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Dr. Benjamin Sadd

Professor of Infectious Disease Ecology
Ctr for Math Sci & Technology
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 337
  • About
  • Education
  • Research

Current Courses


495.004Graduate Research In Biological Sciences

299.006Independent Honor Study

499.020Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

499.120Independent Research For The Master's Thesis Last Term

287.001Independent Study

400.002Independent Study

311.099Rainforest Ecology

408.099Rainforest Ecology

599.024Research In The Biological Sciences

599.124Research In The Biological Sciences Final Term

495.002Graduate Research In Biological Sciences

499.020Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

400.020Independent Study

599.024Research In The Biological Sciences

Teaching Interests & Areas

Infectious Disease,
Ecological immunology,

Research Interests & Areas

Host-parasite evolutionary ecology; host immune defense evolution; host-beneficial microbe interactions; ecological immunology; pollinator health; life-history investment

Ph D Natural Sciences

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Zurich, Switzerland

MS Zoology

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

Journal Article

Calhoun, AC, Harrod, AE, Bassingthwaite, TA & Sadd, BM (2021) Testing the multiple stressor hypothesis: Chlorothalonil exposure alters transmission potential of a bumblebee pathogen but not individual host health. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288, 20202922.
Duffield, KR, Hunt, J, Sadd, BM, Sakaluk, SK, Oppert, B, Rosario-Cora, K, Behle, R & Ramirez, JL (2021) Active and covert infections of cricket iridovirus and Acheta domesticus densovirus in reared Gryllodes sigillatus crickets. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, 780796.
Hampton, KJ, Duffield, KR, Hunt, J, Sakaluk, SK & Sadd, BM (2021) Male and female genotype and a genotype-by-genotype interaction mediate the effects of mating on cellular but not humoral immunity in female decorated crickets. Heredity, 126, 477-490.
Sun, C, Huang, J, Wang, Y, …, Sadd, BM, Hahn, M, Schaack, S, Barribeau, SM, Williams, PH, Waterhouse, RM, Mueller, RL (2021) Genus-wide characterization of bumblebee genomes provides insights into their evolution and variation in ecological and behavioral traits. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 38, 486-501.
Cameron, SA & Sadd, BM (2020) Global trends in bumble bee health. Annual Review of Entomology, 65, 209-232.


Give it all we got tonight? Terminal investment and male cricket calling effort. 23rd Annual Animal Behavior Conference. Indiana University. (2016)
The effect of environmental temperatures on reptilian B cell function. Autumn Immunology Conference. (2015)

Grants & Contracts

MRI: Acquisition of a high speed cell sorter for interdisciplinary student research and training in Biological Sciences. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2017)