The Cator Lab
Increasing our basic understanding of mosquito behaviour and using that knowledge to improve our capacity to control disease.
Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting some of the most devastating diseases on the planet. Much of what drives these global problems comes down to what happens in the lives of small insects.
Despite the importance of mosquito behaviour and ecology, we know surprisingly little about it.
We work to better understand of mosquito behavioural ecology, the evolutionary forces which have shaped it, and how behavioural traits shape tranmission dynamics. Ultimately we aim to use this understanding to more effectively predict and control the disease dynamics.
Based at Imperial College's Silwood Park campus, we attack these problems in both the laboratory and the field.