2003 Upper Buford Circle
St Paul, MN 55108
Julie Badger is studying the development of genetic biocontrol in the invasive common carp, C. carpio. Strategies include gene drives, sex ratio biasing methods, and engineered genetic incompatibility (EGI). Her goal is to use these technologies, which have been previously demonstrated in insects, and apply them to the common carp to control its population where it has been introduced, while also developing a framework for development of such technologies in complex, vertebrate, non-model organisms.