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Katherine Easterling



Research Molecular Biologist


Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2019, Florida State University

B.S. Biological Science, 2013, Florida State University

Research Interests:

Exploring and describing insect vector gene expression in tree fruit phytoplasma pathosystems.


To better understand the molecular mechanisms of phytoplasma infection in insect vectors related to tree fruit disease through comparative transcriptomics and gene ontology, with the ultimate goal of immunizing insect to phytoplasma infection, enabling pesticide use reduction.

Current Research:


Katherine A. Easterline, PhD - Google Scholar