Dr. Doris Lagos-Kutz, Lead Investigator
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Lagos-Kutz is a USDA-ARS Research Associate in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. She earned a BSc. In Agricultural Science in 2001 from University Agrarian La Molina, Peru, a MS and a Ph. D. in Entomology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and 2013 respectively. A Postdoctoral training in University of Illinois under the advice of Dr. Glen Hartman, who is the principal investigator (PI) for most of her research granted. Dr. Lagos-Kutz works on the determination of inheritance of virulence of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, biotypes on soybeans, and screening for soybean resistance against soybean thrips, Neohydatothrips variabilis with soybean vein necrosis virus (SVNV) and without SVNV. Both funded by the United Soybean Board (USB). Dr. Lagos-Kutz studies aphid systematics, and works as an aphid taxonomist of the Midwest Suction Trap Network to monitor soybean aphid migration funded by the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP), Iowa State University and University of Wisconsin. Also, provide her skills in a project funded by Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), and the research team is looking to understand the epidemiology of Potato Virus Y (PVY), which is transmitted (no-persistent) by aphids.