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John McCulloch

John McCulloch

  • Graduate Assistant-Research
Pursuing excellence and professionalism in Entomology.

I obtained my BS and MS at Washington State University. My MS was med/vet focused, and I studied the reproductive biology and population genetics of the avian ectoparasite Ornithonyssus sylviarum (northern fowl mite). After obtaining my MS, I worked in the field from 2011 through 2018. I sampled salmonids for 5 years with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and worked as a hazardous waste chemist/CDL driver for Clean harbors Environmental Services for 1.75 years. Here at ISU I am quantifying the interactions between Bt corn, soil applied insecticide, and larval density on survival and sub-lethal effects of corn root worm. I am interested in population dynamics, genetics, and all things entomological.

I bring my passion with me in all I do. I aim to produce the best, and to deliver the finest work possible. I am committed to working with my colleagues, not against them. I stand for personal integrity and responsibility. I am a student of life and will never stop learning.

I enjoy many things outside work. A sampling of those things includes outdoor activities and exercise, music, swing dancing, cooking, and bonsai.

Contact Info

1344 Adv Tch Res Bd
2213 Pammel Dr


  • M.S., Entomology, Washington State University 2010
  • B.S., Biology, emphasis in Entomology, Washington State University 2007, Magna Cum Laude

Area of Expertise

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Population dynamics
  • Hazardous waste