Karen Barandoc-Alviar
Postdoctoral Student
Research Associate
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS USA
kbalviar@ksu.edu

Areas of Expertise:
virus-vector interaction, molecular entomology

Research Organisms:
planthopper

 

Research Focus:

My research focuses on virus-vector interaction and we use the emerging model system, Peregrinus maidis, the corn planthopper and Maize mosaic rhabdovirus (MMV). Our goal is to identify vector molecules that respond to virus infection and how changes in vector physiology and behavior affect efficiency of transmission to host plants.