Service

PROFESSORIAL SERVICE

 Supervising Graduate Students in Research

08/ 2014-12/2014

  • Chair, Thesis Committee of Melanie Boney (MS Biology, graduated fall, 2014).
  • Thesis: Variation in yield components and seed protein, oil, and fatty acid content in the md 96-5722 by ‘spencer’ recombinant inbred line (ril) population of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]

2011-May 2014

  • Thesis Advisor of Yaleaka Currie (MS Biology, graduated spring, 2014)
  • Thesis: Heat stress causes degradation of polar lipids in wheat near-isogenic lines resistant and susceptible to hessian fly (Mayteiola destructor) infestation.

2011-12/ 2014.

  • Thesis Advisor of Joshua Underwood (MS Biology, graduated  fall, 2014)
  • Thesis: Exogenous application of salicylic acid can prevent the loss of wheat resistance [Triticum aestivum] to hessian fly larvae [mayetiola destructor] biotype vh9 under high temperature stress.

Serving in Thesis Committees of graduate students

  • Richard Bazzelle (MS Biology, 2009-2012)
  • Sabrina Andrea Burgado (MS Biology, 2009-2011)
  • Melanie Boney (Ms Biology, 2011-2014)

Mentoring students in research

  • Supervised six additional graduate students in research and publication
  • Supervised 14 undergraduate students in research

 Reviewing Grant

 02/12/2013-03/12/2013: EPA science to achieve results (STAR) review panel

 Reviewing manuscript

Reviewed manuscripts for the following journals:

  • Agronomy Journal (2015)
  • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (2013)
  • Journal of Atlas Biology (2011, 2012)
  • Environmental Entomology (2011)
  • Journal of Insect Science (2011, 2013)
  • Arthropod-Plant Interactions (2011)
  • Journal of Economic Entomology (2009, 2011, 2015)
  • Scientific reports (2015)

Moderating in Professional conferences

  •  Co-Moderator for P-IE: Host plant resistance and transgenic crops. 88th Annual Meeting Of Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America. Greensville, SC. Mar. 2-4.
  • Co-Moderator for  MS student oral competition IV. 88th Annual Meeting Of Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America. Greensville, SC. Mar. 2-4.
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