Dr. Benoit, along with Dr. Matthew DeGennaro (Florida International University and SECVBD PI), and Dr. Jason Rasgon (Pennsylvania State University), recently received NIH funding to study mosquito physiology. Specifically, this project aims to understand how drought affects mosquito disease transmission, the underlying genetics, and an overall holistic view of how the molecular biology is affected by drought conditions.
Dr. Benoit is excited to continue collaborating with SECVBD as we learn more about vector borne disease systems. He also is currently recruiting postdocs for the Spring/Fall of 2021 to study aspects underlying vector physiology, so please contact him if you are interested!
Photo Credit: Geoff Attardo
To learn more about Dr. Benoit and his research visit:
Benoit Lab Website