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Phil Lounibos

Professor, UF/IFAS department of entomology and nematology

Faculty member, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

Member, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for African Studies

Member, Emerging Pathogens Institute

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

UF/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology

Lounibos’ long-standing core focus is insect ecology and behavior, especially as applied to mosquito vectors of human diseases such as malaria and dengue. His research includes invasion biology of Aedes albopictus tests, especially in the field in Florida and Brazil, and hypotheses about the roles of predation, competition, climate, and genetic factors in the establishment of recent populations of this dengue vector in the Americas.