Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE USA
Areas of Expertise:
Insect molecular biology, bioinformatics, non model insects
Pea aphid, European corn borer, Western corn rootworm
I am a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, working with non-model insects. I am broadly interested in understanding the genetics of complex phenotypes. I work with pea aphids that are excellent laboratory models to investigate environmental control of developmental plasticity. I also work with economically important pests of corn including European corn borer and Western corn rootworm. My research revolves around understanding complex biological processes for example, maternal signals contributing to developmental plasticity in pea aphids, understanding mechanisms of insect resistance to transgenic plants and developing novel pest control mechanisms using genome editing.