Jacob Wenger
Ohio State Presidential Fellow
Graduate Student
The Ohio State University
Wooster, OH USA
wenger.93@osu.edu

Areas of Expertise:
Entomology, Population Genetics/Genomics

Research Organisms:
Aphis glycines

 

Research Focus:

I am interested in the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms governing adaptation in pest insect populations, and how these mechanisms can be used to develop insect resistance management plans. My current work utilizes genomic analyses to clarify the inheritance and population dynamics of virulence to plant resistance in the soybean aphid (Aphis glycines). I am also interested in the role of plasticity and endosymbionts in insect adaptation.