David's M.S. research focused on resistance of the western corn rootworm (WCR), Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte, to transgenic corn plants producing the Bt toxin Cry3Bb1. He studied the genetic dominance and fitness costs of Bt resistance in two laboratory strains of WCR with field-derived alleles.
M.S. in Entomology from Iowa State University
Area of Expertise:
Insect Resistance Management
B.S., Zoology minoring in chemistry, State University of New York at Oswego (2011)