Isabella Garcia Caffaro
Research / Technician
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Guatemala, Guatemala Guatemala

Areas of Expertise:
Anastrepha ludes, Ceratitis capitata, RNAi

Research Organisms:
Anastrepha ludes, Ceratitis capitata


Research Focus:

We are currently working with Moscamed Project. The program is focused in releasing sterile fly males at large scale to lower the prevalence of fruit flies and help developing countries increase their fruit export capabilities.
The aim of the study is to silence sexual differentiation genes in fruit flies to increase the efficiency of the mass production of sterile fly males by selecting male-only progeny, lowering the production cost to a 50%.