Thais Souza
Postdoctoral Research
Postdoctoral Student
University of Sao Paulo and University of California Riverside
Piracicaba, Sao Paulo Brasil
thaispaulasouza@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise:
Molecular biology, Entomology, Gene edition (CRISPR)

Research Organisms:
Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall armyworm)

 

Research Focus:

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.