University of Naples, Portici | Italy
Our laboratory is devoted to the study of molecular physiology of insect multitrophic interactions, with a specific focus on insect immunity and immunosuppression strategies deployed by parasites and pathogens. We are particularly interested in the modulation of immunocompetency by biotic and abiotic environmental stressors, as a basis both to develop bioinspired molecular strategies for pest control and for protecting pollinators.
Keywords: Insect immunity / parasites / pathogens / microbiota / pesticides
Subject area(s): Evolution & Ecology | Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Immunology