Advances in Genetic Engineering & BiotechnologyISSN: 2324-9021

Raman Bansal

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Raman Bansal, PhD
Ohio State Universityr, USA

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Biography

After receiving his B.S. (Agriculture) and M.S. (Entomology) from Punjab Agricultural University of Ludhiana, India, Raman Bansal moved to Kansas State University (KSU), Manhattan, KS, USA to earn PhD in Entomology. At KSU, Raman’s primary research area was insect microbiology with a specific focus on elucidating the role of bacterial symbionts in plant-insect interactions. He obtained his PhD in 2010 and then went on to work briefly as research scientist at KSU. Towards the end of 2010, Raman joined the Ohio State University (OSU) as a postdoctoral researcher. At OSU, much of Raman’s research is focused on the molecular aspects of soybean-soybean aphid interaction with the specific goal of understanding the genetic basis of biotype adaptation in soybean aphid which allows this insect to overcome plant resistance. Besides identifying genes involved in adaptation, his research efforts are directed toward the functional genomics including RNAi for aphid traits relevant to its field management. Likewise, Raman is working to understand the physiology-driven molecular processes for adaptations in brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), another economic pest in US. His work has led to the development of extensive molecular resources as well as the identification of novel gene targets for BMSB control. Besides conducting research, Raman has served on numerous teaching and extension assignments in his academic career. He has/had been a member of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and BMSB Working Group-Northeast IPM.

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Molecular aspects of soybean-soybean aphid interaction with the specific goal of understanding the genetic basis of biotype adaptation in soybean aphid which allows this insect to overcome plant resistance

 

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