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Release: Dec. 7, 2001

Biology professor named Fellow of professional society

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Barbara Stay, professor of biological sciences in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been selected as a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).

Stay, who earned her bachelor's degree from Vassar College and her master's degree and doctorate in biology from Radcliffe Graduate School of Art and Sciences (Harvard University), has been a professor at the University of Iowa since 1967. Her research has focused on the interaction of the nervous and endocrine systems in regulating insect development and reproduction, specifically in the viviparous cockroach. Stay is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she has received a Fulbright Fellowship, Harvard University's Lalor Foundation Fellowship and the UI's Distinguished Achievement Award.

ESA is a non-profit organization committed to serving the scientific and professional needs of entomologists and individuals in related areas. Representatives from educational institutions, government, health agencies and private industry compose the ESA membership of over 6,000.