Ramasamy Asokan
Principal Scientist (Agricultural Entomology)
Research / Technician
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR)
Bangalore, Karnataka INDIA

Areas of Expertise:
Insect Molecular Biology

Research Organisms:
Thrips, Bemisia tabaci, Aphids, Mealy bugs, Helicoverpa armigera, Plutella xylostella, Spodoptera litura, Mirids, Leaf hoppers, Bactrocera dorsalis


Research Focus:

RNAi in the management of
1. Sap sucking insects viz. Thrips, whiteflies, aphids, leaf hoppers, mirids
2. Lepidoptera (Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera litura, Plutella xylostella)
3. Discovery and utilization of small RNAs especially microRNAs from insect pests