Team Leader, Insecticide Mode of Action, BASF
Dr. Salgado began investigating the mode of action of insecticides while an undergraduate at the University of California at Riverside, where he completed his B.Sc. in Biology in 1976 and Ph.D. in Entomology in 1981. After an NIH postdoc at Northwestern University Medical School, he joined the Rohm and Haas Company in 1984, where he continued studying insecticide mode of action, in an industrial setting. In 1991 he joined Dow AgroSciences, but moved to Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company in 1997. From 2000 to 2005, he continued mode of action research in Germany as Rhone-Poulenc became part of Aventis CropScience in 2000, and then part of Bayer CropScience in 2003. In 2005, Dr. Salgado returned to the U.S. to lead insecticide mode of action research at BASF Corporation in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He has published 45 papers and reviews on the modes of action of various insecticides.