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Genomic signatures of local adaptation in recent invasive Aedes aegypti populations in California. Soudi, S., Crepeau, M., Collier, T.C., Lee, Y., Cornel, A.J., Lanzaro, G.C. BMC Genomics 24, 311 (2023).


Population Genetics of Anopheles pretoriensis in Grande Comore Island. Campos M, Patel N, Marshall C, Gripkey H, Ditter RE, Crepeau MW, Toilibou A, Amina Y, Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC. Insects. 2022 Dec 23;14(1):14. doi: 10.3390/insects14010014. PMID: 36661943; PMCID: PMC9866569.

Mitogenome Analyses Reveal Limited Introduction of Anopheles coluzzii Into the Central African Islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. Ditter RE, Campos M, Pinto J, Cornel AJ, Rompão H, Lanzaro GC. Frontiers in Tropical Diseases 3, doi:10.3389/fitd.2022.855272 (2022).

Ethical Considerations for Gene Drive: Challenges of Balancing Inclusion, Power and Perspectives. Kormos A, Lanzaro GC, Bier E, Santos V, Nazaré L, Pinto J, Aguiar Dos Santos A, James AA. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2022 Jan 21;10:826727. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2022.826727.

Spontaneous mutation rate estimates for the principal malaria vectors Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles stephensi. Rashid I, Campos M, Collier T, Crepeau M, Weakley A, Gripkey H, Lee Y, Schmidt H, Lanzaro GC. Sci Rep. 2022 Jan 7;12(1):226. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-03943-z.


Selection of sites for field trials of genetically engineered mosquitoes with gene drive. Lanzaro GC, Campos M, Crepeau M, Cornel A, Estrada A, Gripkey H, Haddad Z, Kormos A, Palomares S. Evol Appl. 2021 Aug 10;14(9):2147-2161. doi: 10.1111/eva.13283. PMID: 34603489; PMCID: PMC8477601.

Evidence of Local Extinction and Reintroduction of Aedes aegypti in Exeter, California. Kelly, E. T., Mack, L. K., Campos, M., Grippin, C., Chen, T.-Y., Romero-Weaver, A. L., . . . Lee, Y. (2021). Frontiers in Tropical Diseases, 2(8). Retrieved from doi:10.3389/fitd.2021.703873

Population modification strategies for malaria vector control are uniquely resilient to observed levels of gene drive resistance alleles. Lanzaro GC, Sánchez C HM, Collier TC, Marshall JM, James AA. Bioessays. 2021 Jun 20:e2000282. doi: 10.1002/bies.202000282. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34151435.

The origin of island populations of the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles coluzzii. Campos M, Hanemaaijer M, Gripkey H, Collier TC, Lee Y, Cornel AJ, Pinto J, Ayala D, Rompão H, Lanzaro GC. Commun Biol 4, 630 (2021).

Proceedings of an expert workshop on community agreement for gene drive research in Africa – Co-organised by KEMRI, PAMCA and Target Malaria. Thizy, Delphine, Ana Kormos (author 13), et al. Gates Open Research vol. 5 19. 24 Mar. 2021, doi:10.12688/gatesopenres.13221.2


Application of the Relationship-Based Model to Engagement for Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Malaria Vectors. Kormos A, Lanzaro GC, Bier E, Dimopoulos G, Marshall JM, Pinto J, Aguiar Dos Santos A, Bacar A, Sousa Pontes Sacramento Rompão H, James AA. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Dec 21;104(3):805–11. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0868. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33350374; PMCID: PMC7941841.

Evidence for Divergent Selection on Immune Genes between the African Malaria Vectors, Anopheles coluzzii and A. gambiae. Lee Y, Souvannaseng L, Collier TC, Main BJ, Norris LC, Fofana A, Traoré SF, Cornel AJ, Luckhart S, Lanzaro GC. Insects. 2020 Dec 18;11(12):893. doi: 10.3390/insects11120893. PMID: 33352887; PMCID: PMC7767042.

Next-generation gene drive for population modification of the malaria vector mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. Carballar-Lejarazú R, Ogaugwu C, Tushar T, Kelsey A, Pham TB, Murphy J, Schmidt H, Lee Y, Lanzaro G and James AA. Proc Nat Acad Sci. 2020

Complete mitogenome sequence of Anopheles coustani from São Tomé island. Campos M, Crepeau M, Lee Y, Gripkey H, Rompão H, Cornel AJ, Pinto J & Lanzaro GC. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 5: 3394-3396, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2020.1823273, 2020

Emergence of behavioural avoidance strategies of malaria vectors in areas of high LLIN coverage in Tanzania. Kreppel KS, Viana M, Main BJ, Johnson PCD, Govella NJ, Lee Y, Maliti D, Meza FC, Lanzaro GC, Ferguson HM. Sci Rep. 2020 Sep 3;10(1):14527. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71187-4.

Abundance of conserved CRISPR-Cas9 target sites within the highly polymorphic genomes of Anopheles and Aedes mosquitoes. Schmidt, H., Collier, T.C., Hanemaaijer, M.J., Houston, P.D., Lee, Y., Lanzaro, G.C. Nat Commun 11, 1425 (2020).

