Our Goal

A well-known idiom dictates that “prevention is better than cure”. There are limited vaccines and no therapeutic treatments available for many mosquito-borne diseases, which kill every year more than 700,000 people. The only proven and consistent method of preventing transmission of the pathogens that cause these diseases is to act on the vectors by suppressing their contact to humans. Research in our laboratory is guided by the above-mentioned idiom and aims at studying aspects of mosquito biology that could be leveraged into innovative vector control strategies. We are also interested in the physical conditions and biology that foster the emergence of mosquito-borne diseases, with a focus on arboviruses and invasive vectors in Italy.
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