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BIOSYSTEMATIC AND NATIONAL PARASITE COLLECTION UNIT


Mission: Develop new information on the identification, classification and distribution of parasites of animals, especially those of veterinary and medical importance, applying modern systematics methodology and theory to the analysis of comparative morphological, biochemical and molecular data. The U.S. National parasite Collection is accumulated and maintained to support the research of the Laboratory and serves as a primary resource for biodiversity research nationally and internationally.


Dr. J. Ralph Lichtenfels
Research Leader
Supv. Zoologist
Bldg. 1180, BARC-East
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350
301/504-8444
email: rlichten@lpsi.barc.usda.gov

 

Provides leadership for the Laboratory. Conducts research on the systematics and identification of nematode parasites of animals. Curates National Parasite Collection.


Dr. Eric P. Hoberg
Zoologist
Bldg. 1180, BARC-East
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350
301/504-8588
email: ehoberg@lpsi.barc.usda.gov

 

Conducts research on the systematics and classification of helminth parasites of animals. Obtains and prepares specimens for DNA systematics. Provides leadership in data analysis and for biodiversity issues.