Carmen Castillo

She earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from Washington State University, USA. She completed his M.Sc. in Plant Pathology and Entomology at the School of Plant Sciences in Wageningen University and Research Center, in the Netherlands.

She is an agronomist graduated from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Central University of Ecuador. His research experience has been developed in the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Ecuador in the potato program and in the department of plant protection, for almost three decades. He has professional internships and training in Japan, Holland, Spain, and New Zealand. She works directly associated with the active participation of farmers and other members of Ecuador’s agricultural chains. Currently, she assumes technical and scientific responsibilities in the execution of agricultural research and development activities on integrated pest management. Her work is related to the determination and molecular characterization of pathogens and vectors that cause emerging diseases that cause economic damage to crops such as potatoes. She also actively promotes the biological control of pests and the use of insects as solutions to optimize natural resources in his country, Ecuador.


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