Fundamental Research: arthropods' biology, behavior, physiological / chemical ecology, toxicology, molecular immunology and disease transmission.
Applied Research: developing and advancing Integrated Pest Management (IPM); exploring and evaluating efficacy of new chemicals, formulations, and application methods and alternative IPM tactics.
Pest groups: social insects (termites, ants, cockroaches, wasps, etc.); invasive insects (kudzu bugs, etc.), health pests, veterinary pests.