With sadness, we announce that the Center for Insect Science will be closing on October 30, 2020. We have enjoyed working with the University of Arizona and community since 1989. Thank you for your support!

Welcome to the Center for Insect Science

The Center for Insect Science (CIS) is a Division of the Bio5 Institute at the University of Arizona, Tucson. The Center was founded in 1989 when it received one of the three original National Science Foundation Biological Centers Awards. The Center is not a physical entity as such but its administration provides an umbrella organization; the Center's role is to foster collaborative research and education across topics relevant to integrative biology and areas of biomedicine and biotechnology that employ insects and other arthropods as model systems or investigate their medical impact. It is recognized that insects provide outstanding research and training opportunities at all levels, from undergraduate to postdoctoral training and career development. . (read more)




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