SENSORY HYPODERMIC NEEDLES WITH WINGS!

Our research program investigates the deadliest of all mosquito species: Anopheles gambiae. Anopheles mosquitoes use their sense of smell (olfaction) to find humans from a distance, and their sense of smell and taste when choosing a place to bite. If infected with a parasite, this bite can lead to the transmission of malaria, which kills more than 400,000 people every year.

We aim to exploit the chemosensory signaling that occurs between humans and mosquitoes to reduce, or possibly eliminate, mosquito bites.

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