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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Sandra West (Sandy)

Biological Science Technician

 

Sandy West
Biological Science Technician

Southern Insect Management Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 346
Stoneville, MS 38776
Office: (662) 686-3638
Fax: (662) 686-5421

Email: sandy.west@ars.usda.gov



Education:

 

B.S., Biological Sciences, 1993, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

M.S., Chemistry (Biochemistry), 1998, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

 

Technical Responsibilities:

 

Responsible for conducting research which focuses on insect molecular biology and toxicology, including resistance to insecticides in crop pests in the Mid-South area. Research emphasis is placed particularly on studying the tarnished plant bug and other insects of cotton, corn, and soybean.  Of particular interest are the enzymatic activities of protective enzymes which break down pesticides into less toxic chemicals and their correlation with resistance.

 

 


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