XIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF RICE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN & 9th International Rice and Wheat Blast Conference

Conferencias Arroz 2024

Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. Her research interests focus on applied and fundamental aspects of plant-insect interactions and the influence of soil microbes (predominantly mutualistic fungi such as mycorrhizae) on plant defense and interactions with other organisms. In particular, his research focuses on rice interactions with major insect pests in Texas. Dr. Bernaola uses multidisciplinary tools to study these complex interactions, including branches of agronomy, biochemistry, physiology, and plant and insect ecology. Overall, his research seeks to identify and develop sustainable and cost-effective management programs for rice insect pests. Prior to moving to Texas A&M, Lina completed her PhD in 2019 in Entomology at Louisiana State University and her BS in Biology at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru.