I accepted a research assistantship at Iowa State University in 2011 focused on insect-pathogenic fungi and their interactions with cropping practices. Along the way I have helped with experiments on western corn rootworm, including a field studies that used insect pathogens to help manage corn rootworm. I completed my M.S. in summer 2013 and began my Ph.D. research the same summer on the management of soybean aphids and soybean cyst nematode using host plant resistance and pesticidal seed treatments.
Area of Expertise:
Crop pest management
B.S. Biology, 2010, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
M.S. Entomology, 2013 Iowa State University, Ames, IA