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)