Christopher Crockett

Simon Yeboah

Ph.D. Student

syeboah678@ufl.edu

Profile:

Simon is from Ghana, where he lived and worked at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. He moved to the United States in 2015, where he is pursuing PhD in Entomology at the University of Florida, and also combines as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Fruit and Vegetable IPM Lab. of the Department of Entomology and Nematology. After receiving training as a Science teacher, he proceeded to the University of Cape Coast where he offered BS in Biological Sciences and majored in Entomology and Wildlife. He taught Biology for a year in the high school, and then enrolled in the University of Ghana where he graduated with MPhil in Radiation Entomology. His thesis research was on the development of a baiting system for the control of fruit flies (Bactrocera invadens) in mango orchards. His research areas are IPM of Fruits and Vegetables and Sterile Insect Technique (SIT). He hopes to also explore the use of molecular techniques in Entomological studies. He loves to listen to gospel music, watch and play soccer during his leisure time. Simon believes to have come this far through strong faith in God, perseverance and hard work.

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