Vanessa Macias
UDSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Student
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA

Areas of Expertise:
Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Vector Biology, Microbiology

Research Organisms:
Aedes species and Anopheles species


Research Focus:

My work in the Rasgon lab has been focused on generating and improving gene manipulation technologies for mosquitoes and other insects. I am pursuing independent research in the biology of mosquito-pathogen interactions with a specific interest of the role of the piRNA pathway and other small RNAs in host-transgene and host-virus interactions.