T.-X. has received numerous awards in various institutions and societies. In his more than 30-year career at three universities, Dr. Liu has been very active in teaching and student training. He taught general entomology, horticultural entomology, biological control, and IPM. Currently, he teaches an introductory entomology class in China. He has supervised 85 graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and visiting scientists.
T.-X. has been an ESA member since late the 1990s, and served in several capacities, including as President of the International Branch in 2013. He has co-organized more than 20 symposia worldwide and assumed approximately 20 roles in various scientific societies worldwide. He has served as editor, associate editor, and editorial board member of more than ten journals, including Biological Control, Journal of Insect Science, Insect Science, and several others. T.-X. is married to Yong-Mei Zhang and has a son, Mike. His hobbies include Chinese calligraphy, wine, food, and travel.
DR. NANCY A. MORAN is a professor at the University of Texas. She is internationally recognized for her research on symbiosis between insects and bacteria.
Moran was born December 21, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, where she lived until beginning college at the University of Texas in Austin where she received a B.A. in the Plan II honors program in 1976. She then attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, where she obtained a Ph.D. in zoology in 1982. She was an NSF postdoctoral fellow from 1984-1986, based at Northern Arizona University. In 1986 she accepted a position as assistant professor of entomology at the University of Arizona. She remained at Arizona for 24 years, later joining the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in which s
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