Research

Photo of students in research lab

To address the important insecticide resistance issues, my research group has focused our studies on:

  1. The mechanisms, genes, and polymorphisms involved in insecticide resistance on a genomic scale
  2. Physiological functions of the genes and polymorphisms involved in insecticide resistance
  3. The molecular and genetic bases of resistant gene interaction and regulation
  4. The evolution of the expression and/or codon usage bias of resistance genes following insecticide selection

The accomplishment of these research objectives will not only elucidate mechanisms of insecticide resistance, but will also inform the development of novel means to control insect pests. Our ultimate goal of research is to improve insect pest management.

 

Team Achievements

2019
“First-Place Award” for Poster Presentation Competition by Wang, Y. and N. Liu, Annual Meeting of Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA).
2018
“Second-Prize” for Outstanding Ph.D. Student Poster Presentation by Chen, Z. and N. Liu, Annual Meeting of Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA).
2017
“First-Place Award” for Poster Presentation Competition by Feng, X. and N. Liu, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America (ESA).
2014
“First-Place Award” for Poster Presentation Competition by Feng, X. and N. Liu, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America (ESA).
2014
“Second-Place Award” for Poster Presentation Competition by Gong, Y. and N. Liu, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America (ESA).
2013
“First-Place” of Robert T. Gast Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Oral Presentation by Reid, R.W. and N. Liu, The 2013 Annual Meeting of Southeastern Branches of Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA).
2012
“Presidential Award First Prize” for Poster Presentation by Yang, T. and N. Liu, The National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
2012
“First Place Award” for the Oral Presentation by Li, T and N. Liu, The 2012 Joint Annual Meeting of Southeastern/Southwestern Branches of Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA).
2011
“Presidential Award First Prize” for Poster Presentation by Li, T. and N. Liu, The National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
2006
“The President’s Prize Runner-Up” for Oral Presentation Competition by Zhu, F. and N. Liu, The National Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
2005
“First-Place Award” for Poster Presentation Competition by Q. Xu and N. Liu, Annual Meeting of ESA.
2004
“First-Place Award” for the Poster Presentation by H. Liu, Q. Xu, and N. Liu, 78th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA).
2001
“Presidential Award” Honorable Mention for the Poster Presentation by Y. Wei and N. Liu, National Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America (ESA).
1999
“Presidential Award” First Prize for the Poster Presentation by Y. Wei and N. Liu, National Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America (ESA).