U.S. EPA-STAR Fellow
Aaron received his B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Biomedical Science, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN (2007). He received his M.S. in Toxicology from Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IA (2010), and was a runner-up for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 2011 Distinguished Thesis Award. His M.S. thesis investigated the activity of terpenoids against an American cockroach octopamine receptor. Aaron is continuing his education at Iowa State University to obtain a Ph.D. in Toxicology with minors in Entomology and Neuroscience under the direction of Dr. Joel Coats and Dr. Michael Kimber. His research will focus on the use of natural and biorational products as agents for control of the southern cattle tick, a devastating pest that is rapidly re-emerging in the United States. Other research projects include the use of natural terpenoids and their ability to interact with the insect’s immune system, to act as synergists, and their ability to repell mosquitoes.
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