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Virginia R Ferris

Entomology 

  • Professor of Nematology, Systematics & Molecular Biology
765.494.4611

Awards & Honors

(2008) Certificate of Excellence Award, 2008. Extension Educational Materials Program of the American Society of Agronomy.

(2008) Outstanding Graduate Educator. Department of Entomology.

(2008) Subject of a chapter in book, Pioneering Women in Plant Pathology. APS Press, St. Paul, MN.

(2008) “Inquiring Minds”. Wellesley Magazine.

(2002) Fellow of the European Society of Nematologists. European Society of Nematologists.

Selected Publications

Faghihi, J., Wise, K., Hughes, T., Bossaer, G., & Ferris, V. (2013). Understanding the Interaction between Soybean Cyst Nematode and Sudden Death Syndrome. Journal of Nematology, 45, 13.

Yan, X., Chen, X., Wang, Y., Luo, J., Mao, Z., Ferris, V., & Xie, B. (2012). Comparative transcriptomics of two pathogenic pinewood nematodes yields insights into parasitic adaptation to life on pine hosts. Gene, doi:10. 1016/j.gene.2012.05.041/j.1461-9563.2011.0.

Faghihi, J., & Vierling, R. (2012). Effect of fall annual rye grass seeding on soybean cyst nematode. Journal of Nematology.

Faghihi, J., Bower, B., Nielsen, B., Bossaer, G., & Ferris, V. (in press). Impact of two seed treatments on corn yield and population of corn parasitic nematodes in on-farm trials. Journal of Nematology.

Raje, K., Ferris, V., & Holland, J. (in press). Two color variants of Sternidius alpha (Say) (Coleoptera:Cerambycidae) show dissimilar cytochrome oxidase I genes. The Coleopterists Bulletin.

Li, S., Crane, Y., Sun, L., Schemerhorn, B., Oseto, C., & Ferris, V. (2011). Characterization of microsatellite loci in Smicronys sordidus, the gray sunflower seed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Entomological News, 121, 195-199.

Li, S., Crane, Y., Sun, L., Schemerhorn, B., & Oseto, C. (2011). Characterization of microsatellite loci in Smicronyx sordidus, the gray sunflower seed weevil (Colleoptera: Curculionidae). ) Entomological News, 121, 195-199.

Raje, K., Abdel-Moniem, H., Farlee, L., & Holland, J. (2011). Pest and benign Cerambycidae both decrease with height and growth correlated with productivity. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 2011, 5-Jan. doi:10.111/j.1461-9563.2011.00555x

Raje, K., Moniem, A., Farlee, L., Ferris, V., & Holland, J. (2011). Pest and benign Cerambycidae both decrease with height and growth correlated with productivity. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, DOI:10. 111/j.1461-9563.2011.00555.x.

Li, S., Crane, Y., Sun, L., Schemerhorn, B., & Oseto, C. (in press). Characterization of microsatellite loci in Smicronys sordidus, the gray sunflower seed weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Entomological News.