Mosquito Gene Drives and the Malaria Eradication Agenda

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Price
$206.94
Publisher
Jenny Stanford Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
360
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.88 inches | 1.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9789814968331

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About the Author

Dr. Rebeca Carballar-Lejarazú's research is focused on insect molecular genetics, vector biology, and the development of synthetic approaches to prevent transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. She has used several genetic strategies such as transposon-based random integration, phiC31 docking-site integration and CRISPR/Cas9 site-specific genome editing technologies to develop transgenic mosquitoes. Dr. Carballar-Lejarazú is currently working on the development, optimization, and evaluation of a CRISPR/Cas9 gene drive system to engineer mosquitoes that resist malaria parasites (population modification/replacement) in two main malaria African vectors Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii. Her insect interests have been centered mainly on vector mosquitoes. However, in 2014, she started a collaboration with Professor Sonqing Wu to study biopesticides to control crop pests in China.