Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Plant Science, Research Associate Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP
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.
Specialist, Entomology, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP
Study the ecology of bed bugs and key vector mosquito species in order to improve management strategies.
Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Plant Sciences
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, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Plant Sciences
Assistant Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Plant Science
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.