Research interests

I am a chemical ecologist interested in the study of chemically mediated interactions between living organisms, and the effects of those interactions on the behavior of the organisms involved. Research within my group focuses on the study of natural chemicals that mediate interactions between organisms. We study both insect-produced chemicals such as sex or aggregation pheromones, and chemical signals from hosts, such as the chemicals that insects use to locate and recognize their preferred feeding and egg-laying sites. My higher education as an organic chemist and experience in chemical ecology allow me to use of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry research methods to isolate and identify bioactive metabolites.

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