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MSU Holistic Insect Systematics Laboratory | Michigan State University

Our goal is to use multiple sources of data to improve insect systemics, taxonomy and phylogenetics.

What's New

Aaron Smith, former Ph.D. student, accepts position at University of Northern Arizona

In fall 2014, Dr. Smith joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences, Arizona University, Flagstaff as a tenure-track Asisstant Profesoor. He is also a Curator of the Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity. His research on beetle systematics is summarized at the Smith Insect Biodiversity Lab website.

Contact us

Anthony Cognato, Director
Holistic Insect Systematics Laboratory
Natural Science Building
288 Farm Lane Room 445A
East Lansing, MI 48824

The Albert J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection (ARC) personnel have undertaken many research trips throughout the continental United States, especially Michigan, and abroad. Read about their expeditions.

Costa Rica