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Sweetener Is Toxic To Fruit Flies

June 16, 2014

Daniel Marenda, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were noted in stories about a study they co-led which identified a common sugar substitute, erythritol, as a potential safe and effective insecticide. The research, inspired by a science fair project of Marenda’s son, was featured on June 16 in Chemical and Engineering News and on WOR-AM radio (New York). View Story