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

Areas of Expertise:
virus-vector interaction, molecular entomology

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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.