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Dr. Thomas C. Baker

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  • Cornell
  • Ph.D. , entomology
    Michigan State University
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International Society of Chemical Ecology, 3 June 2014 [cached]
Thomas C. Baker
ISCE Newletter Vol_21_3, 18 Oct 2005 [cached]
Please send these nominations to Dr Tom Baker, past-President, by December 15 2004.The vice-President position is especially prestigious, as the successful person will assume the role of President the following year.On that subject, I would like to thank Tom for his excellent work as President.Tom has enthusiastically championed the benefits of membership of the society, particularly for students.He wore the "Yellow Tie" with great pride and a certain je ne sais quoi!
BakerPresident Baker reminisces about his times with the yellow tie and the gavel
President Baker welcomed everyone to the meeting.He commented that the period surrounding the cancellation of the Gyeong-ju meeting had been a tumultuous time.He expressed his sadness for all the effort that Dr Boo had put into organizing the meeting, only for it to come to naught due to factors outside Dr Boo's control.He felt the society should honor Dr Boo's contributions to chemical ecology, but this would have to be at a later date since Dr Boo could not attend the Ottawa meeting.Baker then announced the results of the recent elections, with the new vice president being Jocelyn Millar and the new councilors being Gary Blomquist, Bill Hansson, Erika Plettner, and Johannes Steidle.
President Baker thanked Teale for his service.
The meeting was concluded with President Baker handing the presidency over to Hanna Mustaparta.
Finally, I would like to thank Tom Baker for his excellent and enthusiastic work, preceding me as President of ISCE.
Please send names, contact addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of candidates along with a short description of why you think the candidate(s) would be suitable for office, to Dr Tom Baker, Past-President, Department of Entomology
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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