Anopheles stephensi 

photo: James Gathany


Curriculum Vitae of David A. O'Brochta

EDUCATION

University of Kansas  

University of California, Irvine

B.Sc.     Biology  

Ph.D.     Dev. & Cell Biology

1977

1984 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor, 2009 - present:  Department of Entomology & The Institute for Biological and Biotechnology Research, University of Maryland, College Park

Research: 100%          Instruction:  0%          Extension:  0%

Head, 2009 – present: The Institute for Biological and Biotechnology Research’s Insect Transformation Facility

Editor-in-Chief, 2006 – present:  Insect Molecular Biology, Wiley Publishing.

 

Professor, 2004 -2009:  Research: 100%          Instruction:  0%          Extension:  0%

 

Head, 2006 - 2009, UMBI Insect Transformation Facility, Shady Grove.

 

Associate Professor,  1995 - 2004,

Associate Editor, 1992-2006, Insect Molecular Biology, Blackwell Publishing

Assistant Professor, 1989 - 1995

 

Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. 1992-1995  100% appointment;                      1989-1992  51% appointment.

Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park ,                             1989 – 1992  49% appointment.

University of Maryland, College Park, Graduate Faculty

Member, Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate Program, College of Life Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park

Principal Investigator of an insect molecular genetics laboratory of approximately 10-15 people.  Areas of investigation include vector biology, the genetics and natural history of iinsect transposable elements, the development of genetic technologies from transposable elements, the application of genetic technologies to insect-related problems in human health and agriculture.

Research: 100%          Instruction:  0%          Extension:  0%

 

Postdoctoral Fellow (GS-11), 1986-1989,

USDA-ARS, Insect Attractants Behavior and Basic Biology Laboratory, Gainesville, FL. Senior research fellow investigating the P transposable elements and their ability to function in insects other than Drosophila.  The development of insect transformation technology,   Laboratory of:  Dr. Alfred M. Handler.

Research: 100%             Instruction:  0%          Extension:  0%

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, 1985-1986,

Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego.

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Sciences investigating the molecular genetics of Rhizobium/legume interactions.  Laboratory of:  Dr. Donald R. Helinski.

Research: 100%             Instruction:  0%          Extension:  0%

 

Research and Teaching Assistant, 1979-1984,

Developmental and Cell Biology Department, University of California, Irvine.

Drosophila developmental genetics, cell death, patterns of growth during imaginal development and regeneration.  Laboratory of:  Dr. Peter J. Bryant.