BS: Agronomy, Can Tho University, Vietnam
MS: Plant Protection, Can Tho University, Vietnam
PhD: Plant, Insect, and Microbial Sciences, University of Missouri
I’m working on insect nutrition, toxicology, and insect-plant interactions for management of insect pests. My current work is to elucidate the pest/host and non-host interactions and the mechanisms of resistance to Bt and RNAi of major maize pests via the application of multi-omics analyses and mathematical modeling. I’m also interested in artificial diet development and mass production of insects. My recent work resulted in the development of artificial diet formulations specialized for western and northern corn rootworm larvae that are currently utilized in research and commercial applications.