Gordon Bennett (PI)


Research Activities

The co-evolution and origins of insect-microbe symbioses

gbennett2[at]ucmerced.edu


Meng Mao, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher


Research Activities

Dr. Mao's research focuses on the molecular interaction and genome evolution of obligate intracellular symbionts in plant sap-feeding leafhoppers. I am particularly interested in investigating how distinct symbionts interact with each other and with their host at the genomic level, how obligate symbioses shape insect diversity and how symbiotic partners response to environmental change. I use genomic tools to address these questions.

mengm[at]hawaii.edu


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PhD Graduate Student


Research Activities

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Looking for new students to carry forward the research frontiers of our lab!