Emily Nadeau

Emily Nadeau

Graduate Research Assistant

Phone (360) 286-6060
Webb Laboratory

Department of Entomology
S-225 Ag Science Center N
Lexington KY 40546-0091


Webb Lab


  • Associates of Art, Olympic College, Bremerton WA 2012
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology with an Emphasis on Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman WA 2015, Mentor: Dr. Laura Lavine
  • Masters of Science in Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, Expected graduation date is 2017

My Research

My research focuses on the loading and release properties of porous silica nanoparticles in regards to RNA and DNA. I also use chemodynamic information gathered by the Webb team and a team of chemical engineers, led by Dr. Barbara Knutson, to perform biological assays in Heliothis species. My goal is to create a nanoparticle delivery system for double-stranded RNA to induce RNAi in Lepidopteran and Coleopteran species.