Simon is a junior medical entomologist at IRSS, Burkina Faso. He specializes in the ecology of speciation as one of the evolutionary forces generating biodiversity. His research activities are focused on ecological studies on phenotypic variations within and between populations of mosquitoes and analyses of genetic and environmental sources. He is particularly interested in the mating behavior of mosquitoes to generate results of broad ecological importance and related mosquito endosymbionts approach to control vector born diseases. Currently, he is a research career development fellow sponsored by PIIVeC to work on the impact of mosquito’s symbionts on malaria transmission and control.