Matthew DeGennaro

Matthew DeGennaro

May 07, 2016

Group 6 Copy 27
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

    How does lung fluke travel from snail to crab to human?

    Snails and crabs occupy the land-water ecotone across Africa, but very little is known about them. These...

    Conservation Efforts to Protect Endangered Turtles of Sulawesi

    Sulawesi, Indonesia, is home to many species found nowhere else on Earth. Although rich in biodiversity...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 61 people