Flaminia Catteruccia

Dr. Catteruccia was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Gene Editing.

Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health, Flaminia Catteruccia is a molecular entomologist specializing in the reproductive biology of Anopheles mosquitoes, the only mosquitoes capable of transmitting human malaria. She is exploring how disruptions to the mosquito mating process could hinder reproduction. Her work has received funding from the European Research Council, Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council and has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Biotechnology and PLoS Biology. Her focus on the reproductive biology of mosquitoes seeks keys to fighting a disease that still affects hundreds of millions of people around the world.