Collaborative Research: Genetic-epidemiology framework for malaria mosquito and disease

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Malaria is a deadly disease that is spread between humans via the bite of a mosquito. It in- flicts severe public health and socio-economic burden in geographies inhabited by more than half of the worlds population. Mosquito resistance to majority of the currently-available insecticides used in front- line mosquito control products is considered by many to be the most important challenges that will ham- per the current global effort to eradicate malaria by 2040. A major open question in the mosquito ecology and wider malaria control community is whether or not insecticide resistance actually impacts malaria epidemiology. While some empirical studies suggest that insecticide resistance increases malaria preva- lence, other studies show the exact opposite. The proposed project aims to settle this open question via the use of a novel mathematical modeling framework, backed by novel empirical data collected in the laboratory as well as in a major malaria-endemic region of the world.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date7/1/216/30/24

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): $300,000.00

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