Kenneth E Masloski

Ph.D. student
Area of Expertise: 
Plant-Insect Interactions
Major: 
Entomology
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I graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2014 with an M.S. in Entomology and Plant Pathology.  My thesis is titled "Comparative Sampling Methods and Community Composition of Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Northern Bobwhite Habitat."  My research uncovered ways in which Acrididae subfamilies partition resources (food and oviposition space) and how that may impact northern bobwhite that rely on them for prey.

I joined the Gassmann lab in July of 2014 to begin working on my PhD.  I will be conducting research on the survival of western corn rootworm larvae after exposure to different novel soil insecticides.  I may also participate in studies focused on the efficacy of pyramided Bt maize at controlling western corn rootworm populations that are resistant to different Cry toxins.

Education: 
M.S., Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, 2014
B.A., Biology, University of Maine at Farmington, 2010
B.A., English, University of Maine at Farmington, 2006
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