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Name: Aaron Haselton
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Department: Biology

Expertise Keywords: Entomology, Insect Physiology

Available For: interviews, essays

Expertise: I have earned a B.S. degree in Biology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I conduct research and publish peer-reviewed journal articles in the area of Insect Physiology. I also serve as a reviewer for many scientific journals.

Currrent Research: Carbohydrate homeostasis in insects.
Insect digestive physiology.
The effects of nutrition on insect behavior.
Insect neuroendocrinology.

Contact Information

E-mail Address: haseltoa@newpaltz.edu

Other Information

Positions held at New Paltz prior to current position:
Assistant Professor of Biology

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry at Brown University

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center


University of Massachusetts Amherst 2001-2005 Ph.D. 2005 Entomology
University of Massachusetts Amherst 1992-1997 B.S. 1997 Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst 1999-2001 M.S. 2001 Entomology

Organizational Memberships

Entomological Society of America
American Association for the Advancement of Science


Journal Articles:

Haselton, A. T., Halpern, R., Vinson, R., and Klein, R. 2011. Effects of nutrition on lifelong sleep and activity patterns in Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104: 749-760.

Haselton, A. T., Fridell, Y-W. C. 2011. Insulin injection and hemolymph extraction to measure insulin sensitivity in adult Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Visualized Experiments 52: e2722 (2011).

Haselton, A. T., and Fridell, Y-W. C. 2010. Adult Drosophila melanogaster as a model for the study of glucose homeostasis. Aging 2: 1-4.

Haselton, A. T., Sharmin, E., Schrader, J., Sah, M., Poon, P., Fridell, Y-W. C. 2010. Partial ablation of adult Drosophila insulin-producing neurons modulates glucose homeostasis and extends life span without insulin resistance. Cell Cycle 9: 3063-3071.

Haselton, A.T., Downer, K.E., Zylstra, J., Stoffolano, J.G., Jr. 2009. Serotonin inhibits protein feeding in the Blow Fly, Phormia regina (Meigen). Journal of Insect Behavior 22: 452-463.

Haselton A.T., Yin, C.-M., Stoffolano, J.G., Jr. 2008. FMRFamide-like immunoreactivity in the central nervous system and alimentary tract of the non-hematophagous blow fly Phormia regina and the hematophagous horse fly Tabanus nigrovittatus. Journal of Insect Science 8: 1-17.

Downer, K., Haselton, A.T., Nachman, R.J., Stoffolano, J.G., Jr. 2007. Insect satiety: sulfakinin localization and the effect of drosulfakinin on protein and carbohydrate ingestion in the blow fly, Phormia regina (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Journal of Insect Physiology 53: 106-112.

Haselton, A.T., Yin, C.-M., Stoffolano, J.G., Jr. 2006. The effects of Calliphora vomitoria Tachykinin-I and the FMRFamide-related peptide Perisulfakinin on female Phormia regina crop contractions, in vitro. Journal of Insect Physiology, 52: 436-441.

Haselton, A.T., Yin, C.-M., Stoffolano, J.G., Jr. 2006. Occurrence of serotonin immunoreactive cells and processes in the central nervous system and midgut of the horse fly, Tabanus nigrovittatus (Diptera: Tabanidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 42: 252-257.

Haselton, A.T., Stoffolano, J.G., Jr., Nichols, R., Yin, C.-M. 2004. Peptidergic innervation of the crop and the effects of an ingested nonpeptidal agonist on longevity in female Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 4: 684-690.