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Entomological Society of America recognizes 2014 fellows
Date:7/30/2014

The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected ten new Fellows of the Society for 2014. The election as a Fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extension, or administration. The following Fellows will be recognized during Entomology 2014 -- ESA's 62nd Annual Meeting -- which will be held November 16-19, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

DR. NILSA A. BOSQUE-PREZ is a professor with the Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences at the University of Idaho (UI). She is internationally known for her research on insect-host plant interactions, insect vectors of plant viruses, and host plant resistance to insects and pathogens. She is additionally recognized for her distinguished contributions to interdisciplinary graduate education.

Bosque-Prez was born in San Sebastin, Puerto Rico in 1957 and spent her early years living at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Agricultural Experiment Station in Adjuntas, where her father served as agronomist and director. Following in her father's footsteps, she obtained a B.S. in agricultural sciences from UPR Mayagez (1979). She then attended the University of California, Davis, where she received her M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1985) in entomology. In 1985, she joined the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria, where she worked for 11 years as a member of a multidisciplinary team of scientists working to increase food production, productivity, and sustainability in sub-Saharan Africa. Bosque-Prez joined the UI faculty in 1997 and attained the rank of full professor in 2006. She served as interim dean of the UI College of Graduate Studies from 2010 to 2011.

Bosque-Prez has contributed to fundamental discoveries in the field of host plant-virus-vector interactions, including demonstrating that transgenic virus resistance can influence vector life history and
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Contact: Richard Levine
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Entomological Society of America
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