PhD student in Medical Entomology
University of Ghana / Cameroon Ministry of Public Health
*Biology, ecology, molecular studies, and control of Blackflies and mosquitoes.
-Developing molecular markers for species identification of members of Simulium damnosum s.l.
-Identification of members of the S. damnosum complex using Cytotaxonomy
-Blackflies population studies using molecular (genetic) and cytogenetic (cytotaxonomy) approaches.
-Control of blackflies, vectors of onchocerciasis, through larviciding and other non-chemical methods like 'slash and clear'.
-Control of disease vectors using emerging genetic biocontrol technologies like gene drives.
-Transmission assessment of filariasis transmission (onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis) by xenomintoring.
-Insecticide susceptibility studies in mosquitoes and blackflies.
Area of expertise:Blackflies Mosquitoes
Email: franklinayisi [at] yahoo.com
Early career researcher