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Entomological Society of America announces 2013 fellows
Date:7/31/2013

community-level effects of chemical signaling. She is particularly interested in the ecological functions of plant-derived olfactory cues, and many of her most significant research accomplishments have documented previously unexpected levels of informational complexity in plant volatile emissions and elucidated the sophisticated ways in which insects and other organisms interpret and respond to volatile signals.

A native Brazilian, Dr. De Moraes earned her B.S. from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. After graduating, she came to the United States and completed a doctorate in entomology at the University of Georgia. Since 2001 she has been a faculty member of the Department of Entomology at Penn State University. In 2013 she accepted a professorship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, where she will be heading the Laboratory of Biocommunication and Entomology.

Over the course of her career, Dr. De Moraes has amassed an impressive record of innovative research and has produced a number of truly ground-breaking studies, some of which have revealed completely novel and unexpected aspects of chemical signaling and opened new lines of research into the chemical mediation of interactions among plants and other organisms. This work has been broadly influential both within and beyond the field of chemical ecology. De Moraes's findings have been published in leading scientific journals including Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and frequently receive coverage from popular press outlets around the world. Her research is discussed in textbooks from a variety of life-science disciplines and has also been the subject of several documentary films and of articles in major media outlets and popular science magazines that reach a broad audience.

Dr. De Moraes's accomplishments have been recognized through numerous awards and honors, including a pre
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Contact: Richard Levine
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Entomological Society of America
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