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Collecting wasps at the Sustainable Gardens at Farmingdale State College

Dr. Carly Tribull

Assistant Professor
 Hale 113
 Varies by Semester, please email for current Office Hours


PhD in Comparative Biology (2015) - Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History 
Bachelor of Arts (2011) - The University of California, Berkeley


My research focuses on the taxonomy and evolutionary history of parasitoid wasps, insects that lethally utilize other insects as a food source and environment for their developing young. With undergraduates researchers, I collect wasps, sequence their DNA, and construct evolutionary trees to better understand their behavior, biology, and potential impact as biocontrol agents.

As an artist, I am also interested in combining illustration and biology in the form of educational comics for undergraduates and younger students. I use comics as a form of educational outreach and am interested in researching their utility as a learning tool.

If you are an undergraduate at Farmingdale State College that is interested in either area of research, please send me an email!


Tribull, C.M. 2017. Sequential Science: A guide to communication through comics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 110 (5): 457–466.

Tribull, C.M. 2016.A new record of Oxyuridae (nematodes) in Dermophis mexicanus with an assessment of parasite loads. Herpetological Review 47 (2): 189–191.  

Tribull, C.M. 2016. Five new species and key for Australian Epyris Westwood (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae). Zootaxa 4105 (4): 368–380. 

Tribull, C.M. 2015. Phylogenetic Relationships among the Subfamilies of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) as reconstructed by molecular sequencing. Journal of Hymenoptera Research (45): 1–15.

Please see CV for complete list of awards and grants.


National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2015) 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (2013)

Please see CV for complete list of awards and grants. 


Biology 120 (General Biology for non-majors)
Entomology 198