Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management Lab, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mandy Anhalt B.S., M.S. (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Transmission biology of Banana bunchy top virus.
Now employed by department of Homeland Security in California.
Viral/vector interactions; specifically effects of tempertaure and aphid age on aquisition and transmission of banana bunchy top virus by banana aphid..
Anhalt, A.M. & Almeida, R.P.P. 2008. Effect of Temperature, Vector Life Stage and Plant Access Period on Transmission of Banana bunchy top virus to Banana. Phytopathology 98:743-748. Link
When not in the lab -
Mandy enjoys travel, hiking, good books and wine. She is originally for San Diego CA, and lives with her two cats, a cockatoo, an amazon parrot and some fish.
One of the few PEPS undergrads to continue her studies at the University of Hawaii. Mandy started her graduate studies with Dr. Rodrigo Almeida, who's desertion (see here) to Berkeley resulted in her recent adoption by the Insect Ecology and IPM lab.