Drew Harner, first author of “Prolonged phloem feeding by the spotted lanternfly, an invasive planthopper, alters resource allocation and inhibits gas exchange in grapevines”
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA
Education: Ph.D. at Penn State University, M.S. at Penn State University, and B.S. at Cornell University
Non-scientific interests: Gardening, cooking, and reading
Brief bio: Drew Harner, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral scholar in the Plant Science Department and the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at Penn State University, where he is investigating biochemical and ecophysiological responses of cultivated grapevines to phloem-feeding by the Spotted lanternfly. Previously, his master’s and doctoral research was conducted in the Centinari lab, focusing largely on shifts in grape and wine chemical composition of cool-climate wine grape varieties due to biotic and abiotic influences, in addition to preliminary work detailing grapevine-Spotted lanternfly interactions. Ongoing work seeks to broadly untangle how Spotted lanternfly affects grapevine functioning and fruit/wine quality by assessing how different population densities and life stages affect plant hydraulic activity, photosynthesis, carbon dynamics and partitioning, and volatile chemistry of both wines and foliar emissions.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mcq2RoUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao