Sajleen Phagura
Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate Student
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA USA
Website
sphag001@ucr.edu

Areas of Expertise:
Molecular Biology, Mosquito Genetics

Research Organisms:
Aedes aegypti

 

Research Focus:

Prior studies in our lab has showed the Cry11A toxin binds to specific receptors that modulate its toxicity (Chen, Aimanova, and Gill, 2017; Lee, Aimanova, and Gill, 2014). However, at low toxin doses in wild-type mosquitoes, and at higher doses in Cry11A-resistant mosquitoes, the larvae are able to overcome these toxin doses. My research focuses on finding the mechanisms by which these changes occur.