Dr. Anthony A. James University of California, Irvine, USA1 Talk
Anthony A. James, PhD is Donald Bren Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (School of Medicine) and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (Ayala School of Biological Sciences) at the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences USA. His research group uses genetics as the... read morebasis for synthetic approaches to prevent transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. Contributions include the development of mosquito transgenesis procedures and engineered genes that interfere with malaria parasite development in mosquitoes. He collaborated also to develop approaches to prevent dengue virus transmission and a population-suppression strain based on flightless female mosquitoes. Most recently he collaborated to develop a gene-drive system to spread beneficial genes quickly through mosquito populations.