Anh Tran - M.S. Student

Tran

Advisor

Robert Koch

Hometown

Cleveland, Ohio

Research Topic

I will be looking at the lethal and sub-lethal effects of insecticides on non-targeted insects, particularly predators of the soybean aphid. 

Previous Education

B.A., Biology -  Hiram College 

Why Insects?

I use to be terrified of insects because I didn’t understand them. It wasn’t until someone showed me how fascinating these creatures were that I started to have an appreciation.  Now I’m hooked! 

Why University of Minnesota?

I use to be terrified of insects because I didn’t understand them. It wasn’t until someone showed me how fascinating these creatures were that I started to have an appreciation.  Now I’m hooked! 

Aspirations

My ultimate goal is to inspire others. I want to continue doing research and educate the general public, whether it’s as an extension, working in an industry, or being a professor at a university. 

Favorite Insect

Weevils, they were the first insects I worked with. Also, I love their “snout. “

Other interests/hobbies

Running and trying new things of all sorts – food, dancing, attending festivals, doing anything outdoors.  

Coffee or tea?

I’m a big fan of café sua (Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk) and all sorts of tea.