The National Institutes of Health (NIH) granted professor John Marshall and his research team from the School of Public Health $1.7 million to study mosquito migration patterns using genomics.
The team is led by Marshall in collaboration with Gordana Rašić, a senior research officer at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia. Their research will consist of using computer simulations and genetic techniques to research the migration and mating patterns of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that carries the Zika, chikungunya and dengue viruses. According to Marshall, this research will help scientists more effectively control mosquito-borne diseases.
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