Aedes aeygpti mosquitoes are deadly vectors of the arboviral pathogens that cause Dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika and Chikungunya. Our lab is interested in understanding how the genome of mosquitoes and other insects encode the ability to perform adaptive behaviors, including blood-feeding and selecting suitable egg-laying sites. We utilize a broad range of techniques from genomics, genetics, neurobiology, and behavior to address these questions.

We are located in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, and are also affiliated with the Biodiversity Research Center.

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Welcome to the new home of the (Ben) Matthews lab in the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. The physical doors will open in Septem...