Kerry Mack Profile

Name: Prof. Kerry Mauck
Research: My lab studies the behavioral and chemical ecology of parasite transmission by plant-associated insects. We are interested in learning how plant traits influence the acquisition and inoculation of parasitic and non-parasitic microbes by pollinators and other insects, and the implications of these interactions for pollinator health. We apply this knowledge to minimize disease spread and maximize nutritional benefits of pollinator resources. We are also interested in testing and implementing biorational pest control options that leverage plant immunity to control pests and minimize pollinator exposure to detrimental chemicals.
Expertise: Plant-Pollinator Chemical Ecology, Insect Behaviour, Virology, Host-Plant Resistance, Metabolomics
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