· Ph.D. Biochemistry, State University of New York
· M.S. Biochemistry, State University of New York
· B.S. Biology, University of Albany-SUNY
I’m interested in identifying and elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the genetic and biological bases of virus resistance and tolerance in maize and soybeans. Our current lab objectives include: identifying and characterizing viruses that infect corn and soybean; investigating the effects of genetic factors and light on virus resistance; identification of virus resistance genes; developing corn viruses as gene vectors; and, characterizing virus movement in insect resistant soybeans.
·Ph.D. Plant Biology, University of California-Davis
·B.S. Plant Genetics and Breeding, Brigham Young University
I am interested in plant virus molecular biology and the interactions between viruses and their plant hosts and insect vectors.Current objectives include functional characterization of maize virus genomes and identifying insect transmission determinants.