University of Florida
Gainesville, FL USA
Areas of Expertise:
insect pathology, insect physiology
Asian citrus psyllid, stink bugs, Lepidoptera, honey bee.
We study the molecular interactions between viruses and Bt toxins with the insect gut, including analysis of gut physiology. Knowledge of these interactions is then used to optimize current insect management strategies and to develop environmentally benign alternatives to current measures.