Ramandeep Kaur Sandhi
Ph.D. (Plant Science/Entomology/Insect Ecology) Student
Miss Ramandeep is originally from India. She obtained BS (Hons) Agriculture and MS (Entomology) from Punjab Agricultural University, India. During her master’s, she has worked on the morphological and biochemical basis of resistance in okra germplasm against cotton jassid.
Miss Ramandeep joined Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center and Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University on May 1, 2017 to pursue a doctoral program under Dr. Gadi V.P. Reddy (Major Advisor) and Dr. Alan T. Dyer (Co-Advisor). Her thesis focuses on the Evaluation of entomopathogenic nematodes (predatory nematodes-EPNs) against the wireworms. EPNs are novel biological control agents that are being evaluated for the management of various insect pests on wide range of crops. EPNs have a broad host range, are safe to non-target organisms and humans, and have no known negative effects on the environment. The development and utilization of this new technology is expected to have a significant and positive impact on agro-ecosystem, thereby widely benefiting the farming community.