DR. SUBBA REDDY PALLI, a professor of entomology at the University of Kentucky, is internationally recognized for his research on hormonal regulation of molting, metamorphosis and reproduction, development of ecdysone receptor-based gene switches, and RNAi-based pest management methods.
Palli was born in a small village in India and attended Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University at Bapatla, receiving a B.S. in agriculture in 1981. He attended the Indian Agricultural Research Institute and received an M.S. in 1983. Palli then moved to Canada and received his doctorate from the University of Western Ontario in 1988. He was also trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington.
Upon graduation, Palli worked as a research scientist at the Canadian Forest Service's Great Lakes Forestry Centre, and later at Rohm and Hass Company as the senior research scientist and group leader. Palli played a key role in the development of ecdysone receptor based gene switch technology that is being tested in clinical trials for regulation of anticancer genes in humans and production of bioplastics in plants. Palli joined the University of Kentucky's Department of Entomology as an assistant professor in 2002 and was promoted to associate professor and professor in 2005 and 2008, respectively.
Palli's research focuses on hormonal regulation of gene expression in insects with a goal to identify proteins that play key roles in signal transduction of ecdysteroids, juvenile hormones, and other hormones, and to use them for developing novel, environmentall
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