Courses Taught by Bryony Bonning
Insect-Virus Interactions: A Molecular Perspective (Ent/Micro 410/510). Insect-borne viruses have a tremendous impact on human wellbeing, and include viruses of agricultural importance, and those that cause human disease. The molecular mechanisms that dictate the interactions between insect and virus are a potential target for disrupting successful virus transmission. This course includes discussion of barriers to virus dissemination, the role of RNAi in innate immunity to viruses, viral transducing agents, viral control of vector insects, transgenic insects, insect genomics.
Plant Protection Using Natural Enemies (Ent 375/575). The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the biology, ecology, and classification of insect pathogens, predators and parasitoids; to discuss the use of these organisms in plant protection, including an emphasis on genetic alteration of natural enemies.
Biological Control and Pathology (Ent 590A). In this course, we review contemporary topics in biological control and insect pathology, and discuss current issues in these fields.
Molecular Entomology (Ent 590G). Discussion of cutting edge research in the area of molecular entomology, including RNA silencing, genomics, and novel approaches for management of insect pests.
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