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.

Recent lab news

Congratulations to Dan!

A hearty congratulations to Dan Peach on the publication of the final version of his paper, Modeling the Putative Ancient Distribution of Aedes togoi (Dipter...

Congratulations to Dan!

Congratulations to Dan Peach on his first ever bioRxiv pre-print, Modelling the Putative Ancient Distribution of the Coastal Rock Pool Mosquito Aedes togoi. ...