Agronomy

Professor, Plant Science, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Regents Professor, Plant Sciences, Research Associate Professor, Entomology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Unravel the phylodynamics and transmission-specific determinants of emerging plant virus/fastidious bacteria-insect vector complexes, and translate new knowledge to abate pathogen spread in food systems.

Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Specialist, Entomology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Public health entomologist and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) advocate working on pests that impact human health, and IPM in the built environment.

Professor, Plant Sciences, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

My research is directed at producing enhanced traits in soybean that improves its use and sustainability to provide for growing global needs. In soybeans have produced enhanced seeds that contain much more protein content while minimizing or eliminating several food allergens and anti-nutritional proteins. This will provide better food and animal feed.

Professor, Plant Sciences, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Plant Science, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

My research focus is on functional foods—designing crops to deliver more than mere calories—by both adding nutritional compounds and eliminating anti-nutritional compounds. I work on enhancing seeds of two of the most globally important crops, soybean and corn.

Department Head, Entomology, Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Regents Professor, Professor, BIO5 Institute