Research Bench Lab

Riehle Laboratory

Microbiology & Immunology
BSB B2920

General Interests
Malaria Vector Biology, Genetics of Susceptibility, Microbiome and Immunity

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Riehle Lab Research Areas

Research Areas

Malaria remains a major global health problem leading to significant human morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organization reports that about half a million people die of malaria each year with most of these deaths occurring in children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Significant gains in malaria control have been made in recent years largely on the backs of concerted vector control efforts including the use of bed nets and insecticides. Our area of research focuses on understanding the dynamics of the relationship between the mosquito vector and the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. Through a better understanding of this relationship we can inform the design of future control strategies aimed at malaria eradication.

Current Members


Cameron Anderson

Research Technologist, Riehle Lab


Kimani Njoya

Graduate Student

Recent Publications