Areas of Expertise:
bacterial genetics, microbiology, vector biology, yeast, Drosophila
E. coli, Drosophila, S. cerevisiae, C. pipiens
I study the molecular mechanism of Wolbachia induced cytoplasmic incompatibility in insects. With respect to this I seek to develop transgenes that will be effective genetic units for induction of sterility and application of the sterile insect technique.