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Miriam Lopez

Miriam Lopez

Position
  • USDA-ARS Biological Science Technician

Contact Info

G321 Agronomy Hall
716 Farm House Ln
Ames
,
IA
50011

Education

  • M.S., Entomology, Iowa State University, 2008

Area of Expertise

  • Plant Genetics and Genomics
  • Plant-Insect Interactions
  • Plant-Fungal Interactions

More Information

In general, my role has been to develop and execute methods and workflows for collection, processing and curation of the large data sets associated with the quantitative genetic aspects of the project. During each field season since 2011, I have specialized in staging silk emergence for our large populations and in collecting silk samples for metabolite and corn earworm bioassays. During the rest of these years, my contributions to the project included harvesting, seed processing, nursery preparation, nursery planting, metabolite extraction, processing and curation of metabolomic data sets, and developing and executing corn earworm bioassays. I also assist with the analysis and interpretation of results from all of the large scale experiments.

Fun facts: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, traveling, insect collecting, working outdoors, and art.