Antonino Malacrinó

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
CAPS Member
Seed Grant 2018–2019 Members

Antonino Malacrinó is a molecular ecologist interested in insect-microorganisms and plant-microorganism-insect interaction. He received both his B.Sc. (2011) and M.Sc. (2013) in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Reggio Calabria (Italy). In 2017 he was awarded a Doctor Europaeus PhD in Agriculture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences from the University of Palermo (Italy). During his PhD, he focused on the ecology of insect-associated microorganisms, especially plant pathogens and their role in biological invasions. In 2017 he joined the IFM-Biology Department at Linköping University (Sweden) as Postdoctoral Fellow to work on insect transcriptomics. He will join Dr. Alison Bennett’s lab in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University in January 2019. At OSU he will study the molecular mechanisms behind plant-microorganisms interactions and their effects on surrounding biological communities.

Areas of Expertise
  • Molecular ecology
  • Insect pests
  • Plant-microorganism-insect interaction
Education
  • B.Sc. Agricultural Sciences, University of Reggio Calabria (Italy) (2011)
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Sciences, University of Reggio Calabria (Italy) (2013)
  • Postdoc IFM-Biology Department at Linköping University (Sweden) (2017)