The following figures are from my poster entitled “Comparative electropenetrography of striped mealybug and cotton aphid on cotton,” presented at the 2020 conference of the Entomological Society of America.
Preliminary findings on feeding of striped mealybug and cotton aphid on cotton seedlings show characteristic waveform patterns of these two hemipterans.
I am a first year PhD student at Texas A&M University, having joined the Chappell lab in Spring 2020. I received my Bachelors degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (India), and have completed my Masters in Food Science from The Pennsylvania State University.
My primary interests lie in studying vectored plant diseases through the interplay of inoculum quantification and transmission, and how stressors might influence these dynamics. To begin with, I have gotten started with cotton as a host, and intend on establishing vector colonies soon.