Eastern Mennonite University

Matthew Siderhurst

Matthew Siderhurst

Office Phone: (540) 432-4382

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: RT 108


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Student-professor research focuses on quality of life the world over

Associate Professor

Chemistry Dept

Dr. Siderhurst earned a B.A. in chemistry and molecular biology from Goshen College and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Colorado State University. After receiving his degree, Dr. Siderhurst held a postdoctoral research associate position with the USDA-ARS-PBARC in Hilo, Hawai’i, working to identify attractants for several economically important invasive insects. Current research projects include chemical ecology of invasive insect pests in Hawaii, Australia, and Guam. Teaching experience throughout his academic career has lead Dr. Siderhurst to value education as a lifelong process, which especially lends itself to the small institution setting with its small class sizes, close student-professor interactions, and undergraduate-centered research.

Education

B.A. (Chemistry & Molecular Bio.), Goshen College, Goshen, IN
Ph.D. (Entomology), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA-ARS-PBARC, Hilo, HI

Publications

^ – denotes EMU student authors

  • McQuate, G. T., E. B. Jang, M. S. Siderhurst. 2013. Detection/Monitoring of Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae): Assessing the Potential of Prospective New Lures. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 45: 69–81.
  • Derstine, N. T.^, E. J. Troyer^, C. N. Suttles^, L. A. Siderhurst, E. B. Jang, M. S. Siderhurst. 2012. Field trapping little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger). Insect Science – 12: article 93. (http://www.insectscience.org/12.93/i1536-2442-12-93.pdf)
  • Glick, A. E.^, M. S. Siderhurst, R. J. Miller. 2012. Method Development for Elemental Analysis of Foliar Blueberry (Vaccinium Corybosum L.) Samples. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research 11(1): 36-38.
  • Kishbaugh, T. L. S., S. Cessna, S. J. Horst, L. Leaman, T. Flanagan, D. Graber Neufeldd, M. S. Siderhurst. 2012. Measuring beyond content: a rubric bank for assessing skills in authentic research assignments in the sciences. Chemistry Education Research and Practice. DOI: 10.1039/c2rp00023g
  • Jang, E. B., A. Khrimian, M. S. Siderhurst. 2011. Di- and Tri-fluorinated Analogs of Methyl Eugenol: Attraction to and Metabolism in the Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Journal of Chemical Ecology 37: 553–564.
  • Siderhurst, M.S., E. B. Jang. 2010. Cucumber Volatile Blend Attractive to Female Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett). Journal of Chemical Ecology 36(7): 699-708.
  • Jang, E. B , M. S. Siderhurst, R. G. Hollingsworth, D. N. Showalter^, E. J. Troyer^. 2010. Sex attractant for the banana moth, Opogona sacchari Bojer (Lepidoptera: Tineidae): provisional identification and field evaluation. Pest Management Science 66(4): 454-460.
  • Showalter, D. N.^, E. J. Troyer^, M. Aklu^, E. B. Jang, M. S. Siderhurst. 2010. Alkylpyrazines: Alarm pheromone components of the little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insectes Sociaux 57(2): 223-232.
  • Troyer, E. J.^, N. T. Derstine^, D. N. Showalter^, E. B. Jang, M. S. Siderhurst. 2009. Field studies of Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger) alkylpyrazines: Towards management applications. Sociobiology 54(3): 955-971.
  • Jang, E. B., M. S. Siderhurst, P. Conant, L. A. Siderhurst. 2009. Phenology and population radiation of the nettle caterpillar, Darna pallivitta (Moore) (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) in Hawai’i. Chemoecology 19:7-12.
  • Khrimian A., M. S. Siderhurst, G. T. Mcquate, N. J. Liquido, J. Nagata, L. Carvalho, F. Guzman and E. B. Jang. 2009. Ring-fluorinated analog of methyl eugenol: Attractiveness to and metabolism in the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Journal of Chemical Ecology 35(2):209-218.
  • Siderhurst, M. S., E. B. Jang, A. H. Hara & P. Conant. 2007. n-Butyl (E)-7,9-decadienoate: Sex pheromone component of the nettle caterpillar, Darna pallivitta. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 125:63–69.
  • Nishijima, K. A., M. M. Wall, & M. S. Siderhurst. 2007. Demonstrating pathogenicity of Enterobacter cloacae on Macadamia and identifying associated volatiles of gray kernel of Macadamia in Hawaii. Plant Disease 91:1221-1228.
  • Broadbent, S., M. Farr, E. J. Bernklau, M. S. Siderhurst, D. M. James, & L. B. Bjostad. 2006. Field attraction of termites to a carbon dioxide-generating bait in Australia (Isoptera). Sociobiology 48:771-779.
  • Siderhurst, M. S., D. M. James, & L. B. Bjostad. 2006. Ultraviolet light induced autophototoxicity and negative phototaxis in Reticulitermes termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology 48:27-49.
  • Siderhurst, M. S. & E. B. Jang. 2006a. Female-biased attraction of Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), to a blend of host fruit volatiles from Terminalia catappa L. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32:2513-2524.
  • Siderhurst, M. S. & E. B. Jang. 2006b. Attraction of female Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, to Terminalia catappa fruit in wind tunnel and olfactometer tests. Formosan Entomologist 26:45-55.
