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Karen P. Ardez

Karen P. Ardez

University Researcher II


MS Entomology, minor in Genetics, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Specialization/Research Interests

Insecticide resistance, Pest Management, Applied Entomology, Insect Genetic Profiling related to Pest Management, and Insect Molecular Mechanisms related to Insecticide Resistance


Karen P. Ardez is currently employed as University Researcher 1 at the National Crop Protection Center, under Pesticide Management Division. She took BS Agriculture and MS Entomology at the University of the Philippines Los Banos and graduated in 2007 and 2016, respectively. She has been involved on projects related to insecticide resistance: (1) Differential genotypes of DBM on flubendiamide and (2) insecticide resistance management for onion armyworm. Her recent publication was entitled “Genotyping the Susceptibility of Philippine Geographic Populations of the Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella Linn with her mentors Dr. Barbara Caoili and Dr. Rita P. Laude. Currently, she is planning to take her PhD.


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