DR. JOCELYN MILLAR is a professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). He is internationally known for his research on insect chemical ecology, and the development of applications for insect semiochemicals and related compounds.
Professor Millar was born in Harlow, England in 1954, and his family immigrated to Canada in 1957. He attended the University of British Columbia for two years, studying engineering, then worked and traveled in Europe, Africa, and Asia for two years. After returning to Canada, he enrolled at Simon Fraser University, graduating with a B.S. in chemistry in 1979. He then obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry at Simon Fraser with A. C. (Cam) Oehlschlager, identifying and synthesizing grain beetle aggregation pheromones. After graduation in 1983, he worked on host plant-based attractants for elm bark beetles with R.M. Silverstein (State University of New York, Syracuse) for a year, before joining the National Research Council of Canada's laboratory in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for two years, studying pheromones of geometrid and arctiid moths with E.W. Underhill. He then ran a large toxicology laboratory in Vancouver for two years, before taking his current position at UC Riverside in 1988. He was invited to become a Cooperating Faculty Member in the Department of Chemistry at UC Riverside in 1999.
Millar's research is primarily focused on insect chemical ecology. His program is vertically integrated to encompass basic behavioral studies demonstrating that chemical communication is occurring through the isolation, identification, and synthesis of the chemical signals, to the verification of the biological activity of th
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