Entomology graduate students win at regional competition

Two graduate students in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology recently took home awards at the recent meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. Feng Liu, a Ph.D. student in Nannan Liu’s program, and Adekunle (Kunle) Adesanya, a master’s student in David Held’s program, both won awards in the student paper competition at the SEB-USA meeting in March. Feng won 2nd place in the Ph.D. student oral presentation competition for his paper, “Human Odorant Reception in the Common Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius.” Kunle was a double winner, taking 2nd place in both the M.S. student poster and oral presentation competitions with papers, “Do Detoxification Enzymes Enable Generalism By Japanese Beetles?” and “Geranium Intoxication and Consequence on Detoxification Enzymes in a Polyphagous Scarab, Popillia japonica Newman.”


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Mary Catherine Gaston

Mary Catherine Gaston is a freelance writer who specializes in agricultural and rural topics. She finds time to write in the midst of homeschooling two children and helping her husband Wes on their row crop and cattle farm near Plains, Georgia. MC holds degrees from Auburn University and Virginia Tech.

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