Complete mitogenome sequences of Aedes (Howardina) busckii and Aedes (Ochlerotatus) taeniorhynchus from the Caribbean Island of Saba, Mitochondrial DNA Part B. Anthony J. Cornel, Irka E. Bargielowski, Travis C. Collier, Allison M. Weakley, Erik M. Blosser, Gregory C. Lanzaro, Koen Hulshof, Marieta A. H. Braks & Yoosook Lee (2020) 5:2, 1163-1164, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2020.1730720

Development of a confinable gene-drive system in the human disease vector, Aedes aegypti. Li M, Yang T, Kandul NP, Bui M, Gamez S, Raban R, Bennett JB, Sánchez HM, Lanzaro GC, Schmidt H, Lee Y, Marshall JM, Akbari OS (2020) eLife 9: e51701


Transcontinental dispersal of Anopheles gambiae occurred from West African origin via serial founder events. Schmidt, H., Lee, Y., Collier, T.C. Hanemaaijer MJ, Kirstein OD, Ouledi A, Muleba M, Norris DE, Slatkin M, Cornel AJ and Lanzaro GC.  Commun. Biol. 2, 473., 2019

Characterization of the complete mitogenome of Anopheles aquasalis, and phylogenetic divergences among Anopheles from diverse geographic zones. Martinez-Villegas L, Assiss-Geraldo J, Koerich LB, Collier TC, Lee Y, Main BJ, Lanzaro GC, Pimenta PFP. PLoS One 14(9): e0219523.

Ethanol as a potential mosquito sample storage medium for RNA preservation. Torres MG, Weakley AM, Hibbert JD et al. [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000Research 2019, 8:1431

Introgression between Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii in Burkina Faso and its associations with kdr resistance and Plasmodium infection. Hanemaaijer MJ, Higgins H, Eralp I, Yamasaki Y, Becker N, Kirstein OD, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y. Malar J. 2019 Apr 11;18(1):127. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2759-1.

Genome-wide divergence among invasive populations of Aedes aegypti in California. Lee Y, Schmidt H, Collier TC, Conner WR, Hanemaaijer MJ, Slatkin M, Marshall JM, Chiu JC, Smartt CT, Lanzaro GC, Mulligan FS, Cornel AJ. BMC Genomics. 2019 Mar 12;20(1):204. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5586-4.

Mitochondrial genomes of Anopheles arabiensis, An. gambiae and An. coluzzii show no clear species division [version 2; peer review: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. Hanemaaijer MJ, Houston PD, Collier TC, Norris LC, Fofana A, Lanzaro GC, Cornel AJ and Lee Y. F1000Research 2019, 7: 347.


The fate of genes that cross species boundaries after a major hybridization event in a natural mosquito population. Hanemaaijer MJ, Collier TC, Chang A, Shott CC, Houston PD, Schmidt H, Main BJ, Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC. Mol Ecol. 2018 Dec;27(24):4978-4990. doi: 10.1111/mec.14947.

Reduced-representation sequencing identifies small effective population sizes of Anopheles gambiae in the north-western Lake Victoria basin, Uganda. Wiltshire RM, Bergey CM, Kayondo JK, Birungi J, Mukwaya LG, Emrich SJ, Besansky NJ, Collins FH. Malar J. 2018 Aug 6;17(1):285. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2432-0. PMID: 30081911; PMCID: PMC6080216.

Complete mitogenome sequence of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti derived from field isolates from California and South Africa. Hanno Schmidt, Mark J. Hanemaaijer, Anthony J. Cornel, Gregory C. Lanzaro, Leo Braack & Yoosook Lee (2018) Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 3:2, 1-2.

High endemism of mosquitoes on São Tomé and Príncipe Islands: evaluating the general dynamic model in a worldwide island comparison. Loiseau, C. , Melo, M. , Lee, Y. , Pereira, H. , Hanemaaijer, M. J., Lanzaro, G. C., Cornel, A. J., Didham, R. and Gilbert, F. (2018) Insect Conserv Divers.

Complete Anopheles funestus mitogenomes reveal an ancient history of mitochondrial lineages and their distribution in southern and central Africa. Jones CM, Lee Y, Kitchen A, Collier T, Pringle JC, Muleba M, Irish S, Stevenson JC, Coetzee M, Cornel AJ, Norris DE, Carpi G. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 13;8(1):9054.

Mosquito community composition in South Africa and some neighboring countries. Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Almeida APG, Johnson T, Mouatcho J, Venter M, de Jager C, Braack L. Parasites and Vectors. 2018 Jun 1;11(1):331.

Genetic variation associated with increased insecticide resistance in the malaria mosquito, Anopheles coluzziiMain BJ, Everitt A, Cornel AJ, Hormozdiari F, Lanzaro GC. Parasit Vectors. 2018 Apr 4;11(1):225. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2817-5.


Spatial and temporal distribution of genome divergence among California populations of Aedes aegypti. Lee Y, Collier TC, Conner WR, Hanemaaijer MJ, Smartt CT, Slatkin M, Chiu JC, Lanzaro GC, Mulligan FS, Cornel AJ. 2017. BioRxiv. doi:

First record of Aedes albopictus (Skuse 1894) on São tomé island. Reis S, Cornel AJ, Melo M, Pereira H, Loiseau C. Acta Trop. 2017 Jul;171:86-89. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.03.035. Epub 2017 Apr 1.


Surveillance, insecticide resistance and control of an invasive Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) population in California; Cornel AJ, Holeman J, Nieman CC, Lee Y, Smith C, Amorino M, Brisco K, Barrera R, Lanzaro GC, Mulligan III FS. 2016. F1000res. 5:194.

Investigating associations between biting time in the malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis Patton and single nucleotide polymorphisms in circadian clock genes: support for sub-structure among An. arabiensis in the Kilombero valley of Tanzania; Maliti DV, Marsden CD, Main BJ, Govella NJ, Yamasaki Y, Collier TC, Kreppel K, Chiu JC, Lanzaro GC, Ferguson HM, Lee Y. 2016. Parasit Vectors. 27;9(1):109.

