Alec C. Gerry, a professor of veterinary entomology and extension specialist has been selected to receive the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). He will be presented with the award at the ESA’s annual meeting in November 2015.
Gerry received his bachelor’s degree in biology at UC Berkeley and his doctorate in medical and veterinary entomology at UC Riverside.
His research and extension program focuses on the biology, ecology, and management of pest arthropods and disease vectors associated with animal agriculture. He has published more than 100 scientific and extension articles, and given more than 170 scientific and extension presentations in the area of veterinary entomology. He is a member and current chair of the U.S. Department of Agriculture S-1060 multistate research and extension project, in support of which he maintains a website and a database of state-registered pesticides for use against animal pests that can be accessed at this website.
Prior to his appointment at UCR in 2003, Gerry was a senior public health biologist for the California Department of Public Health, Vector-Borne Disease Section. He also is a recent retiree from the U.S. Army Medical Department following 26 years of combined active and reserve military service.