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

Sloan Fellowship

We are very pleased that Ben has been awarded a 2021 Sloan Foundation Fellowship in Neurosciences, celebrating the hard work of everyone who has been through...

Happy holidays 2020

Wishing everyone a very happy holiday from the Mosquito Lab at UBC! It’s been a weird and tough year, but I am proud of this crew for making the best of it ...

Congratulations to Britya

Congratulations to Britya Ghosh (collaborator in Mike Gordon’s Lab) for successfully defending her M.Sc. thesis on lactic acid perception in mosquitoes and f...