Keena Curbelo
Biological Research Technician
Research / Technician
Daniel K Inouye Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center
Hilo, Hawaii United States

Areas of Expertise:
Insect pest management

Research Organisms:
Tephritid fruit flies


Research Focus:

Our lab utilizes both behavioral assays and genetic techniques to develop new methods of controlling agricultural insect pest species. In addition, we are looking at CRISPR/Cas-9 targeted mutagenisis to gain an understanding of how heritable mutations can supplement SIT release.