Anopheles darlingi polytene chromosomes: revised maps including newly described inversion and evidence for population structure in Manaus; Cornel AJ, Brisco KK, Tadei WP, Secundino NF, Galardo AKR, Medeiros JF, Pessoa FAC, Rios-Velasquez CM, Lee Y, Pimenta PFP, Lanzaro GC. 2016. Memorias. 111(5): 335-346.

Comparing efficacy of a sweep net and a dip method for collection of mosquito larvae in large bodies of water in South Africa; Brisco KK, Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Mouatcho J, Braack L. F1000res. 5:713.

Quantification of GST and esterase activities in pyrethrin-resistant mosquitoes using pyrethroid-like fluorescent substrates. Kamita SG, Mulligan S 3rd, Cornel AJ, Hammock BD. Int J Pest Manag. 2016;62(4):276-283. doi: 10.1080/09670874.2016.1175685. Epub 2016 Apr 26.

A method to preserve low parasitaemia Plasmodium-infected avian blood for host and vector infectivity assays. Carlson JS, Giannitti F, Valkiūnas G, Tell LA, Snipes J, Wright S, Cornel AJ. Malar J. 2016 Mar 11;15:154. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1198-5.

The Genetic Basis of host preference and indoor resting behavior in the major African malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis; Main BJ, Lee Y, Ferguson HM, Kreppel KS, Kihonda A, Govella NJ, Collier TC, Cornel AJ, Eskin E, Kang EY, Nieman CC, Weakley AM, Lanzaro GC. PLoS Genetics. 12(9): e1006303.


Complex genome evolution in Anopheles coluzzii associated with increased insecticide usage in Mali; Main BJ, Lee Y, Collier TC, Norris LC, Brisco K, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Mol Ecol. 2015. 24(20):5145-5157.

A DNA extraction protocol for improved DNA yield from individual mosquitoes; Nieman CC, Yamasaki Y, Collier TC, Lee Y. F1000res, 2015; 4: 1314. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7413.1

Defining genetic, taxonomic and geographic boundaries among species of the Psorophora confinnis (Diptera:Culicidae) complex in North and South America; Lanzaro GC, Collier TC, Lee Y. J Med Entomol. 2015 Sep;52(5):907-17. Epub 2015 Jul 1.

Absence of kdr resistance alleles in the Union of the Comoros, East Africa; Lee Y, Olson N, Yamasaki Y, Chang A, Marsden C, Ouledi A, Lanzaro G, Cornel A. F1000Research. 2015. 4:146

Adaptive introgression in an African malaria mosquito coincident with the increased usage of insecticide-treated bed nets; Norris LC, Main BJ, Lee Y, Collier TC, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. PNAS. 2015. 112(3):815-820.

Colonization of malaria vectors under semi-field conditions as a strategy for maintaining genetic and phenotypic similarity with wild populations; Ng’habi KR, Lee Y, Knols BGJ, Mwasheshi D, Lanzaro GC, Ferguson HM. 2015. Malaria J. 14:10.

A multi-detection assay for malaria transmitting mosquitoes; Lee Y, Weakley AM, Nieman CC, Malvick J, Lanzaro GC. JoVE. 2015. 96. e52385.


Plasmodium falciparum infection rates for some Anopheles spp. from Guinea-Bissau, West Africa; Sanford MR, Cornel AJ, Nieman CC, Dinis J, Marsden CD, Weakley AM, Han S, Rodrigues A, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y. 2014. F1000Research. 3(243).

Diversity, differentiation and linkage disequilibrium: prospects for association mapping in the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis; Marsden CD, Lee Y, Kreppel K, Weakley A, Cornel A, Ferguson HM, Eskin E, Lanzaro GC. G3 (Bethesda). 2014 Jan 10;4(1):121-31.

A new multiplex SNP genotyping assay for detecting hybridization and introgression between the M and S molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae; Lee Y, Marsden CD, Nieman C, Lanzaro GC. Mol Ecol Resour. 2014 Mar;14(2):297-305. Epub 2013 Nov 11.


Spatiotemporal dynamics of gene flow and hybrid fitness between the M and S forms of the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae; Lee Y, Marsden CD, Norris LC, Collier TC, Main Bradley, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. PNAS. 2013 Dec 3;110(49):19854-9.

A preliminary investigation of the relationship between water quality and Anopheles gambiae larval habitats in western Cameroon; Sanford MR, Ramsay S, Cornel AJ, Marsden CD, Norris LC, Patchoke S, Fondjo E, Lanzaro GC, Lee Y. Malar J. 2013. 12:225.

An analysis of two island groups as potential sites for trials of transgenic mosquitoes for malaria control; Marsden CD, Cornel A, Lee Y, Sanford MR, Norris LC, Goodell PB, Nieman CC, Han S, Rodrigues A, Denis J, Ouledi A, Lanzaro GC. Evol Appl. 2013.

Chromosome Inversions, Genomic Differentiation and Speciation in the African Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae; Lee Y, Collier TC, Sanford MR, Marsden CD, Fofana A, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. PLoS One. 2013. 8(3): e57887.


Culex pipiens Sensu Lato in California: A Complex Within a Complex?; Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Trout Fryxell RT, Seifert S, Nieman C, Lanzaro GC. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2012. 28 (4s):113-121.

Differential Plasmodium falciparum infection of Anopheles gambiae s.s. molecular and chromosomal forms in Mali; Trout Fryxell RT, Nieman CC, Fofana A, Lee Y, Traore SF, Cornel AJ, Luckhart S, Lanzaro GC. Malar J. 2012. 11:133.

