Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Endocrinology and Genomics

The molecular aspects of gene organization and the regulation of gene expression in microorganisms (i.e., insect baculoviruses, Bacillus thuringiensis) that cause diseases in insects are being examined. Potential applications include the genetic improvement of insect pathogens as microbial pesticides using recombinant DNA technology for gene transfer and expression. The research also includes studies on the regulation of insect gene expression and the movement of transposable genetic elements of insects.


Brendan G Hunt
Brendan G Hunt Associate Professor