Primary research interest

  • Molecular evolution and distribution of mosquitoes

Researcher biography

Dr Nigel Beebe is Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland with a 50% position at the CSIRO. His research into the molecular biology, evolution and genetics of mosquitoes in the Southwest Pacific region delivers fundamental knowledge into the role mosquitoes play in mosquito-borne disease. He integrates entomological procedures with molecular evolution and genetics tools to answer fundamental questions including what species transmit disease pathogens, where they exist, why they are there, as well as how mosquito populations connect and move. Specific research areas include Southwest Pacific malaria vectors, endemic and exotic arbovirus vectors as well as novel mosquito control strategies.

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