Michael O. Kusimo
Research / Technician
IITA, Benin Station
Ifako-Ogba, Lagos Nigeria

Areas of Expertise:
Cloning, Site directed & random mutagenesis, protein heterologous expression, protein purification and detection, enzyme kinetics and HPLC analysis

Research Organisms:
Anopheles gambiae, Tenebrio molitor & Daphnia


Research Focus:

1. Molecular detoxification mechanisms in insect vectors and development of new reagents to overcome insecticide resistance
2. Assessment of new model organisms
3. Mapping of the distribution of mosquito-borne pathogens
4. Chromosomal gene screening and testing
5. Directed evolution of genes
6. Understanding the molecular mechanism of antimicrobial resistance genes
7. Development of amber temperature stable enzymes