Researcher biography

I am an insect molecular biologist with a research interest in host-pathogen interaction. I studied gene expression and the role of small non-coding RNAs in host-pathogen interactions in vital agricultural pests and medically important vectors of dengue and Zika viruses, Aedes aegypti. Currently, I am working on a project to study the role of Oryctes rhinoceros nudivirus in the biological control of the coconut rhinoceros beetle in the Pacific Islands.