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Graduate Assistantship at Iowa State University


A graduate assistantship for a Ph.D. candidate is available in the research group of Aaron Gassmann in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University (  Current research within this group focuses on insect resistance management, integrated pest management, agroecology, and interactions between agricultural pest insects and crops producing insecticidal toxins derived from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).  Possible research topics addressed through this assistantship could include: dispersal behavior of insect pests, life-history trade-offs that accompany the evolution of insecticide resistance, computer modeling of resistance evolution, and geographic variation in resistance to insecticides by agricultural pest insects.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, the names and contact information of three references, and a curriculum vitae to Aaron Gassmann (


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