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Institute for Integrative Genome Biology



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Bradley WhiteBradley White

Assistant Professor of Entomology

Mailing Address:

Entomology
Entomology /339
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-2626
Fax: (951) 827-3086
Email: bradley.white@ucr.edu


Degree(s):

PhD Biological Sciences 2010 University of Notre Dame
BA Biology and English 2004 Oberlin College

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Disease Vector Research

Areas Of Expertise:

Evolutionary Genomics of Mosquitoes

Awards / Honors:

Arthur J Schmitt Fellowship

Research Summary:

Broadly, my lab performs research on the genetic basis of phenotypic diversity in Anophelesmalaria mosquitoes. We are particularly interested in studying traits of medical and/or ecological importance. To do this we utilize a variety of techniques ranging from experimental genetics to computational genomics to field studies. Below is further background on the two main research topics currently under investigation.

1) Vectorial Capacity. Anopheles mosquitoes are the exclusive vectors of human malaria. However, not all anophelines are created equal with respect to this trait. We aim to identify the genetic polymorphisms that contribute to natural variation in "vector phenotypes" such as host preference and susceptibility to Plasmodium infection. Finding these polymorphisms and characterizing the evolutionary forces acting upon them may ultimately enable a reduction in the vectorial capacity of natural populations of mosquitoes.

2) Speciation. Anopheles mosquitoes have undergone recent, rapid diversification resulting in numerous complexes of morphologically indistinguishable species, which has positioned them as an excellent model to answer fundamental questions about how new species are formed and maintained. Currently, we are working towards characterizing the genetic architecture of species boundaries between diverging taxa with varying levels of gene flow

Selected Publications:

List of publications from HubMed



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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director

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