Nurpur Sarkar

Nupur Sarkar

Postdoctoral Associate

nupur.sarkar@ufl.edu

Profile:

Originally Nupur is from India. She had earned her MS and doctoral degree in Zoology (with specialization in chemical ecology and entomology) from The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. Her Ph.D. thesis research includes intensive work on plant semi-volatile and volatile compounds identification by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and insectsí response towards these phytochemicals. During her research career, she had identified bitter gourdís (Momordica charantia L.) potential semi-volatile and volatile compounds that regulate the behavior of Epilachna dodecastigma (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). These identified compounds could be used to manage the pest population in the field as integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. On January 31, 2017 after receiving Ph.D. degree she had come to U.S. and joined Dr. Liburdís lab in June. Currently, she is working on phytochemicals of blueberry to control the insect pest Drosophila suzuki (Diptera) as a component of IPM strategies. In leisure time she enjoys drawing, planting, reading storybooks. Her hobby is to see stars and travel with her better half. She believes mother Nature is the Almighty and we should take care of her.

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