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Tory Hendry

Tory Hendry, Microbiology

The Hendry lab studies how environmental bacteria interact with insect hosts. Our main focus is understanding how plant-associated bacteria influence the health and behavior of insect herbivores. Students will design mesocosm experiments with culturable bacteria growing on plants and herbivorous insects, using skills in bacteriology and statistical analysis. Experiments could test, for example, how bacterial phenotypes change with environmental conditions and how this impacts insect fitness.

Title: Assistant Professor, CIHMID URE Program Organizer

Department: Microbiology

Roles: Faculty, Potential MFF (REU) Host, Potential Postdoc Mentor, Potential Undergraduate Mentor

Research Areas: Agriculture Research, Animal Hosts, Bacteria, Disease Ecology and Evolution, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes, Plant Hosts