My research focuses on the development of biological control agents and the formulation of biological pesticides. I am currently working on the formulation of a biological pesticide using Pseudomonads to utilize in a patented infield bioreactor. This research will give us a look into the biological control activity of microorganisms and more efficient ways to deliver those products to achieve maximum efficacy.
Teaching and Outreach
Summer Research Opportunity Program, teaching assistant, Summer 2014
Gillis, Donald. Assessment of a Novel Delivery System for Bacterial Inoculants that Promote Plant Health, Plant Pathology Spring Symposium, May 5, 2014. Wooster, Ohio
Ostrowski LE, Yin W, Rogers TD, Busalacchi KB, Chua M, O’Neal WK, Grubb BR Conditional Deletion of Dnaic1 in a Murine Model of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Causes Chronic Rhinosinusitis (oral) Presented Fall of 2012, Morehouse College Biology Seminar Series
Crymes A, Gillis D, Lee J, Mason J, Nelson E, Dr. Valerie K. Haftel The Effect of Short-Term Hyperglycemia on Motor Neuron Perikarya (poster) Presented at the Morehouse College Innovation Expo, Spring 2013
Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association 2013-Present