My research interests are small non-coding RNA and the biological phenomenon of RNA interference. The specific goals of my current research are, (i) identify and characterize aphid viruses and (ii) characterize aphid micro RNAs in multiple aphid species. We use a combination of bioinformatics and molecular biology on small RNA sequencing datasets to achieve these goals.
Dr. Bryony C. Bonning is a professor of entomology at Iowa State University where she is Director of the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (CAMTech), a National Science Foundation Industry / University Cooperative Research Center that was founded in 2013. Bonning received her B.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Durham, UK and Ph.D. in Entomology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK.