Benjamin Van Raalte

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Ph.D. Student, 2022-Present


2020 B.S. Plant Sciences – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


 Understanding interactions between plants, insect pests, and plant pathogens is a critical component of the financially and environmentally sustainable farming systems that ensure a secure food supply. Ben joined Dr. Mauck’s lab recently, propelled by those longer-term goals along with excitement to learn more about insects. Ben’s current research is focused on improving control of two melon viruses and their insect vector, the sweet potato white fly.

Ben in the field
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