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1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.Room 316-W, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building

Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20250

United States

Company Description

USDA, through its RD mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of $212.8 billion in loans and loan guarant ... more

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Visiting Professor

KU Leuven




University of Miami

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Global Infection Control - References [cached]

Professor Dov Borovsky Professor Emeritus University of Florida

Insect Biotechnology - IBI Company Profile [cached]

Insect Biotechnology, Inc. was founded in California in 1993 by Dr. John Bennett and Dr. Alan Brandt to license a patented technology of the University of Florida for a unique new platform bioinsecticide technology discovered by Dr. Dov Borovsky at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach.

Dr. Borovsky has identified and characterized the peptide hormones that down-regulates expression of trypsin-like serine proteases which are primary insect digestive proteases.
Dr. Borovsky has shown there is a TMOF binding site on the hemolymph (insect bloodstream) side of the gut and has identified the TMOF Receptor which binds to it.
Dr. Dov Borovsky, Co-founder and R&D consultant to IBI, is Professor of Medical Entomology at the University of Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach, FL.He is responsible for the primary scientific discoveries upon which the Company is based and continues to actively expand the scientific and technological base of the Company with over 100 scientific publications.Dr. Borovsky received a NIH Career Development Award and is an Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the University of Miami Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.Dr. Borovsky is also the Lady Davis Visiting Professor in the Department of Parasitology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and recipient of a Visiting Professorship to Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Medical Entomology (past Chairman) and the Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology.Dr. Borovsky has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Miami.Dr. Borovsky received the Silver Plow Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1999.
Professor Borovsky (center) received the 1999 USDA Silver Plow Award from USDA Secretary Dan Glickman (right) and USDA Under Secretary Robert Rominger (left).

Global Infection Control - References [cached]

Professor Dov Borovsky Professor Emeritus University of Florida

West Nile Virus [cached]

Dov Borovsky, Ph.D., of Insect Biotechnology, Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.) and Brian Federici, Ph.D., of the University of California at Riverside, are working on new ways to destroy mosquito larvae.

Dr. Borovsky is scheduled to begin initial field trials, closely monitored by NIAID and the Environmental Protection Agency, of a novel larvicide based on a naturally occurring peptide (short protein) that causes mosquito larvae to starve to death.

Tobacco Farm Quarterly Magazine - Editorial Page [cached]

Scientists have genetically modified tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) so that it produces a natural, environmentally friendly insecticide, turning the pathogen into a microscopic chemical factory, said Dov Borovsky, an entomologist with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

"This is the first time we know of that anybody put … tobacco mosaic virus [on] something that actually can act as an insecticide and protect the plant," said Borovsky, lead author of the paper. Tobacco mosaic virus is commonly used in genetic research because genes can be added to it easily.
The chemical, known as trypsin-modulating oostatic factor, or TMOF, stops insects from producing a crucial digestive enzyme called trypsin, he said.

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