Peter Armbruster
Associate Professor
Faculty Member
Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA

Areas of Expertise:
Genomics, Molecular Physiology

Research Organisms:
Aedes albopictus


Research Focus:

Research in my lab is focused on understanding processes of phenotypic evolution in natural populations and the molecular bases of adaptation. Our approach to these questions is integrative. We perform a wide range of studies, including field ecology, quantitative and population genetics, and molecular physiology. We are currently studying the invasive and medically important mosquito Aedes albopictus, a vector of both dengue fever and Chikungunya virus. Our research intersects with a variety of topics in both invasive species biology and medical entomology, and we are particularly interested in novel approaches that lie at the interface of these areas.