Tomberlin, Jeffery individual record

My areas of interest and expertise are the ecology and biology of flies associated with decomposing matter. Primarily, my research falls into two categories, 1) determine proper methods for suppressing fly populations associated with animal waste on confined animal facilities, 2) understanding the biology of insects that colonize human remains in order to assist law enforcement personnel in estimating the time of colonization of a corpse in order to provide a minimum postmortem interval.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles171
  • McKenna, C. H., Asgari, D., Crippen, T. L., Zheng, L., Sherman, R. A., Tomberlin, J. K., Meisel, R. P., & Tarone, A. M. (2022). Gene expression in Lucilia sericata ( Diptera : Calliphoridae ) larvae exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii identifies shared and microbe‐specific induction of immune genes. Insect Molecular Biology. 31(1), 85-100.
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  • Heo, C. C., Teel, P. D., OConnor, B. M., & Tomberlin, J. K. (2021). Acari community in association with delayed pig carrion decomposition. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 85(2-4), 223-246.
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  • Zhang, Y., Yang, C., Li, C., Xu, Z., Peng, P., Xue, C., ... Cao, Y. (2021). Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens L.) larval diet improves CD8+ lymphocytes proliferation to eliminate chicken coronavirus at an early infection stage. Veterinary Microbiology. 260, 109151-109151.
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  • Scieuzo, C., Nardiello, M., Farina, D., Scala, A., Cammack, J. A., Tomberlin, J. K., ... Falabella, P. (2021). Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) Odorant Binding Proteins and Their Interactions with Selected Volatile Organic Compounds: An In Silico Approach. Insects. 12(9), 814-814.
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  • van Huis, A., Rumpold, B. A., van der Fels-Klerx, H. J., & Tomberlin, J. K. (2021). Advancing edible insects as food and feed in a circular economy. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. 7(5), 935-948.
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  • Carter, D. O., Tomberlin, J. K., Benbow, M. E., & Metcalf, J. L. (2017). Forensic Microbiology. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • Carter, D. O., Tomberlin, J. K., Benbow, M. E., & Metcalf, J. L. (2017). Perspectives on the future of forensic microbiology. Forensic Microbiology. 376-378. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • Singh, B., Crippen, T. L., & Tomberlin, J. K. (2017). An introduction to metagenomic data generation, analysis, visualization, and interpretation. Forensic Microbiology. 94-126. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • Tomberlin, J. K., Benbow, M. E., Barnes, K. M., & Jordan, H. R. (2017). Arthropod-microbe interactions on vertebrate remains. Forensic Microbiology. 274-311. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • Jordan, H. R., Tomberlin, J. K., Wood, T. K., & Benbow, M. E. (2015). Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications. Benbow, M. E., Tomberlin, J. K., & Tarone, A. M. (Eds.), Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications. 433-459. CRC Press.
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  • Tomberlin, J. K., & Eric Benbow, M. (2015). Forensic Entomology. Tomberlin, J. K., & Benbow, M. E. (Eds.), Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers. 417-422. CRC Press.
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Conference Papers2
  • Lashley, M. A., Barton, B. T., Jordan, H. R., & Tomberlin, J. K. (2017). Community responses to an experimental mass mortality event and the role of vertebrate scavengers. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. 57, E321-E321.
  • Surendra, K. C., Olivier, R., Tomberlin, J. K., Jha, R., & Khanal, S. K. (2016). Bioconversion of organic wastes into biodiesel and animal feed via insect farming. Renewable Energy. 98, 197-202.
Repository Documents / Preprints2
  • Sare, L., Bankston, S., Tomberlin, J. K., & Sawyer, S. J. (2019). Improving Forensic Science Information Seeking.
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  • Sare, L., Bankston, S., & Tomberlin, J. K. (2018). Developing an Information Literacy-Intensive Forensic Science Course.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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mailing address
Texas A&M University; Entomology; 2475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475