Welcome to Fran Blow and Arinder Arora.
Fran joins the lab to work on the molecular and metabolic basis of variation in pea aphid nutrition. Fran hails from the University of Liverpool (UK), where she conducted her PhD studies on the microbiome of the olive fruit fly Bactrocera oleae. More about Fran is available here
Arinder joins us from University Texas A&M to develop in planta RNAi against the grape mealybug (Pseudococcus maritimus) vector of grape leafroll virus. This work is in collaboration with Greg Loeb (Entomology) and Marc Fuchs (Plant Pathology), who is the PI for the grant funded by the American Vineyards Foundation. More about Arinder is available here