Last week, the Office of Research and Engagement interviewed one of our students and featured them in the recent graduate student spotlight. Please look below for a snippet of their newsletter and be sure to click the link below for the full story! A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement Matthew Longmire grew up on his family farm in Clinton, TN, so it was no surprise that he became interested in research on agricultural systems. The fact that he can do this while incorporating another life-long fascination—bugs—is just the icing on the cake. Longmire is a graduate student in entomology and plant pathology at the UT Institute of Agriculture, and his research studies the
The Forty-seventh Annual Conference of the Tennessee Entomological Society was held on October 9th, 2020. The event kicked off with a student paper competition, graduate and undergraduate. We are pleased to announce that the victors from both categories were from our department! Please give recognition and praise to our hard-working researchers: Graduate Competition 1st Place: Swati Mishra, PhD Student– Characterization of resistance to insecticidal double-stranded RNA in a Colorado potato beetle population 2nd Place: Gary Edwards, MS Student– Distribution of the odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile, clades in East Tennessee and potential cryptic species status Undergraduate Competition: 1st Place: Marlo Black, EPP undergraduate– The common bed bug, Cimex
Overviews of Completed Professional Experiences followed by Celebration
Please join us this Friday at 10:10 AM via Zoom: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/598372229
Please join us this Friday, April 17th, 2020 10:10 am – 11:00 pm via Zoom: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/598372229
Meher Ony, M.S. student under the mentorship of Dr. Denita Hadziabdic-Guerry, recently published her first publication!
It’s titled Habitat fragmentation influences genetic diversity and differentiation: Fine-scale population structure of Cercis canadensis (eastern redbud).
Congratulations, Michelle!! The 2020 Faculty Senate Research Council Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Committee and the Office of Research & Engagement (ORE) has made its funding decisions, awarding Michelle Odoi a $3600 stipend for the summer. Michelle is a PhD student with a concentration on Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Molecular Interactions. She is under the tutelage of Drs. Denita Hadziabdic-Guerry and Robert Trigiano. Her proposal is titled Hunger Solution in West Africa: Genetic Diversity and Spatial Distribution of Native Frafra Potato Plants. This project had been previously worked on by her mentor, Dr. Hadziabdic-Guerry in Africa during her Fulbright fellowship. You can view Michelle Odoi’s proposal here We are very proud of Michelle and can’t wait to see where her accomplishments take her!
Shelly Pate (M.S.)- Analyzing Populations of Cotton Seedling Disease and Evaluating Seed Treatment Efficacy (Advisor: Dr. Kelly)
Will be held online only via ZOOM: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/191649683
Dawson Kerns (M.S.)- Scouting Techniques and Bt Resistance Monitoring for Bollworm in Cotton (Advisor: Dr. Stewart)
Please attend via Zoom: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/263728297
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Rufus Akinrinlola (Ph.D.)- Tennessee Nematoda Population Dynamics and Soybean Cyst Nematode HG Types, Responses to Cover Crops, and Impact on Soybean Nitrogen-fixation (Advisor: Dr. Kelly)
Elias Zuchelli (M.S.)- Cercospora sojina Risk Assessment Based on Imagery System Diagnosis and Aerial Spore Concentration (Advisor: Dr. Kelly)