Kristina Pilitt
Research / Technician
Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
Rockville, MD USA

Areas of Expertise:
Transposable Elements, Molecular biology, cloning, genotyping PCR, Gateway Technology, RT-PCR

Research Organisms:
Anopheles stephensi, Anopheles gambiae, Aedes aegypti, Drosophilia melanogaster


Research Focus:

Molecular genetic studies using piggBac transposon-based gene-, enhancer-, promoter-trapping system transformation vectors for creating transgenic Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes.
Genotype analysis and characterization of transgenic mosquito lines using molecular techniques such as splinkerette PCR, inverse PCR and gene expression studies using quantitative RT-PCR.