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Pesticide Toxicology Laboratory

ISU Entomology / Pesticide Toxicology Laboratory / Research Group

Research Group

Joel R. Coats

Distinguished Professor

Principal Investigator


 

Research and teaching in the areas of: environmental toxicology and chemistry of pesticides, insecticidal  proteins, and veterinary antibiotics; insect toxicology, natural insecticides and insect repellents, modes of action, and quantitative structure activity relationships.  Joel has been named fellow for the American

Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Entomological Society of America (ESA), and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Agrochemical division.  In 2006, Joel recieved the international award for research in agrochemicals (ACS-agrochemical). 




Aaron Gross

U.S. EPA-STAR Fellow

Ph.D. Candidate

 

 

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.


PUBLICATIONS

Aaron's Contact Information

adgross@iastate.edu

(515) 294-9823




Vic Albright

Ph.D Candidate


Vic graduated with a B.S. in Biology (minor in chemistry) from Tri-State University (2008). He recently graduated from Iowa State with a M.S. in Toxicology. His Master’s research in the Pesticide Toxicology laboratory focused on using switchgrass as a phytoremediation strategy to remove atrazine from surface water runoff in agricultural fields.  Vic’s most recent project involved using radiotracer-labeled atrazine to track which metabolites of atrazine are formed in the switchgrass plant after uptake. For his Ph.D. research, Vic will focus on the presence of Cry proteins from transgenic maize in the environment. The first step of this research tangent will be to develop and optimize ELISA methods for detection of Cry proteins in a variety of environmental matrices.

 


Vic's Publications


Vic's Contact Information

valbrigh@iastate.edu

(515) 294-8667





Research Associate

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Edmund Norris

Research Associate I

 

Edmund received a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Minor in chemistry, from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana (2011). Edmund joined the Pesticide Toxicology Laboratory in the summer of 2012.  Edmund’s work focuses on essential oils and their ability to enhance synthetic insecticides against Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae.

 





Laboratory and Office Assistants

Hannah Greenfield

General Laboratory Assistant I

Senior in Kinesiology and Health

 

 

Samuel Howard

Insect and General Laboratory Assistant II

Senior: Insect Science

 

 

Rene Schmidt

Office Assistant and General Laboratory Assistant I

Sophomore: Biological Systems Engineering