Emrah Ozel

Emrah Ozel

Laboratory Technician Senior

Phone (859) 218-2990
Webb Lab

Department of Entomology
S-225 Ag. Science North
Lexington KY 40546-0091


Webb Lab


  • Texas State University (2015)
    Aquatic Resources, Master’s Degree
  • Hacettepe University (2011)
    Zoology, Master’s Degree
  • Hacettepe University (2007)
    Biology, Bachelor’s Degree

Research Interests

We study a unique sexually-transmitted insect virus, Nudivirus, that sterilizes corn earworms by creating gonadal atrophy. I am primarily interested in developing an effective and sustainable pest management method based on metabolic and morphologic changes caused by nudiviruses. I am also interested in phylogenetics, speciation, bioinformatics and biological imaging (specifically confocal microscopy and micro-CT scanning).