Knipple, Douglas C

Douglas C. Knipple is Associate Professor of Insect Molecular Genetics in the Department of Entomology at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. He received a B.S. degree in Biology from Hobart College in 1976 and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell University in 1983. He did postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institut for Developmental Biology in TŸbingen, Germany from 1983-1985. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1985.

Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Major areas of investigation have focused on ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors of the insect nervous system, enzymes used by lepidopteran inects for sex pheromone biosynthesis, and RNA binding proteins that play essential roles in the embryonic development of the codling moth,


  • RNA binding proteins
  • acyl-CoA desaturases
  • biochemistry
  • embryonic development
  • entomology
  • gene family evolution
  • insecticide target sites
  • integral membrane proteins
  • lepidopteran pheromone biosynthesis
  • ligand-gated chloride channels
  • male reproductive biology
  • molecular genetics
  • target site resistance ion channels voltage-sensitive sodium channel neurotransmitter receptors