The knockdown resistance mutation and knockdown time in Anopheles gambiae collected from Mali evaluated through a bottle bioassay and a novel insecticide-treated net bioassay; Fryxell RT, Seifert SN, Lee Y, Sacko A, Lanzaro G, Cornel A. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2012. 28(2):119-22.

High degree of single nucleotide polymorphisms in California Culex pipiens (Diptera:Culicidae) sensu lato; Lee Y, Seifert SN, Nieman CS, McAbee RD, Goodell P, Fryxell RT, Lanzaro GC, Cornel AJ. J Med Entomol. 2012. 49(2): 299-306.

Single nucleotide polymorphisms for high-throughput genotyping of Anopheles arabiensis in East and Southern Africa; Lee Y, Seifert SN, Fornadel CM, Norris DE, Lanzaro GC. J Med Entomol. 2012. 49(2): 307-315.

Identification and characterization of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in Culex theileri Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae); Demirci B, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC, B Alten. J Med Entomol. 2012. 49(3): 581-588.

Altitudinal genetic and morphometric variation among populations of Culex theileri Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) from northeastern Turkey; Demirci B, Lee Y, Lanzaro GC, Alten B. J Vector Ecol. 2012 Jun;37(1):197-209.

Microsatellite-based parentage analysis of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) using nonlethal DNA sampling. Wong J, Chu YY, Stoddard ST, Lee Y, Morrison AC, Scott TW. J Med Entomol. 2012 Jan;49(1):85-93.


Morphological Differentiation may Mediate Mate-Choice between Incipient Species of Anopheles gambiae s.s.; Sanford MR, Demirci B, Marsden CD, Lee Y, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. PLoS One. 2011. 6(11): e27920.

Population genetic structure of Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles gambiae in a malaria endemic region of southern Tanzania; Ng’habi KR, Knos BGJ, Lee Y, Ferguson HM, Lanzaro GC. Malar J. 2011. 10:289

Asymmetric introgression between the M and S molecular forms of the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae, maintains divergence despite extensive hybridization; Marsden CD, Lee Y, Neiman C, Sanford MR, Dinis J, Marins C, Rodrigues AR, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC. Mol Ecol. 2011. 20(23): 4983-4994.


Sequencing of Culex quinquefasciatus establishes a platform for mosquito comparative genomics; Arensburger P, Megy K, Waterhouse RM, Abrudan J, Amedeo P, Antelo B, Bartholomay L, Bidwell S, Caler E, Camara F, Campbell CL, Campbell KS, Casola C, Castro MT, Chandramouliswaran I, Chapman SB, Christley S, Costas J, Eisenstadt E, Feschotte C, Fraser-Liggett C, Guigo R, Haas B, Hammond M, Hansson BS, Hemingway J, Hill SR, Howarth C, Ignell R, Kennedy RC, Kodira CD, Lobo NF, Mao C, Mayhew G, Michel K, Mori A, Liu N, Naveira H, Nene V, Nguyen N, Pearson MD, Pritham EJ, Puiu D, Qi Y, Ranson H, Ribeiro JM, Roberston HM, Severson DW, Shumway M, Stanke M, Strausberg RL, Sun C, Sutton G, Tu ZJ, Tubio JM, Unger MF, Vanlandingham DL, Vilella AJ, White O, White JR, Wondji CS, Wortman J, Zdobnov EM, Birren B, Christensen BM, Collins FH, Cornel A, Dimopoulos G, Hannick LI, Higgs S, Lanzaro GC, Lawson D, Lee NH, Muskavitch MA, Raikhel AS, Atkinson PW. Science. 2010 330(6000):86-8.

Identification of three single nucleotide polymorphisms in Anopheles gambiae immune signaling genes that are associated with natural Plasmodium falciparum infection; Horton AA, Lee Y, Coulibaly CA, Rashbrook VK, Cornel AJ, Lanzaro GC, Luckhart S. Malar J. 2010 9:160.


Ecological and genetic relationships of the Forest-M form among chromosomal and molecular forms of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto; Lee Y, Cornel AJ, Meneses CR, Fofana A, Andrianarivo AG, McAbee RD, Fondjo E, Traoré SF, Lanzaro GC . Malar J. 2009 8:75.

The distribution of insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae s.l. populations from Cameroon: an update; Ndjemaï HN, Patchoké S, Atangana J, Etang J, Simard F, Bilong CF, Reimer L, Cornel A, Lanzaro GC, Fondjo E. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009 103(11):1127-38

Developmental and evolutionary basis for drought tolerance of the Anopheles gambiae embryo; Goltsev Y, Rezende GL, Vranizan K, Lanzaro G, Valle D, Levine M. Dev Biol. 2009 330(2):462-70.

Desiccation resistance among subpopulations of Anopheles gambiae s.s. from Selinkenyi, Mali; Lee Y, Meneses CR, Fofana A, Lanzaro GC. J Med Entomol. 2009 46(2):316-20.


Effects of varying moisture on egg production and longevity of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae); Milleron RS, Meneses CR, Elnaiem DA, Lanzaro GC. J Med Entomol. 2008 45(1):160-5.

Vector competence of eastern and western forms of Psorophora columbiae (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes for enzootic and epizootic Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus; Moncayo AC, Lanzaro G, Kang W, Orozco A, Ulloa A, Arredondo-Jiménez J, Weaver SC. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 78(3):413-21.

Relationship between kdr mutation and resistance to pyrethroid and DDT insecticides in natural populations of Anopheles gambiae; Reimer L, Fondjo E, Patchoké S, Diallo B, Lee Y, Ng A, Ndjemai HM, Atangana J, Traore SF, Lanzaro G, Cornel AJ. J Med Entomol. 2008 45(2):260-6.

