Jeffrey J. Stuart

Purdue University, USA


Jeffrey J. Stuart received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan, USA, where he studied plant&#x2013insect interactions and cytogenetics. He worked as a Postdoctoral in the laboratories of Richard Beeman and Rob Denell before arriving at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind, USA, in 1990, where he gained experience in molecular genetics. While a Postdoctoral, he demonstrated the functional and structural correspondence between homeotic genes in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, and the genes in the Antennapedia and Bithorax complexes of Drosophila. Subsequently, he has contributed to the development of both Tribolium and the hessian fly as experimental models. Accomplishments include the creation of balancer chromosomes, the validation of a rotation-resistant variant of the corn rootworm, characterization of functional haplodiploidy in the coffee berry borer, the discovery of a neosex chromosome in the Hessian fly, and the first discovery of avirulence genes in an insect.

Biography Updated on 4 November 2012

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