Molecular markers of metabolic resistance to pyrethroids in Anopheles coluzzii, major malaria vector

As mosquitos have become resistant to chemicals used in sprays and bed nets, these methods are not as effective at killing mosquitoes as they once were. In order to identify the best new methods and chemicals, there is need for a tool that can detect mosquitoes that do not die when exposed to chemicals. By studying the biological differences within these mosquitoes, my research will shed light on new methods to easily identify mosquitos that are resistant to insecticides. This research will allow us to develop new tools to reduce not only malaria transmission, but also all the other diseases transmitted by mosquitos.