SSCP analysis of scnDNA for genetic profiling of Aedes aegypti; Wong J, Tripet F, Rasgon JL, Lanzaro GC, Scott TW. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 79(4):511-7.

Clarification of anomalies in the application of a 2La molecular karyotyping method for the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae; Ng’habi KR, Meneses CR, Cornel AJ, Slotman MA, Knols BG, Ferguson HM, Lanzaro GC. Parasit Vectors. 2008 17;1(1):45.


Mosaic genome architecture of the Anopheles gambiae species complex; Wang-Sattler R, Blandin S, Ning Y, Blass C, Dolo G, Touré YT, delle Torre A, Lanzaro GC, Steinmetz LM, Kafatos FC, Zheng L. PLoS ONE. 2007 Nov 28;2(11):e1249.

A set of broadly applicable microsatellite markers for analyzing the structure of Culex pipiens s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) populations; Edillo FE, Tripet F, McAbee RD, Foppa IM, Lanzaro GC, Cornel AJ, Spielman A. J. Med. Entomol. 44:145-149, 2007.

Evidence for subdivision within the M molecular form of Anopheles gambiae; Slotman MA, Tripet F, Cornel AJ, Meneses CR, Lee Y, Reimer LJ, Thiemann TC, Fondjo E, Fofana A, Traoré SF, Lanzaro GC. Mol Ecol. 16(3): 639-649, 2007.

Longitudinal survey of knockdown resistance to pyrethroid (kdr) in Mali, West Africa, and evidence of its emergence in the Bamako form of Anopheles gambiae s.s.; Tripet F, Wright J, Cornel A, Fofana A, McAbee R, Meneses C, Reimer L, Slotman M, Thiemann T, Dolo G, Traoré S, Lanzaro G. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Jan;76(1):81-7.

Assessment of Triatoma dimidiata dispersal in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico by morphometry and microsatellite markers; Dumonteil E, Tripet F, Ramirez-Sierra MJ, Payet V, Lanzaro G, Menu F. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 May;76(5):930-7.

A new robust diagnostic polymerase chain reaction for determining the mating status of female Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes; Ng’habi KR, Horton A, Knols BG, Lanzaro GC. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Sep;77(3):485-7.

Evolution of the dorsal-ventral patterning network in the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae; Goltsev Y, Fuse N, Frasch M, Zinzen RP, Lanzaro G, Levine M. Development. 2007 Jul;134(13):2415-24. Epub 2007 May 23.


Reduced recombination rate and genetic differentiation between the M and S forms of Anopheles gambiae s.s.; Slotman MA, Reimer LJ, Thiemann T, Dolo G, Fondjo E, Lanzaro GC. Genetics 174: 2081-2093, 2006.

Water quality and immatures of the M and S forms of Anopheles gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis in a Malian village; Edillo FE, Tripet F, Touré YT, Lanzaro GC, Dolo G, and Taylor CE. Malar J. 5: 35p., 2006.

A new high-performance PCR diagnostic for the detection of pyrethroid resistance kdr in Anopheles gambiae; Tripet F, Wright J, and Lanzaro GC. Am. J. Trop Med. Hyg. 74: 658-662, 2006.


An unusual distribution of the kdr gene among populations of Anopheles gambiae on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea; Reimer LJ, Tripet F, Slotman M, Spielman A, and Lanzaro GC. Insect Mol. Biol. 14:683-688, 2005.

Female-biased gene expression in the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae; Hahn MW, and Lanzaro GC. Current Biology, 15: R192-R193, 2005.

Multilevel analyses of genetic differentiation in Anopheles gambiae s.s. reveal patterns of gene flow important for malaria-fighting mosquito projects; Tripet F, Dolo G, and Lanzaro GC. Genetics. 169: 313-324, 2005.

Effect of seminal fluids in mating between the M and S forms of Anopheles gambiae; Tripet F, Thiemann T, and Lanzaro GC. J. Med. Entomol. 42: 596-603, 2005.

Genetic variation in the sand fly salivary protein, SP-15, a potential vaccine candidate against Leishmania major; Elnaiem D, Meneses C, Slotman M, and Lanzaro GC. Insect Mol. Biol. 14: 145-150, 2005.

Multilevel analyses of genetic differentiation in Anopheles gambiae s.s. reveal patterns of gene flow important for malaria-fighting mosquito projects; Tripet F, Dolo G, and Lanzaro GC. Genetics. 169: 313-324, 2005.


Survivorship and distribution of immature Anopheles gambiae s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) in Banambani Village, Mali; Edillo FE, Touré YT, Lanzaro GC, Dolo G, and Taylor CE. J. Med. Entomol. 41: 333-339, 2004.

Different combinations of gap repressors for common stripes in Anopheles and Drosophila embryos; Goltsev Y, Hsiong W, Lanzaro GC, and Levine M. Dev. Biol. 275: 435– 446, 2004.

Negative effect of antibodies against maxadilan on the fitness of the sand fly vector of American visceral leishmaniasis; Milleron RS, Ribeiro J M, Elnaiem D, Soong L, and Lanzaro GC. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 70: 278-285, 2004.

Antigenic diversity in maxadilan, a salivary protein from the sand fly vector of American visceral leishmaniasis; Milleron RS, Mutebi JP, Valle S, Montoya A, Yin H, Soong L, and Lanzaro GC. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 70: 286-293, 2004.

Sand fly saliva enhances Leishmania amazonensis infection by modulating IL-10 production; Norsworthy NB, Sun J, Elnaiem D, Lanzaro GC, and Soong L. Infection and Immunity. 72: 1240-1247, 2004.

The ‘wingbeat’ hypothesis of reproductive isolation between members of the Anopheles gambiae complex (Diptera: Culicidae) does not fly; Tripet F, Traoré S, Dolo D, and Lanzaro GC. J. Med. Entomol. 41: 375-384, 2004.


The taxonomic status of genetically divergent populations of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) based on the distribution of mitochondrial and isozyme variation; Arrivillaga J, Mutebi JP, Piñango H, Norris D, Alexander JB, Feliciangeli MD, and Lanzaro GC. J. Med. Entomol. 40: 615-627, 2003.

Frequency of multiple inseminations in field-collected Anopheles gambiae females revealed by DNA analysis of transferred sperm; Tripet F, Touré YT, Dolo D, and Lanzaro GC. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 68: 1-5, 2003.


Genetic differentiation among populations of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Central and South America; Mutebi JP, Tripet F, Alexander JB, and Lanzaro GC. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 96: 740-752, 2002.

Phylogeography of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) using mitochondrial DNA; Arrivillaga JC, Norris DE, Feliciangeli MD, and Lanzaro GC. Inf. Genet. Evol. 2: 83-95, 2002.

Genetic differentiation of Anopheles gambiae s.s. populations in Mali, West Africa using microsatellite loci; Carnahan J, Zheng L, Taylor CE, Touré YT, Norris DE, Dolo G, Diuk-Wasser M, and Lanzaro GC. J. Heredity. 93: 249-253, 2002.

Spatial and habitat distribution of Anopheles gambiae s.l. larvae and adults in Banambani village, Mali; Edillo FE, Touré YT, Lanzaro GC, Dolo G, and Taylor CE. J. Med. Entomol. 39: 70-77, 2002.


Distribution of genetic variation among chromosomal forms of Anopheles gambiae s.s: Introgressive hybridization, adaptive inversions, or recent reproductive isolation?; Black WC, IV, and Lanzaro GC. Insect Mol. Biol. 10: 3-7, 2001.

Sandfly maxadilan exacerbates infection with Leishmania major and vaccinating against it protects against L. major infection; Morris RV, Shoemaker CB, David JR, Lanzaro GC, and Titus RGJ. Immunol. 167: 5226-5230, 2001.

Microsatellite DNA polymorphism on chromosome 3 among field and laboratory populations of Anopheles gambiae; Norris DE, Shurtleff AC, Touré YT, and Lanzaro GC. J. Med. Entomol. 38: 336-340, 2001.

Gene flow among populations of the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae, in Mali, West Africa; Taylor CE, Touré YT, Carnahan J, Norris DE, Dolo G, Traoré SF, Edillo FE, and Lanzaro GC. Genetics. 157: 743-750, 2001.

DNA analysis of transfered sperm reveals significant levels of gene flow between molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae; Tripet F, Touré YT, Taylor CE, Norris DE, Dolo G, and Lanzaro GC. Mol. Ecol. 10: 1725-1732, 2001.


Sibling species in the Lutzomyia longipalpis complex differ in levels of mRNA expression for the salivary peptide, maxadilan; Yin H, Norris DE, and Lanzaro GC. Insect Mol. Biol. 9: 309-314, 2000.


Variation in the salivary peptide, maxadilan, from species in the Lutzomyia longipalpis complex; Lanzaro GC, Ribeiro JMC, Warburg, A, Shoemaker CB, Lopes AHCS, Soares M, and Titus RG. Insect Mol. Biol. 8:267-276; 1999.

Morphogenetics studies of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Psychodidae: Phlebotominae); Arrivillaga, JC, Rangel, Y, Lanzaro, GC, and Feliciangeli, MD. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 15: 410-411, 1999.

Breeding structure of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz and Neiva) in Brazil; Mutebi, J-P, J. B. Alexander, I. Sherlock, J. Wellington AA, Souza J, Shaw EF, Rangel, and Lanzaro GC. J. Amer. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 61:149-157, 1999.

Metaphase karyotypes and G-banding in sandflies of the Lutzomyia longipalpis complex; Yin H, Mutebi JP, Marriott S, Lanzaro GC. Med Vet Entomol. 1999 Feb;13(1):72-7.


Complexities in the genetic structure of Anopheles gambiae populations in West Africa as revealed by microsatellite DNA; Lanzaro GC, Touré YT, Carnahan J, Zheng L, Dolo G, Traoré S, Petrarca V, Vernick KD, and Taylor CE. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 95:14260-14265; 1998.

Genetic variability among populations of the sand fly Lutzomyia (Lutzomyia) longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Central America; Mutebi JP, Rowton E, Herrero MV, Ponce C, Belli A, Valle S, Lanzaro GC. J Med Entomol. 1998 Mar;35(2):169-74.

Genetic variation among natural and laboratory colony populations of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912)(Diptera: Psychodidae) from Colombia; Lanzaro GC, Alexander B, Mutebi JP, Montoya-Lerma J, Warburg A. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 1998 Jan-Feb;93(1):65-9.


Microsatellite polymorphism in Anopheles maculatus, a malaria vector in Thailand; Rongnoparut P, Yaicharoen S, Sirichotpakorn N, Rattanarithikul R, Lanzaro GC, Linthicum KJ. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1996 Dec;55(6):589-94.


Distribution of genetic diversity in relation to chromosomal inversions in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae; Mathiopoulos KD, Lanzaro GC. J Mol Evol. 1995 Jun;40(6):578-84.

Microsatellite DNA and isozyme variability in a west African population of Anopheles gambiae; Lanzaro GC, Zheng L, Toure YT, Traore SF, Kafatos FC, Vernick KD. Insect Mol Biol. 1995 May;4(2):105-12.


