WADS 2023

Willem Laursen, BA, MPhil, PhD

The majority of the world’s population remains at risk of deadly mosquito-borne diseases that kill over half a million people annually. To understand how mosquitoes locate hosts and identify new intervention points for controlling the spread of illness, this project will develop and implement cutting-edge gene editing methods that facilitate higher-throughput genetic analysis in vector mosquitoes and identify molecular receptors that mosquitoes use to locate sources of blood.