Russell A Jurenka

Russell A Jurenka

  • Professor
Recent publications:

Krishnan, N., Jurenka, R., Bradbury, S., 2021. Neonicotinoids can cause arrested pupal ecdysis in Lepidoptera. Scientific Reports 11, 15787.

Golov, Y., Liberzon, A., Gurka, R., Soroker, V., Jurenka, R., Harari, A., 2021. Navigation in an odorant-landscape: mate finding and mate choice in a nocturnal moth. Entomologia Generalis doi:10.1127/entomologia/2021/1276.

Gonzalez-Karlsson, A., Golov, Y., Steinitz, H., Goldenberg, I., Gurka, R., Liberzon, A., Soroker, V., Jurenka, R., Harari, A., 2021. Males perceive honest information from female released sex pheromone in a moth. Behavioral Ecology arab073,

Jurenka, R.A. (2020). Lepidoptera: Female Sex Pheromone Biosynthesis and its Hormonal Regulation. In "Insect Pheromone Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2nd edition" (Blomquist, G., Vogt, R., Eds.), Academic Press, New York. pp. 13-88.

Dou, X., Zhang, A., Jurenka, R., 2020. Functional identification of fatty acyl reductases in female pheromone gland and tarsi of the corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.. doi:10.1016/j.ibmb.2019.103260

Dou, X., Liu, S., Soroker, V., Harari, A.R., Jurenka, R., 2019. Pheromone gland transcriptome of the pink bollworm moth, Pectinophora gossypiella: comparison between a laboratory and field population. PLoS One 14, e0220187.


Contact Info

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2310 Pammel Dr.


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Nevada-Reno, 1987
  • M.S., Entomology, Montana State University, 1982
  • B.S., Zoology, Montana State University, 1979