Man Yeon Choi

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I accept graduate students for Horticulture

My research focus is on insect proteomics, RNAi, molecular physiology, and chemical ecology to develop novel pest managements and to understand biological questions.

  1. Development of RNA inference (RNAi)-based insecticide to protect small fruits and nursery crops.
  2. Insect neuropeptides and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), and discovery of bioactive proteins/compounds using GPCR-based screening and structural modeling.
  3. Identification of semiochemicals including insect pheromones and biosynthetic pathway, and application to pest management.
  4. Functional diversity and evolution of neurohormones and their receptors (i.e., GPCRs) from insects to mammals.

Bioactive peptides having insecticide activity (pending)

Formicidae (Ant) control using double-stranded RNA constructs, patent number: 8575328.

Control of insect pests through RNAi of Pheromone Biosynthesis Activating Neuropeptide Receptor (pendng).

Double-stranded RNA constructs to control insect pests (pending).

Lepidopteran moth control using double-stranded RNA constructs (pending)

Public releases

Pheromone Research May Lead to New Insect Control Methods” Entomology Today in Entomology Society of America. April, 2014

Targeting Pheromones in Fire Ants” In News and Events of Agricultural Research Service of USDA, April 2014.

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