David O’Brochta Faculty Member Professor University of Maryland Rockville, MD United States Website

Areas of Expertise:
transgenic technologies, transposable elements, genetic technologies, mosquito physiological genetics

Research Organisms:
mosquitoes, plasmodium, Anopheles gambiae, Anopheles stephensi, Drosophilia, other insects


Research Focus:

Our research focuses on insect molecular genetics with particular interest in the study of insects that transmit human diseases although our interests are very broad. Our interests in genetics center around the study of transposable elements.  Those interests range from questions concerning their basic biology and aspects of their movement to more applied question concerning their development and use as genome manipulation tools.  Our insect interests are centered mainly on mosquitoes and the physiological genetics of Plasmodium infection.