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As insecticide-based interventions are deployed, there is need to understand how evolutionary processes impact the success of such efforts. Insecticide resistance has emerged as a major problem to public health, and there is a need to understand the ecological determinants of the emergence and propagation of genes that confer resistance to a myriad of insecticide classes. We aim to understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of insecticide resistance as they relate to vector management regimes.
2016 - 2018
National Science Foundation
Migration-Selection Balance in the Evolution of Insecticide Resistance in Aedes aegypti
Dissertation Grant, DEB
The goal of this project is to describe the eco-evolution dynamics of insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti, by conducting experimental evolution experiments on field-derived mosquito strains.