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Dr. Sherry Adrianos    

Dr. Sherry Adrianos
Research Molecular Biologist

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ATTN: Sherry Adrianos
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

Telephone: 785.776.2740
Fax: 785.537.5584

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Dr. Adrianos received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture in 2012. She served as a postdoctoral Research Molecular Biologist in the Bean Sorghum Chemistry Lab at the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in the Grain Quality Structure and Research Unit prior to joining the Oppert lab in March 2016 as a postdoctoral Research Molecular Biologist. Her research interests include proteins, enzyme function/inhibition, DNA, genetics, and currently studying gene function utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 gene disruption technology.
     Current research includes elucidating and validating potential gene targets for pest control strategies utilizing species specific gene disruption technologies, CRISPR/Cas9 and RNAi in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum and other stored food product pests. Other projects include the further development and modification of molecular methods for gene editing strategies. The goal of these projects is to develop new methods of stored product pest control to reduce or eliminate potential concerns with pesticide residue on food products to ensure safe food products for consumers while generating safer stored product pest management strategies.

Adrianos, S. L., Mattioni, B., and Tilley, M. 2016. Confirmation of gluten-free status of wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum). Qual. Assur. Saf. Crops Foods 9: 123-128.
Bean, S.R., J.D. Wilson, R.A. Moreau, A. Galant, J.M. Awika, R. C. Kaufman, S.L. Adrianos, B.P. Ioerger 2016. Structure and composition of the sorghum grain. In: I. Ciampitti, V. Prasad (Eds), Sorghum: State of the Art and Future Perspectives, Agron. Monogr. 58. ASA and CSSA, Madison, WI.
Girard, A. L., M. E. Castell-Perez, S. R. Bean, S. L. Adrianos, and J. M. Awika. 2016. Effect of condensed tannin profile on wheat flour dough rheology. J. Agric. Food Chem. 39: 7348-7356.
Perkin, L. C., S. L. Adrianos, and B. Oppert. 2016. Gene disruption technologies have the potential to transform stored product insect pest control. Insects 7:46; 1-15.
Hinman, M. B., Teulé, F., Perry, D., An, B., Adrianos, S., Albertson, A., and Lewis, R. 2014. Modular spider silk fibers: defining new modules and optimizing fiber properties, pp. 137-164. In T. Asakura and T. Miller (Eds.), Biotechnology of Silk. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
Adrianos, S. L., Teulé, F., Hinman, M. B., Jones, J. A., Weber, W. S., Yarger, J. L., and Lewis, R. V. 2013. Nephila clavipes Flagelliform Silk-Like GGX Motifs Contribute to Extensibility and Spacer Motifs Contribute to Strength in Synthetic Spider Silk Fibers. Biomacromolecules 14: 1751–1760.
  Adrianos, S. L., Teulé, F., Hinman, M. B., Jones, J. A., Weber, W. S., Yarger, J. L., and Lewis, R. V. 2013. Spacer motif contributes tensile strength to recombinant Nephila clavipes flagelliform-like silk protein fibers. In: International Symposium on Fibers Interfacing the World. Fiber Society, International Symposium on Fibers Interfacing the World 2013, Clemson, United States, 23-25 October.