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Mission

The mission of the Tropical Pest Genetics and Molecular Biology Research Unit is to develop new technologies in pest management, improve molecular diagnostics, and enhance biocontrol agents to support American agriculture and protect it from invasive tropical pests.
The Tropical Pest Genetics and Molecular Biology Research Unit is located in Hilo, HI and is part of the Pacific West Area.
The Acting Research Leader is Sheina Sim.
Email: sheina.sim@ars.usda.gov
Phone: 808-959-4335
USDA-ARS-PWA-DKI-USPBARC
64 Nowelo Street
Hilo, HI 96720