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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Curriculum Vitae
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Education

  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.S., Biology, 1972
  • University of Oregon, M.S., 1974; Ph.D., Developmental Genetics, 1977
  • California Institute of Technology, Post Doctoral, Behavioral Genetics, 1979

Professional Experience

  • NIH Predoctoral Trainee, Graduate Research Fellow, University of Oregon, 1972-77
  • NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1977-79
  • Asst. Research Biologist, Developmental Biology Center, Univ. of California, Irvine, 1979-85
  • Visiting Scientist, Zoological Institute, University of Zürich, 1983
  • Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Comparative Pathology, University of Montpellier II, 1995
  • Research Geneticist, USDA, ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, Florida, 1985-present
  • Graduate Faculty, Department of Entomology/Nematology, University of Florida, 1986-present

Professional Activities

  • U.S. scientific coordinator for the USDA-ARS/ CNRS (France) cooperative scientific program on "Transgenesis of Invertebrate Organisms of Economic, Medical and Aquacultural Importance" (1995-1998)
  • Conference Organizer of the "International Workshops on Transgenesis and Genomics of Invertebrate Organisms" (1995-present)
  • Expert panel member for the Canadian Networks for Centres of Excellence on Biocontrol. Montreal, Canada (1998)
  • Panel member for the Entomology/ Nematology -Suborganismal section for USDA-NRI Competitive Grants Program (2000)
  • Editorial Board member, Insect Molecular Biology (2000-present)
  • Editorial Board member, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2001-present)
  • Steering committee member for the ARS/CSREES sponsored "Comparative Insect Genomics Workshop," Arlington, VA (2001)
  • FAO/IAEA Consultant/ Coordinated Research Project member for:
    • Enabling Technologies for the Expansion of SIT for Old and New World Screwworm" (2002-2007)
    • Risk Assessment for Transgenic Arthropods, Rome, Italy (2002)
    • Enhancement of the Sterile Male Technique Through Genetic Transformation Using Nuclear Techniques, (2002, 2005, 2008)
    • Technical Co-operation Project MEX/5/027 on: Transfer of Genetic Sexing Mass-Rearing Technologies for Fruit Fly Production (with Moscafrut, Tapachula, Mexico) (2003-2007)
    • Development and Evaluation of Improved Strains of Insect Pests for SIT (2009-2014)
  • Panel Leader for "Fish, Shellfish and Insects" for USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (BRARGP) stakeholder workshop on "Future Directions and Research Priorities", Washington, DC (2003)
  • Steering Committee member for Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology Workshop on "Biotech Bugs", Washington, DC (2004)
  • Panel member for the National Institutes of Health Vector Biology Study Section in its Center for Scientific Review Washington, D.C. (2005; 2006) and Biology of Plasmodium and Trypanosome Vectors Special Review Panel (2006)
  • Panel member for the Functional Genomics Entomology/ Nematology section for USDA-NRI Competitive Grants Program (2006)
  • Steering Committee member for Conservation of Insect Genetic Resources Initiative (2008-present)
  • Consortium Leader, The Mediterranean Fruit Fly Whole Genome Sequencing Project (2008-present)

Last Modified: 8/27/2009
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