Josh completed a Masters in Seed Technology and Business while working full time at DuPont Pioneer. His project was a literature review covering cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt crops (corn and cotton).
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.
Dr. Jakka's research focused on Bt resistance monitoring, characterization of Bt resistance and cross-resistance patterns among Bt toxins for western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera).