Research / Technician
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Guatemala, Guatemala Guatemala
Areas of Expertise:
Anopheles albimanus RNAi for spermatogenesis and sex biased/specific genes
Our laboratory , headed by Dra. Pamela Pennington, has been working with the Sterile Insect technique for Anopheles albimanus since 2016. We are a small research laboratory, currently running projects financed by the the International Atomic Energy Agency and by Open Philantropy through CDC foundation. We are targeting several spermatogenesis genes to produce a sterile males of An. albimanus using interference RNA (RNAi). Additionally we are targeting sex biased or sex specific genes with the aim of eliminate females from SIT production.