Dr. Wayne Gall has been one of Science Exploration Day’s Large Group presenters since 2006, educating thousands of high school students about local issues related to entomology, like mosquitoes, ticks and bed bugs.

Dr. Gall has been Regional Entomologist for the New York State Depart- ment of Health in Buffalo since November 2001. He provides technical assistance on arthropods of public health importance to the 17 county health departments in the Western Region and performs associated research.

Dr. Gall is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at SUNY Buffalo State where he maintains a laboratory and has taught two graduate courses (Medical Entomology; Insect Biodiversity). He earned his B.A. in Biology at the University of Buffalo, M.S. in Entomology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Toronto.

Prior to his appointment with the NYS Department of Health, Dr. Gall served on the staff of the Buffalo Museum of Science for nearly 19 years. His initial appointment in 1983 was as the Museum's first Administrator of Tifft Nature Preserve. From 1989 – 2001, he was Associate Curator and then Curator of Entomology at the Museum.