The Vector Genetics Laboratory at UC Davis is ...
dedicated to research and training
in the areas of population & molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics of
insect vectors of human and animal disease. We have developed a program aimed at
expanding knowledge that may be applied to improving control of disease vectors
and that also addresses problems of interest in the field of evolutionary genetics.
We are currently engaged in a range of projects, including studies on
sand fly vectors of leishmaniasis in Latin America (Lutzomyia longipalpis),
the Culex pipiens complex in the U.S., Culex theileri in Turkey and
the mosquito Psorophora confinnis in North and South America, but
the major research focus is on vectors of malaria in Africa.
The research programs within the Vector Genetics Laboratory are directed by
, a professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
(PMI) of the School of Veterinary Medicine (VM), University of California, Davis,
a professor in the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis,
and Yoosook Lee,
Asst. Researcher in VM:PMI, University of California, Davis.
Wingbeats 2011 summer edition introduces Vector Genetics Laboratory.