Dr. Robert E Lewis

Professor Emeritus
In Memoriam
Photograph of Robert E. Lewis

December 1, 1929 — January 18, 2017

The research of Dr. Robert E. Lewis (1929-2017) focused on parasite/host relationships, with much of his research dedicated to studying fleas (Siphonaptera). While he was a professor at Iowa State University, in addition to publishing numerous works on geographical distribution, host preference and morphology of ectoparasitic arthropods he helped curate the Insect Collection and produced the Flea News newsletter. 

An obituary was published in the Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(4):670-677, https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.119.4.670

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Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1959