Outreach & Media

The Louis Lab organizes and participates in various public scientific education and outreach events. These events include “BugFest,” “Fascination of Plants Day,” “Research Experience for Teachers” Program, “Visits by Scientist” program at Lincoln Public Schools, and the “Research Experience for Undergraduate Students” Program.

Plant-Insect Interactions Lab at Culler Middle School Plant-Insect Interactions Lab at Culler Middle School Dr. Louis speaks at Culler Middle School April 2022
LPS teachers in greenhouse Juan Betancurt Cardona explaining experiments to LPS science teachers. Dr. Lise Pingault works with LPS teachers.
earl with small girl joe's lab at outdoor festival kait teaching
suresh with small children classroom image sajjan teaching



University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm joins Alex Voichoskie to explore research at the Louis Lab that is focused on identifying the gene or genes in sorghum that will protect the crop against damaging sugarcane aphids.

Nebraska study to help sorghum defend against sugarcane aphid – FarmProgress

Study of aphid damage in sorghum receives NSF CAREER award – Nebraska Today

Experiments underscore overlooked aspect of defending corn from pest – Nebraska Today

cover photo

Cover story, Louis J, Gobbato E, Mondal HA, Feys BJ, Parker JE and Shah J (2012). Discrimination of Arabidopsis PAD4 activities in defense against green peach aphid and pathogens. Plant Physiology, 158: 1860-1872.