Prof. Bruce Tabashnik is Head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona, USA. He is one of the most influential scientists of our times in entomology and biological sciences, having led the Department of Entomology at University of Arizona for the last 24 years. Tabashnik's research has provided fundamental knowledge about insects for enhancing agricultural sustainability and reducing the use of harmful insecticides.
Current work focuses on evolution of resistance to insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Web of Science/Clarivate Analytics recognized his work as highly cited in 2018 and 2019. Tabashnik is Fellow of the Royal Society of Entomology, UK and is the recipient of several awards including the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology, Entomological Society of America; and the Koffler Prize in Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity, University of Arizona. He recently won the Plant-Insect Ecosystems Lifetime Achievement Award in Entomology from the Entomological Society of America.