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Prof. Gregory C. Lanzaro University of California, Davis, USA1 Talk
Dr. Gregory C. Lanzaro currently serves as Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Chief of the Vector Genetics Laboratory at the University of California Davis. He has over 35 years’ experience in the field of medical entomology, with a focus on vector genetics. He has... read moreover 20 years academic experience educating graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Dr. Lanzaro received his Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Florida in 1986. He served as a post-doctoral fellow at Mississippi State University and UC Davis. In 1991 he accepted a MacArthur Foundation fellowship to work in the Laboratory of Malaria Research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He began his carrier in academics at The University of Texas Medical Branch in the Center for Tropical Diseases. In 2002, Dr. Lanzaro accepted the position of Director of the University of California Mosquito Research Program and founded the UC Davis Vector Genetics Laboratory. He is author of over 100 publications, most of these dealing with the population genetics of insect vectors of human diseases. He has served on the Vector Biology Study Section at NIH, was the Chairman of the Executive Council of the American Committee on Medical Entomology, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, (2002) and was President of the Society of Vector Ecology (2011). He has and continues to serve on numerous advisory panels, including for the Johns Hopkins University Malaria Institute, the EU Research Capacity for the Implementation of Genetic Control of Mosquitoes Program, and Target Malaria, Imperial College London.