Education Ph.D. Biochemistry, State University of New York M.S. Biochemistry, State University of New York B.S. Biology, University of Albany-SUNY
Research Goals My primary research interests are identify and elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the genetic and biological bases of virus resistance and tolerance in maize. Current approaches include projects to: 1) identify and characterize emerging and re-emerging insect transmitted diseases of maize; 2) characterize resistance to multiple viruses in maize inbred lines; 3) develop genetic and genomic information on insect vectors of maize and soybean viruses; and, 4) understand virus factors required for disease, transmission, and interactions with crops, and to develop new virus-based research tools for studying genefunction in cereals. I'm also involved with research projects to characterize genetic factors associated with quality traits in soft wheat.
Education Ph.D. Major: Plant Physiology; Minor: Molecular Genetics and Statistics University of Illinois at Urbana Post Grad Diploma, Seed Technology, Massey University, New Zealand M.S., Crop Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University
Research Goals Conduct research to enhance soybean germplasm for resistance to diseases, insects, and other desirable traits.
Research Interests: Assist in research pertaining to the improvement and enhancement of soybean germplasm. I assist in planting studies and laboratory procedures that focus on resistance to diseases, insects, and other environmental factors; while researching germplasm with other desirable traits.
Jane Todd Biological Science Lab Technician (Microbiology)
Education B.S. Entomology, University of Illinois M.S. Entomology, Ohio State University
Research Interests Vector biology: interactions between plant viruses and their vectors Insect feeding behavior (EPG) Host plant resistance to soybean pests