Dr. Aparna Telang is an Assistant Professor of Biology. Her research focuses on mosquitoes as major vectors of pathogens/parasites that cause human diseases using tools in organism biology, biochemistry, physiology and cell/molecular biology. She earned her Master’s in Biology from California State University East Bay and her Ph.D. in Insect Science from University of Arizona. She then held postdoctoral positions at University of Arizona and University of Georgia. Prior to her arrival at USFSM, she was faculty at University of Richmond, where she taught physiology and medical entomology. At USFSM, she teaches General Physiology, Research Methods in Biology, General Genetics, Medical Entomology, and Cellular Processes.