2016 AGRO New Investigator Award Winner – Aaron Gross

A.D.GrossDr. Aaron Gross received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Toxicology (minor in Neuroscience and Entomology) from Iowa State University of Science and Technology in 2014 under the direction of Dr. Joel Coats and Dr. Michael Kimber. For his dissertation, Dr. Gross received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Science to Achieve Results (EPA-STAR) fellowship to study the mechanism of action of plant essential oil terpenoids against a tyramine receptor from the southern cattle tick. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida. Dr. Gross is interested in studying the mode of action and mechanisms of resistance associated with pesticides. His research focuses on understanding the physiology, pharmacology, and toxicology of G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) in arthropods. Dr. Gross’ previous education includes a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from St. Cloud State University.