RESEARCH:

 

Major areas of research interest

 

Biology and management of corn, small grains, and stored-product insects

 Efficacy of transgenic Bt plants

 Bt resistance monitoring and management

 

Current research projects

 

Enhancing sustainable use of transgenic Bt-corn through resistance management(USDA-AFRI, Industries)

 Characterizing Bacillus Thuringiensis resistance in insects (Louisiana Board of Regents, USDA ARS, and Industries).

 Evaluation of novel Bt proteins and new Bt corn for management of corn borers (Industries)

 Evaluation of novel insecticides for control of corn and sorghum insect pests (Industries)