Dr. Angela Smilanich

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-1302
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Biology
  • Research Fields: Causes and consequences of variation in the insect immune response
  • Disciplines: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biology, General
  • Location:Washoe County


My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of diet breadth via physiological studies of multitrophic interactions between plants, herbivores, and natural enemies. Specific avenues of study include: (1) evolutionary ecology of insect immunity (2) investigation of plant secondary chemistry as insect immunosuppressant, and (3) behavioral adaptations of herbivores to host plants.