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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn E
Research Leader
(301) 504-6692
BLDG. 007, RM. 301, BARC-WEST
Beltsville MD 20705

The mission of the Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory (IIBBL) is to conduct research on insect pests of agriculture and mitigate their threats to our Nation’s food and fiber. Using biological, molecular, chemical and non chemical approaches, scientists are developing new, cost-effective and sustainable strategies for controlling native insect pests and newly-introduced invasive species, such as the brown marmorated stink bug. An additional focus of the IIBBL is the discovery and development of methods to protect people from disease pathogens transmitted by medically-important insects and biting arthropods, such as the Asian tiger mosquito.

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