.D. in entomology from Michigan State University in 1979 under the guidance of Ring Cardé. He joined the faculty at UC Riverside in late 1979, where he served as head of the Division of Toxicology and Physiology from 1986-1988, and as chair of the department from 1988-1992. He moved to Iowa State University in 1992, where he served as chair of the Department of Entomology until 1999. In 2003 he started his professorship at Penn State University, where he has continued to perform his research in neuroethology of olfaction and its applications for agents-of-harm detection and integrated pest management.
Since his days as a Cornell undergrad under the spirited tutelage of George Eickwort, Baker has always been grateful to be able to serve society as a "paid explorer" and to be one of the small group of citizens who are allowed to look through the microscope and see what new things they can see and report.
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