Holly Tuten, PhD, is a Vector Ecologist who studies vector potential of mosquitoes and ticks. She is keenly interested in the ecological dynamics and co-evolutionary arms races among vectors and their hosts, and the disease agents that link the two. She believes a robust ecological and evolutionary understanding can inform better vector-borne disease control. She has worked on predicting vector distributions; vector behavior, morphology, and taxonomy; mass-release of mosquitoes for disease control; molecular determination of vectors and their hosts and pathogens; popular science journalism; and risk analysis to prevent pest and pathogen invasions. While continuing these activities, she currently runs the active tick surveillance program for the State of Illinois.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - Mosquito Ecology in Zoological Parks