Meet the team behind the initiative

In line with our values and goal of facilitating broader representation of researchers in this field, our team comprises of scientists from all over the world, with diverse backgrounds and research interests

Nsa Dada, PhD

Entomologist and microbial ecologist fascinated with microbial interactions that underpin insect evolutionary responses to changes in their habitats.
Open to learn more about Nsa, and how the consortium started

Natapong Jupatanakul, PhD

Molecular Biologist interested in disentangling the complex relationships between invertebrates and their associated microorganisms.
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Sarah Short, PhD

Ecological immunologist interested in the multi-faceted interactions between mosquitoes and microbes, and their implications for human pathogen transmission.
Open to learn more about Sarah

Guillaume Minard, PhD

Molecular microbial ecologist fascinated with the ecology of interspecific interactions, with a focus on the dynamics of microbial communities in arthropod vectors.
Open to learn more about Guillaume

Jewelna Akorli, PhD

Evolutionary geneticist and Entomologist interested in the underlying genetic and ecological factors that drive vector competence.
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Luis Martinez Villegas, PhD

Biologist and Health Scientist interested in theoretical and empirical comparative metagenomics and microbial ecology.
Open to learn more about Luis