Magha Kalsi

Megha Kalsi

Graduate Research Assistant
Phone (859) 257-1134
Palli Laboratory

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


Dr. Reddy Palli


  • PhD., Entomology (expected graduation 2016)
    Insect physiology and molecular biology lab
    University of Kentucky
    Major Professor: Dr. S.R. Palli
  • MS., Entomology (2011)
    University of Florida
    Major professor: Dr. Dak Seal
  • MS., Biotechnology (2006)
    H.N.B. Garhwal University, India
  • BS., Botany (Honors) (2004)
    Delhi University, India 


My research is driven by the interest to unfold the molecular mechanism underlying the regulation of insecticide resistance genes (Cytochrome P-450’s) in beetles such as Tribolium castaneum and Leptinotarsa decemlineata.  In my research, I am looking at the cis and trans-regulatory elements that are involved in regulation of these genes.