Saliva of Lutzomyia longipalpis sibling species differs in its composition and capacity to enhance leishmaniasis; Warburg A, Saraiva E, Lanzaro GC, Titus RG, Neva F. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1994 Jul 29;345(1312):223-30.


Evidence through crossmating experiments of a species complex in Anopheles pseudopunctipennis sensu lato: a primary malaria vector of the American continent; Estrada-Franco JG, Ma MC, Gwadz RW, Sakai R, Lanzaro GC, Laughinghouse A, Galvan-Sanchez C, Cespedes JL, Vargas-Sagarnaga R. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1993 Dec;49(6):746-55.

Characterization of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis sensu lato from three countries of neotropical America from variation in allozymes and ribosomal DNA; Estrada-Franco JG, Lanzaro GC, Ma MC, Walker-Abbey A, Romans P, Galvan-Sanchez C, Cespedes JL, Vargas-Sagarnaga R, Laughinghouse A, Columbus I, et al. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1993 Dec;49(6):735-45.

Lutzomyia longipalpis is a species complex: genetic divergence and interspecific hybrid sterility among three populations; Lanzaro GC, Ostrovska K, Herrero MV, Lawyer PG, Warburg A. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1993 Jun;48(6):839-47.

Genetic evidence of a species complex in Anopheles pseudopunctipennis sensu lato; Estrada-Franco JG, Ma MC, Lanzaro GC, Gwadz R, Galván-Sánchez C, Céspedes JL, Vargas-Sagarnaga R, Rodríguez R. Bull Pan Am Health Organ. 1993;27(1):26-31.


[Genetic evidence of a species complex in Anopheles pseudopunctipennis pseudopunctipennis]; Estrada-Franco JG, Ma MC, Lanzaro GC, Gwadz R, Galván-Sánchez C, Céspedes JL, Vargas-Sagarnaga R, Rodríguez R. Bol Oficina Sanit Panam. 1992 Oct;113(4):297-300. [Article in Spanish]


Occurrence and evolutionary significance of a California encephalitis-like virus in Aedes squamiger (Diptera: Culicidae); Eldridge BF, Lanzaro GC, Campbell GL, Reeves WC, Hardy JL. J Med Entomol. 1991 Sep;28(5):645-51.

Comparison of host-feeding patterns between Anopheles quadrimaculatus sibling species A and B.; Apperson CS, Lanzaro GC. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 1991 Sep;7(3):507-8.

Assignment of two enzyme loci to the X chromosome of Anopheles quadrimaculatus species A.; Lanzaro GC, Mitchell SE, Narang SK, Seawright JA. J Hered. 1991 Jul-Aug;82(4):349-51.


Hybrid male sterility in crosses between field and laboratory strains of Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Say) (Diptera: Culicidae); Lanzaro GC, Narang SK, Mitchell SE, Kaiser PE, Seawright JA. J Med Entomol. 1988 Jul;25(4):248-55.

Hybridization of laboratory strains of sibling species A and B of Anopheles quadrimaculatus; Kaiser PE, Mitchell SE, Lanzaro GC, Seawright JA. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 1988 Mar;4(1):34-8.


Gregory C. Lanzaro, , Melina Campos, Marc Crepeau, Anthony Cornel, Abram Estrada, Hans Gripkey, Ziad Haddad, Ana Kormos, Steven Palomares (2023). Field Trial Site Selection for Mosquitoes with Gene Drive: Geographic, Ecological, and Population Genetic Considerations. In: Carballar-Lejarazú, R. (ed) Mosquito Gene Drives and the Malaria Eradication Agenda. Jenny Stanford Publishing.


Loiseau, C., …, Cornel, A.J. (author 7). (2022). Diversity and Distribution of the Arthropod Vectors of the Gulf of Guinea Oceanic Islands. In: Ceríaco, L.M.P., de Lima, R.F., Melo, M., Bell, R.C. (eds) Biodiversity of the Gulf of Guinea Oceanic Islands. Springer, Cham.


Gregory C. Lanzaro and Yoosook Lee (2013). “Speciation in Anopheles gambiae—The Distribution of Genetic Polymorphism and Patterns of Reproductive Isolation Among Natural Populations.” In: Anopheles mosquitoes – New insights into malaria vectors, Prof. Sylvie Manguin (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1188-7, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/56232.


Dorn PL, Justi S, Krafsur ES, Lanzaro GC, Cornel AJ, Lee Y, Hill CA. “Chapter 15: Genetics of major insect vectors.” in Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition. (p. 411-472) Tibayrenc M (ed), Elsevier. 2011.


Lanzaro GC, Nuzhdin S, and Tripet F. “Tools for monitoring the genetic structure and stability of mosquito populations.” In: Proceedings: Working Group on Strategic Plan to Bridge Laboratory and Field Research in Disease Vector Control. 14-16 July 2004, ICIPE, Nairobi, Kenya. UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. Frontis Press, Wageningen, The Netherlands.


Lanzaro GC and Tripet F. “Gene flow among populations of Anopheles gambiae: A critical review.” In: Ecological Aspects for the Application of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes. (pp. 109-132) Eds. Takken, W and Scott TW Frontis Press, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 2003.


WORLD MALARIA DAY: TIME TO INNOVATE TO DELIVER ZERO MALARIA. (2023, April 25). Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research.

A Iniciativa contra a Malária da Universidade da Califórnia sobre o Dia Mundial da Malária 2023 em STP. (2023, April 25). Téla Nón.


8th PAMCA Annual Conference and Exhibition: Day 1. MESA Correspondents. (2022, September 26). MESA.

