John J. Adamczyk Jr. currently is a Supervisory Research Entomologist/Research Leader, at the USDA ARS Kika de La Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Tex. John obtained his B.S. degree in molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin/Madison (1992), his M.S. degree in entomology at Clemson University (1994), and his Ph.D. degree in entomology at Louisiana State University (1998). John has almost 20 years of research experience in insect physiology, toxicology, molecular biology, systematics, and plant resistance. He has authored over 100 publications, over half of which were published in refereed journals. His basic discoveries on how different Bt proteins are expressed both temporally and spatially in the cotton plant have significantly impacted the exploitation of these traits in enhancing cotton productivity and profitability both in the USA and abroad. His well-funded research also focuses on issues related to modern and environmentally sustainable control of major agricultural pests of subtropical crops. His leadership roles within ESA includes serving on the Southeastern Branch Nominating Committee (2000), serving on (2003-2004) and chairing (2005) the Southeastern Branch Student Awards Committee, and serving on the Southwestern Branch Program Planning Committee (2006). John is also a Subject Editor for the ESA’s Journal of Integrated Pest Management (2009-present). For the Mississippi Entomological Association, John has served on the Membership and Rules Committee (2001), the Executive Committee (2001-02), and Nominations Committee (2005), has chaired the Awards Committee (2001 & 03), and was Vice-President and President (2003-2005) of the association. He is also very active in the meetings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences and has served as Cochair of the Insect Research and Control Conference (2004-present), where he serves as coeditor for 70 or more manuscripts presented at the conference each year.
Biography Updated on 28 August 2011