Smitha George
Graduate Research Assistant

Professional Profile


Dr. Reddy Palli


  • Ph.D. Major: Entomology, 2014 August-
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • M.S. Major: Agricultural Entomology, 2007 August–2009 August
    University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • B. S. Major: Agriculture, 2002 November–2006 December
    Kerala Agricultural University, India 

Work Experience:

  • 2014 August-Present: Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Kentucky
  • 2012 July-2012 December: Research Consultant, Insect Control
    Monsanto Research Centre, Bangalore, India
  • 2009 December-2010 December: Research Consultant, Insect Resistance Management
    Monsanto Research Centre, Bangalore, India
  • 2007 August -2009 August: Junior Research Fellow
    Indian Council of Agricultural Research 

Research Interests: 

My research focuses on epigenetic and hormonal regulation of insect molting and metamorphosis. I study the role of histone modifying enzymes in the model organism, red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst).