Molecular analysis of growth, development, reproduction and xenobiotic response in insect pests and disease vectors with a goal to utilize this information for their control is the main focus of Palli laboratory. Our research program covers a wide variety of subject areas including insect physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, endocrinology, toxicology, and genomics. The current areas of our focus include
- Mechanisms and applications of RNA interference,
- Epigenetic, hormonal and nutritional regulation of growth, development, and reproduction and
- Molecular analysis of insecticide resistance.
Visit the Palli Laboratory homepage for more information about research and current personnel.
As the Department Chair for the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology, I also serve as the State Entomologist of Kentucky. Read more about the program at the Office of the State Entomologist homepage.
I also serve as the Co-director of CAMTech, the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies, a National Science Foundation Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).