Sengodan Karthi
Postdoctoral Student
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu India

Areas of Expertise:
Molecular Toxicology and Entomology

Research Organisms:
Mosquito vectors; Agriculture pest of Spodoptera litura


Research Focus:

My research is concerned with the biochemical, molecular and proteomic study in the evolution of Insecticide resistance among Agriculture insects of Spodoptera litura and to identify novel molecules for insect control. My work includes molecular and proteomic analysis, in addition to understanding the gene expression pattern of detoxification enzymes. Mainly my research focuses on the role of cytochrome P450 and GST genes in conferring insecticides resistance in agricultural insects and mosquito disease vectors. An also will focus on understanding the circadian clock gene expression mechanism in agricultural insects and mosquito disease vectors.