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Dr. Aaron Gross

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gross is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN, USA). Graduate training was performed at Iowa State University of Science and Technology where he received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Toxicology (minors in Neuroscience and Entomology). Postdoctoral training was at the Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida.

At Virginia Tech, Dr. Gross’ lab, the Molecular Physiology and Toxicology Laboratory, focuses understanding the molecular mechanisms that are involved in insecticide resistance. Discovery and mode of action of synthetic and biorational insecticides. His lab also focuses on the molecular mechanisms that are involved in the ability of ticks to evade the mammalian immune response during blood feeding and the tick-associated red meat allergy. At Virginia Tech, Dr. Gross is affiliated with the School of Neuroscience, Fralin Life Science Institute, Virginia Tech’s Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Vector-borne Pathogens, the Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, and the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery.

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The Small Hive Beetle with Drs. Morgan Roth and Aaron Gross (S5, E05)

July 18, 2022

On this episode, we learn share everything you ever wanted to know about Small Hive Beetles, with Drs. Morgan Roth and Aaron Gross, from Virginia Tech. Small hive beetles cause about $3 million dollars damage to US beehives …