University of Kentucky
Department of Entomology
S – 225 Agricultural Sciences Building North
Lexington, Kentucky 40504
My research objective centers around the application of viral genes associated with Campoletis sonorensis ichnovirus cys-motif gene family, and similar genes in transgenic tobacco plants.
1) Determining where these proteins localize in insect tissues after parasitization and performing time course western blots to analyze when proteins are detectable.
Entomological Society of America Member 2002,2003
Honors and Awards
3rd place in Molecular/Biochemistry Student Competitions at Entomological Society of America 2002
Publications and Talks
Tobacco Health and Research Institute 2002, Entomological Society of America 2002 (3rd place in student competition) Plant Insect Relationships Transgenic Plant Talk 2003, American Society of Virology 2003
UC Davis Internship 1999 (constructing plasmid library of AcNMPV), Univ of Michigan St 2000 (analyzing sequence that corresponds to a gene responsible for ascospore discharge in fusarium gramininar (fusarium head blight)
2000-2001 Biolex Incorporated (transgenic frond company) Degree in Animal Science 2000 at NC A&T State University.
Dr. Bruce Webb
Insect Genetics, Physiology, Virology and Plant Transgenics