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BSc (University of New Brunswick)
MSc (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
1. Determine how insect blood cells recognize foreign materials and transmit this information to the insect of the blood cell
2. Look at the means that selected types of nematodes interact with insect resistance to select for pathogens that can overcome the resistance killing the insect. This will be sued in controlling lawn damage induced by the insects.
GTPases and hemocyte adhesion to foreign bacterial surfaces
International Research Publications
L. Ebrahim, G. Nikam, G.B. Dunphy, M.Toorchi. Side effects of immune responses of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata against the entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema spp. Invertbr. Survival Journal 2014. 11:132
L. Ebrahim, G. Nikam, G.B. Dunphy, M. Toorchi. Effect of an entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema carpocapsae on haemocyte profile and phenoloxidase activity of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Biocontrol Science and Technology 2014. 24:12
J. Alvandi, J.Karimi and G.B. Dunphy. Cellular reactions of the white grub larvae, Polyphylla adspersa against entomopathogenic nematodes. Nematology 2014. 16:1047
Significant Signaling Research Publications
Cory L. Brooks and Gary.B. Dunphy. Protein kinase A affects Galleria mellonella (Insecta: Lepidoptera) larval haemocyte non-self responses. Immunology and Cell Biology 2005; 83(2):150-9.
Jason F. Lapointe, Gary B. Dunphy, Craig A. Mandato. Hemocyte–hemocyte adhesion and nodulation reactions of the greater wax moth, Galleria mellonella are influenced by cholera toxin and its B-subunit. Results in Immunology. 2012; 2:54–65
Paschalis Giannoulis, Cory L. Brooks, Vladislav Gulii, Gary B. Dunphy. Haemocytes of larval Malacosoma disstria (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) and factors affecting their adhesion to glass slides. Physiological Entomology 2005; 30:278 - 286.