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Ivermectin for Malaria Control

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Colorado State University

The focus of this research project is to develop endectocidal drugs (ie. ivermectin) and vaccine-generated immunity in hosts to kill blood feeding vectors and inhibit pathogen transmission by vector populations. The idea is that vector populations will ingest these drugs/immune factors when they blood feed and this will subsequently inhibit pathogen transmission. This work is an exciting combination of basic and applied, and lab and field science, and is currently being developed for control of malaria and West Nile virus.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this research project is to understand how different arboviruses develop in vector mosquitoes, interact with the cellular machinery of mosquitoes, and which molecular processes might be used to eventually limit arbovirus transmission by mosquitoes. 

Title of Research Project

Sponsor: US Department of Defense

The purpose of this research project is to utilize the unique ability of mosquitoes to acquire human and other vertebrate blood to understand the diversity and pathogenicity of human and animal pathogens in different ecosystems, particularly in rural Africa. This technique is refered to as 'xenosurveillance'.

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Sponsor: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health

We do some small projects that test various novel vector control tools and trapping equipment.

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