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.
Browse Other Projects on Experiment
Beyond conservation concern: monk parakeets hold clues about human influences on evolutionary processes
Parrots are the most threatened major group of birds, with many wild populations declining in response to logging...