University of Sao Paulo and University of California Riverside
Piracicaba, Sao Paulo Brasil
Areas of Expertise:
Molecular biology, Entomology, Gene edition (CRISPR)
Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall armyworm)
The main objective of my research is to understand how polyphagous insects can overcome the effects of plant peptidase inhibitors (PPI). We have been studing the molecular interactions between the PPI and the serine peptidase genes present in the insects midgut.