Mara Heilig
Graduate Student
Graduate Student
Georgetown University
Washington, DC United States
mch284@georgetown.edu

Areas of Expertise:
Diapause

Research Organisms:
Aedes albopictus

 

Research Focus:

I am studying the regulation of photoperiodic diapause in the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. I am particularly interested to understand the mechanism of photoperiodic time measurement in adult female mosquitoes, and how the signal of a short photoperiod is passed on to the next generation (leading to fully developed embryos that enter diapause).