Jennifer Baltzegar


• 7th year Ph.D. student

• Hometown: Milledgeville, GA

• Education: BS Marine Biology; MS Marine Biology, College of Charleston

• Lab: Gould

• Fun fact: I like doing backbends.

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• Publications:

  1. Baltzegar, J., J. Elsensohn, N. Gutzmann, and S. Webster. 2018. 2016 International Student Debates—Solving Problems without Borders: “What is the Single Best Strategy for Decreasing Dengue Fever Virus (Breakbone Fever) incidence worldwide? Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes with Lethal Genes.” American Entomologist 64(3): 165-175. doi: 10.1093/ae/tmy040.
  2. Baltzegar, J., J. Cavin Barnes, J. E. Elsensohn, N. Gutzmann, M. S. Jones, S. King, and J. Sudweeks. 2018. “Anticipating Complexity in the Deployment of Gene Drive Insects in Agriculture.” Journal of Responsible Innovation. 5(sup1): S81-S97. doi: 10.10180/23299460.2017.1407910.
  3. Gutzmann, N., J. Elsensohn, J. Barnes, J. Baltzegar, M. Jones, and J. Sudweeks. 2017. CRISPR- based gene drive in agriculture will face technical and governance challenges. EMBO Reports 18(9): 1479-1480. doi: 10.15252/embr.201744661.
  4. Baltzegar, J., J. Elsensohn, and S. Webster. 2017. 2015 Student Debates—Molecular Biology and Entomology: Partnering for Solutions: Con Team: “With the Development of Tools Like RNAi, in the Future We May be Capable of Eradicating Species. If We Can Eradicate a Species, Should We?” American Entomologist 63(2): 114-123. doi: 10.1093/ae/tmx028.
  5. Fritz, M. L., S. Paa, J. Baltzegar, and F. Gould. 2016. Application of a Dense Genetic Map for Assessment of Genomic Responses to Selection and Inbreeding in Heliothis virescens. Insect Molecular Biology 25(4): 385-400. doi: 10.1111/imb.12234.
  6. Fountain, J., T. Darden, W. Jenkins, and M. Denson. 2009. Three Multiplexed Microsatellite Panels for Striped Bass. Southeastern Naturalist 8(4): 671-676. doi: 10.1656/058.008.0408.

• Presentations:

  1. Baltzegar, J. and F. Gould. 2018. “Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Aedes aegypti pyrethroid resistance in Iquitos, Peru.” Crossing Borders: Entomology in a Changing World. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  2. Baltzegar, J. 2018. “Genetic Pest Management for Agricultural Insects.” Foraging Integrated Expertise in Graduate Education Symposium. Raleigh, NC, USA.
  3. Baltzegar, J. 2015. “Case Study: Bt Corn and the Monarch Butterfly.” When Science and Citizens Connect: Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Poster: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2015