Brian Kopper

United States Assistant Director USDA APHIS PPQ S&T Plant Pest Risk Analysis

Dr. Brian Kopper – PPRA Assistant Director, Raleigh, North Carolina 

Brian Kopper is an Assistant Director of USDA APHIS PPQ’s Plant Pest Risk Analysis unit located in Raleigh, North Carolina. In this position, his main role is overseeing the development of pest risk assessments, which identify potential exotic plant pests associated with the importation of fruits and vegetables. He holds a B.S. in Botany from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in entomology from Kansas State University, and Ph.D. in entomology (forestry minor) from University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


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