RU-N Researchers Star in a Cockroach Odyssey for the Ages


Rutgers University | RU-N Biology Professor Jessica Ware and graduate student Dominic Evangelista set the world abuzz when they identified a cockroach species never before seen in the U.S.—in New York City of all places. The story of how it landed on Evanglista’s lab bench, why he of all people was able to ID it, and who broke the news to the world are equally compelling, spanning one-and-a-half years from the time of discovery to publication of findings and involving a cast of characters worthy of a science-thriller film.