Alfred Handler
Research Geneticist
Faculty Member
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Gainesville, FL United States

Areas of Expertise:
invasive agricultural pests

Research Organisms:
tephritid fruit flies


Research Focus:

Our research is focused on understanding and manipulating the genes of tephritid fruit flies, a group of invasive pests of significant agricultural importance. We study transposable elements and their use as vectors for germ-line transformation, and development of new vector systems for genomic targeting and transgene stability.