Dr. Flaminia Catteruccia
Flaminia Catteruccia is Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at the University of Perugia.
She started working on malaria during her PhD studies at Imperial College London, where she developed the first genetic engineering tools for Anopheles mosquitoes. Her main focus is the study of the molecular, behavioral and ecological parameters that are key to mating and reproduction in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, the major malaria vectors. Her research aims at providing knowledge of crucial reproductive processes in this important vector of human disease, with the view to aid the development of new tools for malaria control.
Her current work includes field studies in a number of African countries to confirm and expand laboratory findings, and looking at the interplay between reproductive processes and the development of Plasmodium parasites in the female mosquito.