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MOSQUITOES

Mosquito:

Mosquitoes are important vectors of disease.  Mosquito-borne diseases including malaria, Dengue fever, West Nile fever, and viral encephalitis result in millions of human deaths each year worldwide and significant agricultural losses.  Two mosquito species (Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti) were among the earliest insects chosen for genome sequencing, which opens the door for functional genomics there as well. 

Rollie Clem (Biology) is extending his studies of insect apoptosis to focus on apoptosis in Aedes aegypti and its role in determining viral competence. 

In addition, Michael Kanost (Biochemistry) has initiated research on laccases and serpins in Anopheles gambiae

Yoonseong Park (Entomology) studies endocrine control of mosquito diuresis as a potential target system in developing vector control strategy.  This project is currently funded by NIH-COBRE, Center for Epithelial Function in Health and Disease

Research in Kun Yan Zhu's lab (Entomology) focuses on chitin synthesis and inhibition in Anopheles quadrimaculatus as an attractive target site for developing novel pest control agents.  This research is currently supported by the NIH/K-INBRE program.
 

©2006 K-State Center for Arthropod Genomics. Funded with support from KSU Targeted Excellence.