Thursday, June 17, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 90: Meet Dr. Ana Maria Velez Arango!


Jody interviewed Dr. Ana Maria Velez Arango, who is a small but mighty assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Ana discusses her background, growing up as a young naturalist in Colombia and her journey as an undergraduate in majoring into biology to becoming known for her work in molecular biology, insect toxicology, insecticide resistance, RNAi technology and how it relates to insect behavior, physiology, and population genetics. Aside from many professional endeavors, Ana is an advocate for students, women scientists, mental health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, professional development for early career professionals, and rescue dogs. 

Dr. Ana Velez and her dogs, Berdie and Peepers

Images to accompany the time when Ana felt like a Mad Scientist when she knocked down one gene to turn western corn rootworm larvae into hunchbacks

Show Notes 

The Velez Arango Lab 

Dr. Ana Maria Velez 

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