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Department of Biology - Dr. Vamsi Nalam

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Assistant Professor


  • University of Agricultural Sciences, India, 2001, B.S. (Agriculture)
  • Oregon State University, 2004, M.S. (Crop Science)
  • University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D. (Molecular Biology)

Research Interests

Dr. Nalam works in the area of molecular plant-microbe/insect interactions. He strongly believes that a better understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying plant interactions with insect pests and pathogens holds the key to sustainable agriculture. Dr. Nalam’s research interests include engineering disease resistance in agronomically important plants, plant response to phloem feeding insects and plant defense against pathogens during conditions of abiotic stress.