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Anand Persad

Anand B. Persad, PhD, BCE 

Education / Experience: Postdoctorate: University of Florida, Gainesville- Invasive Species, Insect Molecular Genetics, Hi-Fidelity PCR. 2001-2003 Doctorate; invertebrate Ecology/ Entomology, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad, WI. 2000 MSc. Level accreditation in Applied Entomology and Advanced Statistics, UWI 2000 BSc. Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, 1992. 

Work Experience: Researcher/ Lecturer; Davey Institute, 2003 to current. Current activity include: Invasive species research, ecology and planning urban landscapes; vertebrate and invertebrate interactions with community green spaces. Manager of Plant Sciences and the Davey Plant Diagnostic Unit Entomologist: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL., 2001 to 2003. Studies on Insect molecular genetics/ Developed novel techniques using High Fidelity PCR Assays/ Biological control of invasive species Research Entomologist, 1999. University of Florida/ USDA, Orlando, FL