A UC malaria initiative program receives grant for work researching genetically engineered mosquitoes. Sonora Slater. (2022, February 22). The California Aggie.

Vector Genetics Laboratory Receives $10.2M Grant from Open Philanthropy. Vector Genetics Laboratory. (2022, January 28). UC Davis Veterinary Medicine News & Events.

UC Davis $10.2 Million Grant Targets Malaria in São Tomé and Príncipe. Kathy Keatley Garvey. (2022, January 25). UC Davis Entomology & Nematology News.



New study highlights success of gene drive technology with preventing mosquito-spread diseases. Alma Meckler-Pacheco. (2020, May 25). The California Aggie.


Ecological considerations for gene drive systems [Video file]. Lanzaro, G.C. (2018, April 30). In The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks.

Evaluation of potential field trial sites for the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes. Hanemaaijer MJ, Gripkey HF, Handy CM, Weakley AM, Lee Y, Haddad Z, Lanzaro GC.


UCI establishes Malaria Initiative to fight deadly disease in Africa. (2017, May 8). UC Irvine News.

West Nile concerns rise as heat aids mosquitoes in north state. Walter Ko. (2017, May 7). The Sacramento Bee (CA).

Mosquitoes surge after rain and heat in Northern California. Walter Ko. (2017, May 4). The Sacramento Bee (CA).

Mosquitoes’ biting preference revealed. John Tann. (2017, March 21). The California Aggie.


Scientists aim to fight malaria with genetically engineered – mosquitoes. Deborah Netburn. (2015, November 29). Charleston Gazette-Mail (WV).

An altered mosquito might fight malaria. Deborah Netburn. (2015, November 29). The Orlando Sentinel (FL).

‘Anti-malarial mosquitoes’ created using controversial genetic technology – Scientists aim to tackle malaria by creating insects unable to spread the parasite, but caution urged over unpredictable ecological consequences. Ian Sample. (2015, November 24). The Guardian.

War on Anopheles mosquitoes heats up. Clive Cookson. (2015, April 24). Financial Times.

Malaria mosquito interbreeding has resulted in ‘super mosquitoes’. Kathy Keatley Garvey. (2015, January 15). The Davis Enterprise (CA).

Scientists discover hybrid insecticide-resistant mosquito in Mali. Brooks Hays. (2015, January 12). UPI


Malaria mosquitoes crossbreed, study finds. Pat Bailey. (2013, November 29). The Davis Enterprise (CA).

UC Davis study: Malaria groups do mix and match. Pat Bailey. (2013, November 27). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).

Malaria Mosquito Groups Surprisingly Do Mix and Match, New Study Finds. Pat Bailey. (2013, November 26). UC Davis News.


Vector Population Genetics at UC Davis. Lanzaro GC, Lee Y and Cornel AJ. Wing Beats Summer 2011. 22:6-15


UC Davis scientists play role in milestone mosquito research. Kathy Keatley Garvey. (2010, October, 10). The Davis Enterprise (CA).


‘Malaria Awareness Day’ April 25. (2008, April 8). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).


Grants given for mosquito research. Kathy Keatley Garvey. (2007, December 28). The Davis Enterprise (CA).

California Mosquito and Vector Control Districts and University of California Combine Forces to Battle Malaria in Africa. Garvey K. Wing Beats Fall 2007. 18:6-18

Doctoral students at UC Davis awarded research fellowships. (2007, June 22). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).

UCD entomologist honored for his work on parasitic diseases. (2007, June 6). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).

Teaching, research hailed. (2007, May 15). The Davis Enterprise (CA).

UC Davis entomologist wins top research award. (2007, May 12). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).

African drummers at UCD. (2007, April 25). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).

Africa needs gift of growing up. Kathy Keatley Garvey. (2007, April 22). The Reporter (Vacaville, CA).

Mali, UCD collaborate on malaria studies. (2007, April 22). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).


UCD malaria group targets Tanzania. (2006, December 23). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).

UCD researcher involved in malaria summit. (2006, December, 23). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).

Mosquito Daze: Rains bring bumper crop of biting pests. Erik Vance. (2006, June 29). Santa Cruz Sentinel (CA).

UCD gets grant to study sand flies. (2006, June 18). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).

UCD medical entomologists appointed to health institute. (2006, April 23). The Daily Democrat (Woodland, CA).


UCD researchers study mosquitoes. (2005, December 1). The Reporter (Vacaville, CA).


Mosquito-borne arboviruses of African origin: review of key viruses and vectors. Braack L, Gouveia de Almeida AP, Cornel AJ, Swanepoel R, de Jager C. Parasit Vectors. 2018 Jan 9;11(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2559-9.


Identifying avian malaria vectors: sampling methods influence outcomes. Carlson JS, Walther E, TroutFryxell R, Staley S, Tell LA, Sehgal RN, Barker CM, Cornel AJ. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Jul 11;8:365. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-0969-0.


Outbreak of West Nile virus in North America; Spielman A, Andreadis TG, Apperson CS, Cornel AJ, Day JF, Edman JD, Fish D, Harrington LC, Kiszewski AE, Lampman R, Lanzaro GC, Matuschka FR, Munstermann LE, Nasci RS, Norris DE, Novak RJ, Pollack RJ, Reisen WK, Reiter P, Savage HM, Tabachnick WJ, Wesson DM. Science. 2004 Nov 26;306(5701):1473-5; author reply 1473-5.


Distribution of genetic variation among chromosomal forms of Anopheles gambiae s.s: introgressive hybridization, adaptive inversions, or recent reproductive isolation?; Black WC 4th, Lanzaro GC. Insect Mol Biol. 2001 Feb;10(1):3-7.