Office: FLIES lab (CUSE)
Education & Employment
2010 – Present
Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Advisors: Drs. Aaron Tarone & Jeff Tomberlin
2007 – 2010
M.S. Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University (Wuhan, China)
2004 – 2008
B.S. Biotechnology (National Base of Life Science & Technology specialized in Biotechnology), Huazhong Agricultural University
My research has focused on the anti-microbial activity of hemolymph from the black soldier fly Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larvae. My doctoral research will examine the roles of blow flies involved the ecology of carrion decomposition and interactions between Proteus mirabilis and the green bottle fly Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
Ma Q, Liu W, Fields AT, Pimsler ML, Tarone AM, Crippen TL, Tomberlin JK, Wood TK. 2012. Proteus mirabilis interkingdome swarming signals attract blow flies. Nature ISMEJ: 1-11.