Speaker Bio


Dr. Erfan K. Vafaie

Dr. Erfan K. Vafaie

Technical Services Manager, Bioworks Inc.

Dr. Vafaie brings over 9 years of Integrated Pest Management with a focus in Entomology. He most recently held a position of Extension Program Specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Overton, TX.  In previous industry roles, Dr. Vafaie’s responsibilities ranged from designing, executing, and providing write ups on research experiments relevant to the greenhouse and nursery industry; both in controlled environments and on-site trials.  Translating technical or academic results into educational programming and resources for growers, state-wide volunteers, County Extension Agents, and other specialists.  He also served as a leader in mobilizing other specialists and entomologists to make use of innovative solutions to reach clientele, such as podcasts, social media, citizen science, video production, audience polling software, and generating content for blogs. Erfan earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from Texas A&M University.