|R Morrison Lab - Rachel Wilkins|
Email: rvw [at] ksu.edu
Rachel Wilkins graduated with a B.S. in Biology at Kansas State University. She is currently a Master’s student studying Entomology at Kansas State and co-advised by Dr. Rob Morrison and Kun-Yan Zhu (KSU). Her research focuses on attract-and-kill methods to control stored product insects, and investigates the use of long-lasting insecticide netting to prevent dispersal and infestations. Working as a former undergraduate and current graduate student at the USDA-ARS has provided her with diverse exposure to lab techniques and skills. Her interests in entomology began at a young age and resurfaced while taking entomology courses and participating in entomology research symposia in college. Pest management, biocontrol, environmental conservation, insect taxonomy/physiology, and insect behavior are just some of the many topics that of interest. In the future, she hopes to increase her knowledge in pest management and use it to manage and preserve threatened habitats.