Toan Hoang

Ph.D. Student


Howdy, I started my PhD at Texas A&M on Summer 2018 in the Song lab. Prior to this, I completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). During my undergraduate years, my research focused on fertility, detecting male-transferred RNA in seminal fluid and better understanding post-mating protein interactions within the female reproductive tract using the desert flies Dosophila arizonae and D. mojavensis. At the Song lab, I am broadly interested in better understanding locust phase polyphenism from a molecular perspective using Schistocerca grasshoppers. In my spare time, I raise non-Orthopteran insects particularly ants, rhinoceros beetles, and stick insects.