Year of Honorary Fellowship, 2012
David L. Denlinger holds the rank of Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus, at the Ohio State University. His research career emphasizing insect molecular physiology has focused on insect diapause, stress physiology and tsetse reproductive physiology. His field experiences range from the tropics (Kenya and Panama) to Antarctica.
He received his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. After a postdoc with Jan de Wilde at the Agricultural University in Wageningen, the Netherlands, he joined the staff of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya for two years, and then moved back to the U.S. to the laboratory of Carroll Williams at Harvard for two years before joining the faculty of Ohio State University in 1976. He served as Chair of the Department of Entomology for 11 years. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Gregor Mendel Medal from the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Antarctic Service Medal, ICIPE Achievement Award, and Fellowship in the Entomological Society of America and Royal Entomological Society. He served as editor of the Journal of Insect Physiology for 20 years and is the founding editor of Current Opinion in Insect Science.