Dr. Kristin Michel
Associate Professor
Faculty Member
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS United States

Areas of Expertise:
insect immunity, vector biology

Research Organisms:
mosquitoes, biting midges, malaria


Research Focus:

We study the innate immune system of insect vectors and how it relates to the pathogens these insects transmit. In addition, we continue to expand the molecular tool box for non-model insects to identify intrinsic factors of vector competence.