1) Vaccine target identification for neglected tropical infectious disease including visceral leishmaniasis (L. donovani), animal African trypanosomiasis (T. vivax and T. congolense) and malaria (P. falciparum). We have large panels of recombinant cell surface and secreted proteins from these pathogens and also murine infection models set up for L. donovani, T. vivax, and T. congolense.
2) Host-pathogen interactions. We have developed systematic genome-scale platforms to identify host receptors for parasite ligands.
3) Diagnostics: we can use our panels of proteins to identify markers of exposure.
Sistematic, biodiversity, ecology and pathogen of black flies
Drug discovery for parasitic diseases.
Vector biology and control
Epidemiology of vbd
I am a medical entomologist, my current research interest lies in vector biology, vector incrimination, taxonomy, parasite-vector interactions, vector control and insecticide resistance of Anopheles mosquitoes, Aedes ageypti, and sand fly. I have been studied on distribution and insecticide susceptibility of An.stephensi and An.gambiae in Ethiopia.
vectors of infectious diseases
the spread of blood-sucking insects
biological cycle of biting midges
Nanotechnology for vector control
Phylogeny, blood meals, vector competence