- BA, Goshen College (Chemistry & Molecular Biology)
- PHD, Colorado State University (Entomology)
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Dr. Siderhurst earned a B.A. in chemistry and molecular biology from Goshen College and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Colorado State University. After receiving his degree, Dr. Siderhurst held a postdoctoral research associate position with the USDA-ARS-PBARC in Hilo, Hawai’i, working to identify attractants for several economically important invasive insects. Current research projects include chemical ecology of invasive insect pests in Hawaii, Australia, and Guam. Teaching experience throughout his academic career has lead Dr. Siderhurst to value education as a lifelong process, which especially lends itself to the small institution setting with its small class sizes, close student-professor interactions, and undergraduate-centered research.
Dr. Siderhurst’s research interests include:
- Development of improved attractants for invasive and agriculturally important insect pests including tephritid fruit flies, the little fire ant, and several beetle and moth species
- Synthesis of small organic molecules related to insect chemical ecology including pheromones and secondary plant compounds
- Ecology of invasive species studied through trapping or radio tracking
- Investigating the odor profiles of tropical agricultural products
Church, Community and Professional Service
- Peer reviewer: Journal of Economic Entomology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Environmental Entomology, Journal of Insect Science, Organic Letters, Insect Science (Entomological Society of China), Journal of Applied Entomology, Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Agricultural and Forest Entomology, European Journal of Entomology, Philippine Journal of Science, Journal of Natural Products, Scientific Reports, Insectes Sociaux, Insects, Communications Biology, Planta, Food Control, International Food Research Journal and USDA-ARS
Honors, Awards and Grants
- Jang, E. B., Yu, Y., Siderhurst, M. S. 2014. Push-Kill Strategy: Increasing the exposure of coffee berry borer to Beauveria bassiana using semiochemicals. Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
- Manoukis, N. C., Siderhurst, M. S. 2014. Development and parametrization of a computer model to improve trapping efficiency. International Atomic Energy Agency.
- Siderhurst, M. S., Jang, E. B., Cooperband, M. F. 2013. Attraction and detection of the fruit piercing moth. USDA-APHIS-PPQ.
- Taylor, P. W., Jamie, I. M., Siderhurst, M. S. 2012. Improving efficacy of MAT to enhance area-wide management of Queensland fruit fly. Horticulture Australia Limited.
- Jang, E. B., Siderhurst, M. S. 2011. Improved semiochemicals for detection of coconut Rhinoceros beetle, an invasive pest on coconut and other tropical plants. Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
- Jang, E. B., Siderhurst, M. S. 2011. Improved semiochemicals for coffee berry borer for detection and control. Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
- Jang, E. B., Miller, E., Reyes, J., Caton, B., Siderhurst, M. S. 2011. Development of systems approaches for crops that occur as a result of tephritid fruit fly quarantines in the US. USDA-APHIS-PPQ.
- Jang, E. B., Siderhurst, M. S. 2010. Development of Sex Pheromone-Based Systems for Detection and Control of Fruit Piercing Moth, Eudocima (Othreis) Phalonia (Fullonia). USDA-APHIS-PPQ.
- Siderhurst, M. S. 2009. Chemical ecology of the Little Fire Ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger), for detection, delimitation and control in Hawaii. Hawaii Invasive Species Council Research and Technology Grant Program.
- Cessna, S., Graber Neufeld, D., Kishbaugh, T., Siderhurst, M., Leaman, L. 2009. Promoting learning through authentic and relevant research experiences in environmental monitoring and remediation across ten chemistry and biology laboratory courses. NSF-CCLI.
- Siderhurst, M. S. 2008. Identifying Attractants for the Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber, and the Striped Cucumber Beetle, Acalymma vittatum (F.), from Sprouting/Seedling Host Plants. Thomas F. & Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust Research Grants Program
- Jang, E. B., Siderhurst, M. S., Hollingsworth, R. G., Wright, M. 2007. Identification and Field Use of the Sex Pheromone of Banana Moth, Opogona sacchari Bojer for ‘Value’ Agricultural Crops in Hawaii. Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Program.
- Jang, E. B., M. S. Siderhurst, A. H. Hara, P. Conant. 2005. Detection, Control and Phenology of the Nettle Caterpillar, Darna pallivitta (Moore): Applications of a Pheromone Lure. Hawaii Invasive Species Council Research and Technology Grant Program.
- Jang, E. B., M. S. Siderhurst, A. H. Hara, P. Conant. 2005. Identifying Sex Pheromone Components of the Nettle Caterpillar, Darna pallivitta (Moore), to Facilitate Detection and Pheromone Disruption Control. Hawaii Invasive Species Council Research and Technology Grant Program.
Entomological Society of America
American Chemical Society
International Society of Chemical Ecology
Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists
Professional Conferences Attended
- 2014 International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Bangkok, Thailand
- 2013 International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting, Melbourne, VIC
- 2013 Western Plant Board Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI
- 2010 Entomological Society of America, Eastern Branch Meeting, Annapolis, MD
- 2008 International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting, State College, PA
- 2006 Pacific Branch ESA Meeting, Maui, HI
- 2006 Hawaii Area Wide Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management Program Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI
- 2006 International Chemoreception Workshop on Insects, Key West, FL
- 2005 International Chemoreception Workshop on Insects, Charleston, SC