Agricultural Research Service

Joe Rinehart

Acting Research Leader, Principle Investigator

Since my grad school days, I’ve been primarily focused on insect stress physiology.  Although I have a soft spot for cold stress, I find most any stress intriguing, and I’m interested in most any aspect of the stress response.  This is important because insects rule the world, and the ability to withstand a large range of stresses is a significant reason why.  

Email me: Joseph.Rinehart@ARS.USDA.GOV

George Yocum

Research Physiologist, Researcher

My research focus is insect diapause, thermal biology and the effect of pass stress events on insect physiology

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Sheri Dorsam

Molecular Biologist

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Alex Torson

Staff Scientist

I study the regulation of insect diapause and cold tolerance and how we can use this information to better manage economically important insects. To understand these complex phenotypes, I use an integrative approach combining organismal, physiological, molecular, and computational methods. My primary model is the Alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata, but I have also worked with a variety of other species including the Asian longhorned beetle and the Colorado potato beetle. Read more about Alex HERE.

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Courtney Grula

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Korie Debardlabon

Biological Science Lab Technician

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