Insect Core Facility
The Insect Core is housed in the School of Public Health building and occupies 3,000 square feet. It consists of seven environmentally controlled walk-in incubators, ten reach-in incubators and seven laboratory work areas. One section of the Insect Core is a designated high-security area for handling arthropods infected with human malaria parasites and other pathogens.
Research programs supported by the Insectary Core range from studies to understand the basic biology and physiology of arthropods, to assessment of the interactions of pathogens with their arthropod vectors, and to the creation of transgenic mosquitoes. The projects are led by Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) faculty members working on malaria, West Nile virus and Lime disease.
Current programs include but are not limited to:
Facility Director: Dr. Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena firstname.lastname@example.org
Facility Manager: Christopher Kizito email@example.com