Dr. Immo A. HansenPrincipal Investigator (CV PDF)
(575) 646-7719 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D.: University of Wuerzburg
Post-doctoral work: University of California, Riverside, University of Konstanz
The overarching focus of my lab is on finding new ways to control vector-borne diseases. We study the molecular physiology of disease vectors to find novel ways to control them.
I oversee lab operations, conduct experiments, train new employees, and provide a clean and safe environment to work in.
I write up proposals and reports. I also run statistical analyses and repair equipment in the lab.
Matthew Pinch, Ph.D.email@example.com
My research focuses on using a variety of different techniques to understand amino acid transport and metabolite changes in the fat body organ of female Aedes aegypti, with the goal of classifying signaling proteins and metabolic enzymes necessary for the synthesis and transport of proteins and nutrients to developing eggs. The fat body is an organ that plays a vital role in nutrient processing and transport during vitellogenesis, the process of egg development, so understanding how metabolic pathways change in response to blood feeding will allow us to identify targets for new insect control treatments to prevent the development and deposition of viable eggs.
Soumi MitraGraduate Student
I am a fourth year PhD student. I am interested in the olfaction mechanism of female Aedes aegypti mosquito. I am currently working on determining differences in expression levels of olfaction related genes in different strains of Aedes aegypti. My other interests are behavioral assays that determine efficacy of essential oils against female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and techniques that can help prolong efficacy of natural repellents against mosquito.
My research focuses on the development and testing of artificial diets that can replace blood meals for different species of mosquitoes, and how artificial diets affect the mosquito’s general and reproductive fitness. My project is part of a larger effort to develop green alternatives to pesticides for mosquito control. I also run statistical analyses.
I do all things bioinformatics.
Undergraduate Students/HHMI Research Scholar
My research project focuses on the nutrient signaling pathways in the fat body of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. I am making use of a yeast two-hybrid system to elucidate any interactions between cationic amino acid transporters (CATs) and other proteins contained within the cell.
I maintain laboratory conditions and take care of mosquito and kissing bug culture.
I maintain laboratory conditions and take care of mosquito and kissing bug culture. I am currently working on nuclear isolation of malpighian tubule cells.
I maintain laboratory conditions and take care of mosquito and kissing bug culture. I will be starting a research project soon.
Former Lab Members
Dr. Lisa L. Drake
Dr. David P. Price