Matthew DeGennaro

Matthew DeGennaro

Apr 15, 2016

Group 6 Copy 41
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    The recent zika outbreak highlights the importance of personal mosquito protection. The chemical DEET has been the gold standard in mosquito repellency since its civilian use began in 1957. DEET has important drawbacks and little is actually known about how it works. We wish to study how DEET manipulates the mosquito's senses to provide information that can lead to the development of more effective repellents to combat mosquito transmitted diseases.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Assessing oyster restoration using morphological records and next-generation sequencing

    Human development of New York and other large cities has led to disrupted urban ecology, including the decimation...

    Biological control of the mosquito Aedes aegypti

    The mosquito A. aegypti is the main vector for dengue and zika viruses. This mosquito has developed resistance...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 61 people