Bruce Tabashnik
Professor and Department Head, Department of Entomology
(520) 621-1141

B.S. Zoology, University of Michigan Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Stanford University Fellow of AAAS and the Entomological Society of America Tabashnik studies the evolution and management of insect resistance to insecticides and transgenic plants. Current work focuses on evolution of resistance to insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Web of Science lists more than 10,000 citations of his >300 publications.

Selected Citations: 

Tabashnik, B. E., A. J. Gassmann, D. W. Crowder and Y. Carrière. 2008. Insect resistance to Bt crops: evidence versus theory. Nature Biotechnology 26: 199-202.

Tabashnik, B. E., T. Brévault and Y. Carrière. 2013. Insect resistance to Bt crops: lessons from the first billion acres. Nature Biotechnology 31: 510-521.

Carroll, S. P., P. Søgaard Jørgensen, M. T. Kinnison, C. T. Bergstrom, R. F. Denison, P. Gluckman, T. B. Smith, S. Y. Strauss and B. E. Tabashnik. 2014. Applying evolutionary biology to address global challenges. Science, published online 11 September 2014, doi:10.1126/science.1245993.

Research Themes: 
Agriculture
Pest management
Public Health
Pest management

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