Allie Shoffner, Schreyer Honors College: 2009 to 2012
I worked in the Tooker lab for two summers and then joined signed on to conduct my honors thesis research with the group, studying the role of genotypic diversity in pest control. The research has worked out better than John expected and well enough that I even received an award from the Entomological Society of America to attend their Annual Meeting in San Diego and present a talk on my work! Below is a picture showing my award ceremony (that is me second from left!). I even got a publication out from the research: Shoffner, A. V. and J. F. Tooker. The potential of genotypically diverse cultivar mixtures to moderate aphid populations in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Arthropod-Plant Interactions, in press.