  • Nishijima, K. A., M. M. Wall, & M. S. Siderhurst. 2006. Update of gray kernel disease of Macadamia – 2006 . Hawaii Macadamia Nut Association 46th Annual Conference Proceedings 46:16-25.
  • Siderhurst, M. S., D. M. James, T. D. Blunt, & L. B. Bjostad. 2005a. Antimicrobial activity of norharmane against the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) and the caste and phylogenetic distribution of this defense in termites (Insecta: isoptera). Sociobiology 46:563-577.
  • Siderhurst, M. S., D. M. James, T. D. Blunt, & L. B. Bjostad. 2005b. Endosymbiont biosynthesis of norharmane in Reticulitermes termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology 45:687-705.
  • Siderhurst, M. S., D. M. James, D. L. Rithner, D. L. Dick, & L. B. Bjostad. 2005. Isolation and characterization of norharmane from Reticulitermes termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 98:1669-1678.
Church, Community and Professional Service
  • Peer reviewer: Journal of Economic Entomology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, Environmental Entomology, Journal of Insect Science, Organic Letters, Insect Science (Entomological Society of China), Journal of Applied Entomology, Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Agricultural and Forest Entomology, European Journal of Entomology, Philippine Journal of Science, and USDA-ARS
Honors, Awards and Grants
  • Jang, E. B., Yu, Y., Siderhurst, M. S. 2014. Push-Kill Strategy: Increasing the exposure of coffee berry borer to Beauveria bassiana using semiochemicals. Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
  • Manoukis, N. C., Siderhurst, M. S. 2014. Development and parametrization of a computer model to improve trapping efficiency. International Atomic Energy Agency.
  • Siderhurst, M. S., Jang, E. B., Cooperband, M. F. 2013. Attraction and detection of the fruit piercing moth. USDA-APHIS-PPQ.
  • Taylor, P. W., Jamie, I. M., Siderhurst, M. S. 2012. Improving efficacy of MAT to enhance area-wide management of Queensland fruit fly. Horticulture Australia Limited.
  • Jang, E. B., Siderhurst, M. S. 2011. Improved semiochemicals for detection of coconut Rhinoceros beetle, an invasive pest on coconut and other tropical plants. Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
  • Jang, E. B., Siderhurst, M. S. 2011. Improved semiochemicals for coffee berry borer for detection and control. Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
  • Jang, E. B., Miller, E., Reyes, J., Caton, B., Siderhurst, M. S. 2011. Development of systems approaches for crops that occur as a result of tephritid fruit fly quarantines in the US. USDA-APHIS-PPQ.
  • Jang, E. B., Siderhurst, M. S. 2010. Development of Sex Pheromone-Based Systems for Detection and Control of Fruit Piercing Moth, Eudocima (Othreis) Phalonia (Fullonia). USDA-APHIS-PPQ.
  • Siderhurst, M. S. 2009. Chemical ecology of the Little Fire Ant, Wasmannia auropunctata (Roger), for detection, delimitation and control in Hawaii. Hawaii Invasive Species Council Research and Technology Grant Program.
  • Cessna, S., Graber Neufeld, D., Kishbaugh, T., Siderhurst, M., Leaman, L. 2009. Promoting learning through authentic and relevant research experiences in environmental monitoring and remediation across ten chemistry and biology laboratory courses. NSF-CCLI.
  • Siderhurst, M. S. 2008. Identifying Attractants for the Spotted Cucumber Beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber, and the Striped Cucumber Beetle, Acalymma vittatum (F.), from Sprouting/Seedling Host Plants. Thomas F. & Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust Research Grants Program
  • Jang, E. B., Siderhurst, M. S., Hollingsworth, R. G., Wright, M. 2007. Identification and Field Use of the Sex Pheromone of Banana Moth, Opogona sacchari Bojer for ‘Value’ Agricultural Crops in Hawaii. Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Program.
  • Jang, E. B., M. S. Siderhurst, A. H. Hara, P. Conant. 2005. Detection, Control and Phenology of the Nettle Caterpillar, Darna pallivitta (Moore): Applications of a Pheromone Lure. Hawaii Invasive Species Council Research and Technology Grant Program.
  • Jang, E. B., M. S. Siderhurst, A. H. Hara, P. Conant. 2005. Identifying Sex Pheromone Components of the Nettle Caterpillar, Darna pallivitta (Moore), to Facilitate Detection and Pheromone Disruption Control. Hawaii Invasive Species Council Research and Technology Grant Program.
Professional Memberships

Entomological Society of America
American Chemical Society
International Society of Chemical Ecology

Professional Conferences Attended
  • 2014 International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2013 International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2013 Western Plant Board Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI
  • 2010 Entomological Society of America, Eastern Branch Meeting, Annapolis, MD
  • 2008 International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting, State College, PA
  • 2006 Pacific Branch ESA Meeting, Maui, HI
  • 2006 Hawaii Area Wide Fruit Fly Integrated Pest Management Program Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI
  • 2006 International Chemoreception Workshop on Insects, Key West, FL
  • 2005 International Chemoreception Workshop on Insects, Charleston, SC